Food activists, growers, researchers, and lovers are invited to attend this evening discussion in preparation for the European Food Sovereignty Forum.
On 26-30 October over a thousand people will be gathering in Romania for a European Forum for Food Sovereignty, aka Nyéléni Europe. This Forum will be the second ever Europe-wide Food Sovereignty Forum. It will gather over a thousand people from 30+ countries, representing different parts of the food system including producers, consumers, activists, researchers, community-workers plus people with an interest in the environment, social justice, human rights and development.
As you can imagine, it is an incredible opportunity for the Scottish food movement to learn from people from all across Europe who also work to reform our food system. Likewise, the Scottish food movement has a lot to contribute to the Forum, from the grassroots to the policy level.
Join Nourish Scotland, Common Good Food, and the Scottish delegates to the Nyéléni Europe Forum on Friday 7th October to contribute your experiences and your stories, as well as your struggles and your questions!
Those going to Nyéléni Europe won't be going only as individuals, but also as representatives from the Scottish food movement. This event is therefore meant to gather input from the wide food movement in Scotland that our delegates can take to Romania. In addition, we want to collectively brainstorm about the key questions that they should try to answer at the Forum, be it about land reform, community supported agriculture, short food chains, or solutions to food waste; be it questions about best practice, governance, or policy reform... The subject is wide, and the delegates will need your help to narrow down what is most relevant to Scotland!
6.30 Registration, introductions, refreshments
7.30 Context setting:
- How did the Food Sovereignty movement start?
- What is the Forum about?
7.50 Round of stories:
- What is your involvement in the food movement?
- What can the Scottish food movement contribute to the Nyeleni Europe Forum?
8.30 Brainstorming & open space discussions about what we, the Scottish food movement, can learn from the Forum, facilitated by the Scottish delegates
9.20 Feedback to the whole group and conclusion
Call for £
Note that the group coordinating the UK delegation (incl. Scotland) is currently fundraising in order to be able to provide financial support to people who could not afford to go to Romania. We need £3600 to be able to send a 40 people strong delegation. About a dozen delegates have not yet been confirmed due to restricted funds, a few of which are in Scotland. Can you please donate?