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Food System Change Online Congress (March 22nd-24th 2021)


Our food system is not sustainable. The current global crisis draws attention to this fact more than ever. The Food System Change Online Congress will highlight solutions to this problem by presenting decentralized, bottom-up initiatives from all over Europe, which push for a sustainable transformation of the food system. Taking place via live online transmission from March 22nd to 24th, the event will enable people from all over Europe to come together and discuss the innovative approaches taken. The goal in sharing ideas and networking between the pioneers is to support and implement more projects of this kind in Europe and therefore promote the food system change. 

The congress is free of charge and open to everyone. In each of the five different sessions niche innovations in the European food system are presented by the pioneers themselves followed by a 50 minutes Q&A session and discussion with one further scientific/networking expert in the field. Topics discussed here include amongst others climate-friendly and sustainable farming methods, innovative financing systems or building sustainable communities through Bio-Districts. In four panel discussions we aim to discuss in depth the potential of open source solutions in the food and agricultural system, how to build regional networks, how to make an impact on politics and further synergies/networking potentials as an outlook. Last but not least in session 4 a closing declaration of the congress will be elaborated on and discussed in a group setting and signed at the end of the congress by all parties interested. Should you be unable to participate, you can head to foodsystemchange.org to watch recordings of all the sessions and panels after the event is over.

The Food System Change Online Congress is an initiative by NAHhaft e.V., Germany. NAHhaft is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable food strategies through research, consulting, education and networking. With the help of partners from science, civil society, politics and administration, sustainable food systems are promoted.

Date & Time: March 22-24, 2021 from 9am to 5.30 pm 

Language: English 

Programme with speakers and panelists: see below 

Facilitator: Ribana Bergmann

Registration: https://www.ernaehrungswandel.org/vernetzen/food-system-change-congress/sign-up 

Website: https://www.ernaehrungswandel.org/vernetzen/food-system-change-congress/about 

Contact: info@foodsystemchange.org

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Food System Change Online Congress.

Please feel free to forward the invitation to interested parties within your network.

Best regards,

Helen Engelhardt and Lydia Deppe

NAHhaft e.V.


22 March 2021

23 March 2021

24 March 2021

8:00 AM

Invitation via Email

Invitation via Email

Invitation via Email

9:00 AM – 10:30  AM

Welcome session

Introduction: Transformation of the food system and role of the congress

Speakers: Dr. Benjamin Leon Bodirsky, Stephanie Wunder

Session 3 : Agroforestry and its variations across Europe

Speakers: Ben Raskin, Marcin Wójcik, Dr María Rosa Mosquera-Losada

Session 6: Cities assuming the responsibility of food production

Speakers: Filippos Polatsidis, Pascal Hardy, Dr. Bernd Pölling

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 1: Climate-friendly and sustainable farming methods

Speakers: Dr. Johannes Eisenbach, Gilles Domenech,Marlène Vissac

Session 4: 

Development of the closing declaration

Panel discussion 3: Impact on politics

Panelists: Ana Moragues Faus (PhD), Janneke Bruil, Inés Jordana

12:30 PM –  2 PM

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session 2 : Open Source solutions: the challenge to share and protect farmer’s knowledge

Speakers: Andrea Ferrante, Severine von Tscharner Fleming,Ramona Duminicioiu

Session 5: Building sustainable communities through Bio-Districts

Speakers: Roberto Stucchi Prinetti, Samuel Bonvoisin, Salvatore Basile

Session 7: Innovative financing systems

Speakers: Gonzalo Úrculo, Dr. Jenny Lay-Kumar, Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Häring, 

3:30 PM –    4 PM

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Panel discussion 1: Potential of open source solutions in the food and agricultural system

Panelists: Dr. Johannes Kotschi, Chris Giotitsas, Lynne Davis, Rachel Arnould, Foteini Zampati

Panel discussion 2: Building regional networks

Panelists: Tom O’Kane, Johanna Stumpner, REFRAME – Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme, Wannes De Jonghe

Panel discussion 4: Outlook: Synergies, networks and the way forward

Panelists: Stanka Becheva, Dr. Fedele Colantuono, Prof. Mariantonietta Fiore, Forum Synergies

5:30 PM




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Send gerne videre, hvis du kender andre der laver permakultur aktiviteter
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Author: Victoria Schou, landscape architect. Denmark

The medieval village of Torri Superiore is a small jewel of popular architecture located at the foothill of the Ligurian Alps, a few kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea and the French border, close to the coastal town of Ventimiglia. Originating in the thirteen century, the village is structured in three main bodies with more than 160 rooms, all connected by an intricate fabric of stairways.

Its complex structure has often been compared to a fortress or a labyrinth, perched on the mountainside. The village has been entirely restored and is now open to ecotourism, for courses, meetings and programs of environmental education, and offers an accommodation for stays and vacations. It is perfect for people interested in getting to know Ecovillage Life and looking for a holiday in a natural environment full of suggestions. This was the place, where the training for ‘Young Leaders for Sustainability’ took place.


Youth leaders

This training course was made for current and aspirant youth workers to learn tools to work with young people in ecovillages and sustainable projects. Participants from Italy, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, France, Finland, Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands came with the motivation to become young leaders and developing their leadership skills.

The first days we had an introduction to group facilitation and we explored ourselves in relation to the group and different leadership styles. We have been introduced to different tools to work with groups of young people, especially related to life in ecovillages. After having had these theoretical lessons we got to put our new skills into practice during sessions of groupwork, where the goal was to facilitate a workshop ourselves. The participants had many fun and interesting inputs on what to facilitate a workshop on and how to structure it. We split in five groups with , and the topics of the workshops ended up being: ‘The Jounrey from Fear to Love’, ‘Finding your Personal Gift’, ‘Shadow Work’, ‘Menstruation’ and ‘Lunch’. These topics were prepared as workshops for sharing knowledge and experience from one participant to the other. During one and a half day of groupwork, the workshops were discussed, prepared and refined, so that we were able to hold space for each other.

