Trade Fair Live Fair project
WFTO-Europe started the « Trade Fair Live Fair » (TFLF) project in the end of 2017. The TFLF project is funded by the European Commission for 3 years and is aiming at increasing awareness on sustainable consumption and production, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
European Fair Trade movement together with Ethical Fashion movement
It brings together most of the European Fair Trade movement, including its two biggest families Fairtrade International and World Fair Trade Organization, including as well partners such as the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, the Fairtrade Foundation, Commerce Equitable France and their affiliates organizations, such as Equo Guarantito, Weltladen-Dachverband, Forum Fairer Handel, Commercio Justo and many more. The project also includes Fashion Revolution, the Fair Trade Town campaign and other civil society partners. In total, 31 organizations will take part in the project. WFTO-Europe will play a key role in coordinating the input of the WFTO affiliate organizations.
Sustainable Development Goals
The relevance of Fair Trade in order to achieve the SDG’s is clear. Many SDG’s match the 10 Fair Trade principles. The ambition of this project is to address specifically the aspects of Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG12), being the transversal focus of the project, with specific attention to Climate Action (SDG13), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8) and Gender Equality (SDG5).
Research, campaign, advocacy and capacity building
The TFLF project will allow WFTO-Europe to do research work on the issue of Living Wage. Publications and policy recommendations will be published and shared with the network. Key moments such as the World Fair Trade Day, the International Women’s Rights Day and the WFTO-Europe Biennal conference will allow the presentation and dissemination of the project work. Advocacy efforts will concentrate mostly on the 2019 European elections and capacity-building activities will benefit from the already existing FairShare platform.
Our most recent activities within the project included the publication of a review showcasing how our members contribute to the SDGs, as well as our “Connect & Act” members’ meeting in Brussels in June 2019. Recently, we have launched the Achieving Supply Chain Transparency Guide, as a resource for companies to improve their business practices and to move the agenda around transparency mainly in their supply chain, but also a range of other equally important issues including price, wages and the environment.
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