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.
The morning session called “The Europe we want in 2024: Universalising Fair Trade principles” of the first day of the conference will be free and open to the public. 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 SDGs. Also, we will collectively define a vision for Europe in 2024 that would universalise Fair Trade principles.
The morning session will be followed-up by workshop sessions. The first one is going to be “Capacity building workshop on 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 EP elections, by looking back at the past experiences and highlighting the role that each members category, from networks organisations to world shops, play in this contest.
The second workshop session is going to be “Shaping together the Fair Trade advocacy demands through the EP manifesto and beyond”, where will be discussed framing and priorities for a joint manifesto for the EP elections. After this workshop, we will focus on an overall relevance of the TFLF project and the demands identified to build the Fair Trade movement and reach out to new audiences and customers.
These sessions are going to be done in cooperation with Fair Trade Advocacy Office.
If you plan to attend this public session of the Biennial Conference, we kindly ask you to fill in this registration form. After registration, we will keep you updated and you will know all important information or changes.
This event is organised in the framework of the EC-funded Trade Fair – Live Fair project.
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 to the Conference is now officially OPEN and can be done by clicking here. Deadline for registration is on Monday, the 30th of April 2018, at 12:00 CET. In order to help us out with logistics, we do encourage you to do it as soon as possible and to plan your trip quite in advance.
The draft programme overview of the Conference and the information about the venue can be found here.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: