From the 7th to the 9th of June, WFTO-Europe will organise its own Biennial Conference in Brussels. This is always a key moment for Fair Trade actors to meet each other and discuss the way ahead for the organisation.
In the context of the EU-funded Trade Fair Live Fair project (TFLF), WFTO-Europe in cooperation with the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) is organising the conference “Universalising Fair Trade principles through a European Union sustainable -and fair- production and consumption agenda”, free and open to the public.
Morning session (9h30-13h)
Its main aim is to engage and seek input from European Civil Society networks and movements in a debate on how we can “universalise” the principles of Fair Trade, in light of the new approach to Northern producers and of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also, we will aim at collectively define a vision for Europe in 2024 that would universalise Fair Trade principles, in particular how we can make the EU sustainable production and consumption agenda not only sustainable but also fair.
Afternoon session (14h-19h30)
There will be two workshops in the afternoon. The first one is going to be “How to build a successful pan-European EP elections campaign”, when we will exchange best practices on how to build a successful campaign for the 2019 European Parliament (EP) elections, by looking back at the past experiences and highlighting the role that different kind of organisations from network organisations to world shops, can play in this context. The second workshop session will be “Shaping together the advocacy demands through the EP manifesto and beyond”, where will be discussed framing and priorities for a joint manifesto for the EP elections taking place in May-June 2019, as well as the process in drafting and launching the manifesto.
If you plan to attend this event of the Biennial Conference,
we kindly ask you to fill in this registration form. We will keep you updated on the changes that may occur. THE DEADLINE FOR THE REGISTRATION IS 25th May.
Click here to find the draft programme for this public session.
For our members, the Biennial Conference will continue until the 9th of June 2018. These two days will be focused on the internal WFTO-Europe topics.
On the second day of the Conference, 8th June, together we will visit our member Oxfam Magasins du Monde in Wavre, where we will have the chance to see the premises and warehouse. After Rain Morgan’s speech, there will be workshop sessions dedicated to topics such as gender policy, living wage/fair payment, Fair Trade Northern producers & local movements and European Retailers and World shops Committee.
The last day of the Conference, 9th June, will be dedicated mainly to WFTO-Europe’s Annual General Meeting.
Registration for our members for the Conference is now officially closed.
The draft programme overview of the entire Biennial Conference and AGM and the information about the venue can be found here.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: