Throughout Europe people from different cultures and backgrounds are already working towards the shared goal of redefining the way our society organises the production, processing and distribution of food, and are getting together to achieve Food Sovereignty in their local communities.
Reclaim the fields is calling for a meeting to identify a shared vision for food distribution systems committed to Food Sovereignty in Europe, define future thematic focuses and develop an organizational structure for a new European platform. Our aim is to create a decentralized platform where experience-sharing between food distribution projects can be achieved, independent from any central body or institution.
This meeting is part of the follow-up process to the Nyeleni-Europe Forum that took place in Krems last August. It will focus on the Axis 2 of the Action Plan: “Changing how Food is distributed“.
Topics we would like to address :
- What is our common ground? Reclaim the fields wants to define a shared vision and set characteristics for CSAs and other distribution systems for food sovereignty.
- How to decentralise the experiences, initiatives and share solutions? How to pool our resources efficiently?
- How to build alliances to follow up on Axis 2 of the Nyeleni-Europe Action Plan?
- What organizational and operating means and methods will best enable us to work together?
Reclaim the fields isaiming to have a balanced representation from the different European regions and include as many actors as possible to jointly build our common struggle for Food Sovereignty as a reflection of its true European diversity.
Due to limited funding Reclaim the fields cannot provide travel reimbursement for everybody but Reclaim the fields will try to cover accommodation and food during the meeting. At the meeting we will announce a suggested financial contribution per day to cover the expenses for food. Reclaim the fields will organize interpretation according to the needs of registered participants. Please register before the 30th of June if you require interpetation support.
Registration is open until September, 1st, 2012.