On 6th and 7th June we hosted our “Connect & Act” meeting in Brussels, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in the afternoon of the 7th. The event was funded by the European Commission via the Trade Fair Live Fair project and gathered more than 60 people from 13 different European countries. This provided valuable space and opportunity for members and prospective organisations to share experiences and raise important issues faced in the implementation of Fair Trade practices. In the morning of the first day we were additionally joined by members of like-minded movements for the public event “The role of mission-led business models in pursuing global social and environmental justice”, where participants discussed common goals around the theme of social and environmental justice.

As a follow-up on the event we would now like to share with you a summary of the most interesting topics discussed and the action points identified. Please find below: