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Work areas

Coordination of EU funded projects

FiBL Europe supports the administrative and financial coordination of EU funded projects (e.g. Horizon 2020). Furthermore, it supports other relevant projects involving all FiBL (e.g. FiBL Residues Working Group, OrganicXseeds).

Contact

Carla Pinho

Coordination of the European Input List

FiBL Europe coordinates the European Input List (EIL) an easily accessible online tool, providing information on commercial inputs (plant protection products, fertilizers etc.) that comply with the rules for organic production. The list is drawn up on the basis of an in-depth product evaluation by a team of input evaluation experts. For further information on the European Input List and the six associated national Input Lists (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Croatia and Italy), please visit the project website www.inputs.eu.

Contact

Pia Pedross

Link

inputs.eu: Website of the European Input List

OrganicXseeds

FiBL Europe is responsible for OrganicXseeds in Belgium. Therefore, it

  • supports derogation requests by farmers, inspection bodies and national authorities.
  • manages the database of registered varieties and suppliers.
  • creates the annual report on derogations for national authorities in line with European regulatory requirements.

Contact

Lisa Haller

Link

organicxseeds.be: Belgian website of OrganicXSeeds

Dissemination

FiBL Europe is actively disseminating the research outcomes of its national scientists, as well as supporting the organic sector across Europe (e.g. international conferences and fairs). It

  • creates dissemination materials (e.g. leaflets, facts sheets)
  • communicates and disseminates results of EU projects and other FiBL projects
  • organises workshops and conferences at a European level

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Trainings

FiBL Europe develops trainings (incl. post-graduate level), training materials and webinars on organic and sustainable agriculture. It puts the outcomes of FiBL research projects at the service of a wider range of stakeholders (e.g. BTSF organic trainings, StartupBio).

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International cooperation

FiBL Europe works closely with the Department of International Cooperation at FiBL Switzerland, supporting the dissemination of the scientific research results for the adoption of organic and sustainable agricultural practices at a global level. FiBL closely cooperates with international organizations and donors to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Contact

Link

fibl.org: Department of International Cooperation at FiBL Switzerland

Advocacy activities

FiBL Europe leads the advocacy activities of its members with the European institutions and other European stakeholders. From its positioning as a scientific and neutral research institution, FiBL is committed to the development of science-based policy frameworks in the field of food and agriculture. To this end, the advocacy activities aim to support fact-driven decision-making processes in multiple contexts, such as the organic farming regulations, research needs and policies, international cooperation policies, the Common Agricultural Policy and international trade policies. Therefore, it

  • participates in stakeholder forums at a European and international level (e.g. Civil Dialogue Groups, EU expert meetings, European Commission workshops, European Court of Auditors stakeholder meetings, 2nd FAO Agroecology Symposium)
  • holds bilateral meetings with policy-makers at an EU level (European Commission, European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee), and at national and regional levels
  • cooperates and closely works together with relevant actors in the organic sector (e.g. IFOAM EU Group)
  • contributes to technological platforms’ analysis and recommendations (e.g. TPOrganics)
  • supports and participates in several national-level initiatives (e.g. The Organic Farmers Fair (TOFF), Organic Food Iberia, etc.)

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