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June 2016

Training weekend: Food Sovereignty in Practice

June 11, 2016 @ 09:30 - June 12, 2016 @ 17:00
Boerderij Buitenverwachting, Vlietkade 2
Hoogmade, 2355 CR Netherlands
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FIAN Netherlands, Otherwise, TNI, ILEIA and Toekomstboeren welcome you to participate in the training weekend ‘Food Sovereignty in Practice’, an inspiring exchange of alternatives to our current food system. The training weekend will take place on the organic farm Buitenverwachting near Leiden and is meant for both students, practitioners and (prospective) farmers who are interested in movement building and deepening their knowledge of food sovereignty, agroecology, urban food systems and the human right to food. Through interactive discussions, workshops and…

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September 2016

Swedish mobilisation for food sovereignty

September 3, 2016 @ 10:00 - September 4, 2016 @ 13:00
Demokratipiloterna, Södermannagatan 38
Stockholm, Sweden
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Sweden mobilises to form a delegation for the Nyéléni Forum in Romania (26-30th October). During the autumn we will organise trainings and meetings in Stockholm to discuss common positions and analyses to be shared with the European food sovereignty movement in Romania. Are you interested in the right to food and food sovereignty? Want to learn more about the situation in Sweden? Are you already committed and need inspiration? Then you are cordially invited to participate in our weekend training…

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October 2016

Watch international launch at FAO Headquarters

October 13, 2016 @ 12:30 - 14:00
FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, 00153 Italy
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The civil society Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016, Keeping Seeds in Peoples’ Hands, will be launched in Rome on October 13, shedding light on the existing threats to peasant seed systems and the accelerated destruction of biodiversity. Despite feeding the world and providing resilience to natural disasters, peasant seed systems face severe threats of accelerated destruction of agricultural biodiversity due to the appropriation of nature by industrial agriculture and corporations. Increasingly, seed and agrochemical business seeks to privatise,…

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Nyéléni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty

October 26, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Cluj-Napoca, Romania + Google Map
Food sovereignty

The second Nyéléni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from 26th – 30th of October 2016. Read the call to see how to get involved in the preparations and how to participate in the conference. The Nyéléni Forum brings together farmers, fishers, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, consumers, NGOs, trade unions, environmental, development, research and justice/solidarity/human rights organisations, community-based food movements and others, to enhance existing food sovereignty initiatives and strengthen our work at local, national, regional…

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November 2016

Feeding Public Policies – International Seminar

November 16, 2016 - November 17, 2016
San Sebastian, Basque Country Spain + Google Map
Feeding public policies

EHNE-Bizkaia, Bizilur and EHESK, together with support from Hands on the Land alliance partners TNI, FIAN and ECVC invite you to join the first International Seminar on Local Public Policies for Food Sovereignty. Register and see the programme on the seminar website! Under the banner of 'feeding public policies', the seminar will provide a space to discuss, exchange ideas, share experiences and initiatives between relevant actors who are currently working to develop public policies for food sovereignty. The event will…

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EU Launch Right to Food and Nutrition Watch

November 16, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:30
European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli Building
Brussels, Belgium
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On Wednesday the 16th of November, the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch is launched at the European Parliament in Brussels. The launch of the Watch, titled Keeping Seeds in Peoples' Hands, will be followed by a debate. This Hands on the Land event is hosted by the Members of the European Parliament Maria Heubach, Maria Noichl and Bart Staes. Programme 16 November 2016, 13h00 to 14h30, European Parliament, JAN 4 Q2 Welcome by MEP Maria Noichl Facilitation by MEP Bart…

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March 2017

International Congress Global Peasants’ Rights

March 7, 2017 - March 10, 2017
Schwaebisch Hall, Neubausaal, Rosenbühl Nr. 14 Schwäbisch Hall D-74523 + Google Map

The “Haus der Bauern” foundation organises an international congress on the issue of peasants’ rights from 7-10 March 2017 in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany. This congress will be attended by peasants, small scale producers, rural workers as well as international organisations and numerous stakeholders. The 'Global Peasants' Rights' congress sheds light on the situation of small scale farmers and the rural population around the world, draws public attention to the importance of peasants for sustainable local and regional production of food…

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Extractivism, Green-Grabbing and Resistance in Myanmar

March 21, 2017 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Institute for Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 12
The Hague, 2518AX Netherlands
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Tuesday, March 21st, the Institute for Social Studies organises a public talk on “Extractivism, Green-Grabbing and Resistance in Myanmar”. The talk will be joined by Thant Zin, a prominent activist from Myanmar (Burma) who works on topics such as land rights, environmental justice, mining issues, and equitable natural resource governance. Since his initial involvement in the advocacy campaign and monitoring project against the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ), a Thai-Myanmar-Japanese mega development project, he has also been active in the…

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April 2017

The Future of Food and Challenges for Agriculture in the 21st Century

April 24, 2017 - April 26, 2017
Europa Congress Palace, Gasteiz Avenue, 85
Vitoria-Gasteiz, 01009 Spain
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The 7th ICAS Colloquium will take place on April 24-26, 2017 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country). The colloquium, titled 'The Future of Food and Challenges for Agriculture in the 21st Century', is organised in collaboration with the Basque farmers union EHNE Bizkaia and Etxalde, a regional movement for sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty. More information and registration The Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS) International Colloquium is a platform for critical dialogue around agrarian studies, among engaged academics, activists and policy practitioners. This…

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September 2017

ETOC Europe Regional Conference – Towards Human Rights beyond Borders

September 28, 2017 - September 29, 2017

Over the past years Extraterritorial State Obligations (ETOs) in the area of economic, social and cultural rights have shown their growing importance in a number of policy fields  – for human rights beyond borders. ETOs show that international regulatory issues can be framed in terms of international human rights law – and this could strengthen the respective cases and campaigns in these fields. Every two years European members of the ETO Consortium and guests meet for a regional conference. The…

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