What are the results so far?

We started building our shared future in 2013 and there is still ample opportunity for you to share your aspirations and dreams for the movement. The journey to this point has included:

11-13 June 2015: 9th European Organic Congress – Designing our Future
The European organic movement got together to start making our vision a reality/ground our vision in strategy and action. At the congress we launched our coherent and viable mid-term strategy development to propel the organic movement in Europe to 2030.

April-June 2015: Final online public consultation
A European-wide online consultation helped us to set the basis for the development of a strategy for organic in Europe.

10-13 February 2015: Expert workshop at BioFach
At the workshop at BioFach 2015 we explored shared viewpoints of organic stakeholders The results of the analysis of participants’ statement were discussed and us to helped identify two major visions and set the basis for their further refinement.

November 2014: Expert workshop
Experts from the organic sector shared their visions of the potential scenarios for the external context in which organic food and farming in Europe will operate in the next 15 years.

July-August 2014: Six-week online consultation of organic minded stakeholders
Stakeholders shared their perspectives on the key challenges for organic, their ideas about the greatest strengths and limitations of the organic sector, as well as trends and developments that could have an impact on organics. Read more in Stakeholders opinion: current state of organics and visions for 2030.

8 November 2013: Kick-off event – Build the European Organic Future
The kick-off event aimed at collecting first input from organic stakeholders. During several workshops, we found that one of the unique selling points of organic it its holistic approach. We also agreed that the sector is strong because – among other – the good connection between the parts of the sum, our diversity and of course – the delivery of high quality products.
 
Revisit the programme of the kick-off event and read the summary report to learn more.