As agroecology is all about co-creation, the Forum Organising Committee 2023 has opened up the contribution space and invited our members and partner organisations to send us their proposals to organise sessions and workshops. We thank the members and partners who sent in over 100 proposals and make this Forum a platform for exchange, learning and dialogue on the most relevant and timely issues on agroecology.

We are delighted to share this programme that is the result of a participatory process!

Day 1: Thursday, 16 November

10:00 Agroecological breakfast and registration

10:00-11:30 Agroecology Europe General Assembly— Members of AEEU

11:30-12:30 Registration and lunch

12:45-13:00 Welcome address and opening

  • Lili Balogh, President, Agroecology Europe and Hungarian Agroecology Network

13:00-15:00 Plenary keynote session

  • Ibolya Sáfián, Hungarian Female Shepherds Association
  • Attila Szőcs-Boruss, Eco Ruralis
  • Pablo Tittonell, University of Groningen
  • Alexandra Köves, European Society for Ecological Economics

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Workshops

  • Workshop 1: 2024 European elections: how can agroecology become the next paradigm of European agricultural and food policies?
  • Workshop 2: Valuing underutilised crops and wild plants for agroecological transitions
  • Workshop 3: Past, present, and future of soil health by applying agroecological practices
  • Workshop 4: Challenges and opportunities in self-organized local food provisioning systems: investigating scaling, balance, energy, and solidarity in food communities

17:30-19:00 Workshops

  • Workshop 5: Commons, commoners, and food sovereignty: land governance to scale agroecology out and up
  • Workshop 6: Living Labs
  • Workshop 7: Territorial approaches to the agroecological transition
  • Workshop 8: Agroecological approaches to nutrient use and soil health management: results from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America

19:00 Dinner

Day 2: Friday, 17 November

9:00-10:30 Sessions

  • Session 1: Multi-level policy initiatives to reshape the CAP
  • Session 2: Innovative farming practices
  • Session 3: Transforming education and extension services: from top-down knowledge transfer to more horizontal farmer-to-farmer approaches

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Workshops

  • Workshop 9: Walking the agroecological path through feminism
  • Workshop 10: Connecting local agroecological initiatives with scientific research in Europe
  • Workshop 11: Practical applications of One Health: ecosystem building through engaging local communities, citizens, and authorities
  • Workshop 12: Climate action as a driver for agroecology in Central Eastern Europe: exchanging experiences and building alliances
  • Workshop 13: Agroecology “Schools Without Walls”: trust, feeling, territory, and the education of eco-political concern

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Poster session

15:00-16:30 Sessions

  • Session 4a: Agroecology initiatives and Living Labs in Europe: experiences from AE4EU
  • Session 5: Building strategic alliances: the role of networks in scaling agroecology
  • Session 6: Agroecology and digitalisation

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:30 Sessions

  • Session 4b: Agroecology initiatives and Living Labs in Europe: experiences from AE4EU
  • Session 7: First steps into the agroecological transition
  • Session 8: Long-term research for agroecology
  • Session 9: Agroecology for socially and environmentally just food systems: perspectives from social movements

18:30-18:45 Closing remarks: Policy reflections from the European Union (TBD)

19:00 Aperitivo: local cheese, bread, and wine tasting

20:00 Concert

Day 3: Saturday, 18 November

9:00-13:00 Field visits to local farms

13:00-15:00 Lunch break

15:00-17:00 Project and work meetings

  • Agroecology Europe Youth Network
  • European Network for Agroecological Food systems (ENAF)
  • Peasant Seed Swap
  • Hungarian Agroecology Network

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

17:30-18:00 Outlook to the future: what do we do next?

18:00 Farewell