Delegates from 20 different countries, totalling some 130 persons, discussed matters of mutual interest relating to Food Sovereignty and Food Security across Europe. Also, given the ongoing work on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, an absorbing Colloquium considered the measures currently proposed and the issues facing those at the heart of the discussions.
Full details of the papers presented can be found by following this link. The conclusions of the Congress will in due course be published and will be presented to the European Institutions for their information.
As always, the spirit of camaraderie was felt in all aspects: in the sessions of the three independent Commissions, in the Colloquium and in the bars and restaurants in the ‘down time’ of the evenings.
Some strong and efficient organisation was behind that success and our special thanks go to:
Most of all, though, thanks go to the delegates, without whose support the Congress would not have been as successful or enjoyable.
We now look forward to our next Congress in Cardiff, Wales, in 2021. Full information will be available on the website of CEDR – www.cedr.org – as the arrangements are confirmed.
President of CEDR