Meetings

At Agroecology Europe, we achieve our goals largely and effectively through the effort of the Agroecology Europe Youth Network and a number of working groups, each with clearly defined purposes.

The Agroecology Europe Youth Network and the working groups are a key resource for Agroecology Europe wherein our members can actively participate in a self-organised way. This approach allows a more targeted way of tackling specific issues, especially when it comes to specific work, by using our resources in the most efficient way.

AGROECOLOGY EUROPE YOUTH NETWORK (AEEUYN)

Our Agroecology Europe Youth Network (AEEUYN) started recently to work on a project to conduct an extensive research of some agroecological practices, highlighting the current situation of practical agroecology implementation across twelve European countries.

We look forward to publishing our report in the near future and to share our results with interested people and organizations.

Our research has given us the opportunity to observe the existence of numerous agroecological initiatives in the studied area, in such a great number that it would have been impossible to include them all in our report.

These initiatives have been developing for decades in different areas, such as academic research, training and education, public policy, or food production and consumption.

Step by step, they have overcome difficulties, while building social movements, and generating a very heterogeneous and diverse socio-economic, political and cultural fabric. This interconnected network of organizations, groups, entities and people, is now strongly committed to a single objective: to transform the dominant global agri-food system through a change of paradigm, as well as to build a more sustainable alternative of food production from a social, economic and environmental perspective.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat at info@agroecology-europe.org

Working Group on Education & Training in Agroecology

This Working Group was initially launched during the Forum in Heraklion last September 2019.

The envisaged objectives are the following:

  • exchange experiences; 
  • learn about modern Pedagogy theory and practices (i.e. different case studies and specific tools); 
  • explore challenges; 
  • start collaborations among each other.
For more information, please contact the Secretariat at info@agroecology-europe.org

Working Group on Agroecology & Biodiversity

As so-well written by the FAO, “Agroecology is based on applying ecological concepts and principles to optimize interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment while taking into consideration the social aspects that need to be addressed for a sustainable and fair food system”. 

These concepts and principles are a key element to restore biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Following the publication of the Biodiversity Strategy and its targets by the European Commission on the 20th of May 2020, Agroecology Europe has a momentum to seize.

Agroecology supporters have an important role to play in spreading and sharing their knowledge on how to preserve above and below ground biodiversity.

And Agroecology Europe would like to convey those messages towards European civil servants and national governments in order to help them adopting adequate policies, research priorities and make the good public investments.

The envisaged objectives are the following: 

  • Convey messages towards EU officials in order to guide them in the adoption of adequate policies & research priorities to improve biodiversity in the EU;

  • AEEU role to spread & share knowledge on how to preserve above and below ground biodiversity;

  • Gather knowledge and experiences to find solutions to weed, pest and disease specific management problems.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat at info@agroecology-europe.org