Tools for holding space

Sociocratic methods of decision making were used to create a safe room for everybody to be in. The first day measures for Covid19 was discussed in the group, where everyone could share their thoughts and feelings on the topic. Some of us were so touched in their heart by restrictions and the urgency, that we were crying and shouting. This is the truth we live in and we see it better to express our feelings, than to suppress.

Together we are going through the process of accept, holding space, letting everyone be heard. While we wear a mask, when we speak, sanitize our hands after touching and keep distance of each other. We are living together, sharing our inner thoughts and feelings, when there is no room for touching or embracing.

We have learned skills in communication, facilitation, leadership and entrepeneurship during this training for sustainability. Lucilla is the local Italian woman living in Torri Superiore, taking part of the training as a co-facilitator. She is experienced in facilitating meetings in a positive and efficient manner to serve the association or organization to the best.


Personal experience

Jasper Keus from Finland has expressed himself about what the training has helped him to understand:

“For me the experience was very eye-opening. I found people with willpower and knowledge for solutions to the world crisis and ways to make them more possible. I found hope. Now I can connect with people who I know have made an effort to understand each other and themselves. People who are capable of facing conflicts and accepting our differences. It’s making us capable to work together.

We lived together for a whole week. It was special to share our backgrounds and experiences while using the tools we were gaining from the training.

I’ve learned a lot with leading and facilitating a group and I will definitely put these things into practice. I’m willing to learn more and go deeper into the art of leadership.”


Conflict management and communication

One of the main components of the teaching was how to handle conflict and communicate in a group, but also with your peer people. Communication at the basis is about how we exchange information with each other. Our values and our personality are recognized through communication, which can happen through three channels: verbal, para-verbal and non-verbal. If there is a duality in any of these three, there will be a miscommunication.

When a conflict arises, it will cause an emotional reaction between the people involved in the conflict. These feelings will be disagreement and discomfort. The discontent is rooted in the fact that there are two arguments going against each other, which is what the conflict arises from. Two different expectations of what was needed and requested creates the disagreement. This situation can create discomfort and our feelings will be hurt, sad, angry or disappointed. As a facilitator it is important to be able to recognize and distinguish what disagreement evokes emotions and analyze the situation from a more objective point of view. In this way a resolution to the conflict can be found when both parts are heard and understood from the basis of this understanding.

Active learning

A big part of the learning was as Jasper expresses not only done in the formal training sessions, but also during lunch and at the jam after dinner. In this way we got to know each other and create new relations across Europe. I personally feel the courage and wonder of what we can do as a group. We have the common mindset that we want the change to happen through personal effort. If we all do a little in our place in the world, together we can change the world. I have learnt to step up in front of a crowd and tell the story I want to live.

AFLYST pga corona: Invitation til LAND forsamling i Vester Vedsted

UHR-Skoven byder velkommen til LAND Forsamling den 13. – 15. november i Vester Vedsted ved Ribe. Regn med at møde masser af skønne mennesker og et inspirerende netværk, samt masser af fælles aktiviteter, der vil bringe permakultur fremad.
Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: himmel, træ, plante, græs, sky, bjerg, bro, friluftsliv og natur
I UHR-Skovens ånd vil LAND Forsamlingen være spredt ud over landsbyen Vester Vedsted med flere lokaliteter i spil – derfor medbring tøj efter vejret. Vi starter i Forsamlingshuset fredag med fortællinger fra LAND centrene. Traditionen tro får vi en rundvisning på stedet lørdag og mulighed for at udveksle erfaringer og planlægge for fremtiden. Lørdag aften rykker vi måske til Dorethe og Christians have med bål og lokal spillemand lørdag om vejret tillader det. Søndag besøger vi det flotte Orangeri på Oak River Farm.
Der vil være lokal privat indkvartering – shelter, telt eller hus – medbring selv sovegrej. Maden laves af Signe i årstidens bedste ingredienser. Børn er yderst velkomne – de skal medbringe udetøj, da vi laver udendørsaktiviteter. Medbring madpakkecontainer til søndag.
Vi glæder os til at se jer allesammen!
Dorethe, Kirsten & Christian
No-show-up-fee på 300 kr. Indbetales på følgende box; 5165FU, tilbagebetales ved ankomst.
Vi følger myndighedernes anbefalinger i forhold til corona, derfor kan ændringer forekomme.

Ny festival om bæredygtighed & modstandsdygtighed!

I år bliver en ny festival født på Sydfyn!

Mens sensommeren og efteråret tryller modne æbler og svampe frem, tryller Sydfyn en månedlang læringsfestival frem som løber fra d. 11. september – 11. oktober 2020!

Festivalen ønsker at give dig konkrete og praktiske redskaber til at få bæredygtighed og modstandsdygtighed ind i hverdagslivet! 

Det smukke Sydfyn vil danne rammen for denne oplevelse.

Festivalen er bygget op omkring 7 tracks som udforsker det bæredygtige, modstandsdygtige hverdagsliv fra forskellige vinkler. Hvert track består af talks og workshops, og der er sammensat et sprødt program med nationale og lokale foregangs personer inden for hvert område.

De 7 tracks er:

DYRK Her lærer du at dyrke mad på det areal du nu har – i vindueskarmen, i parcelhushaven, i den store baghave eller på en mark!

SANK-LAV-SPIS Her lærer du at samle mad ude i naturen og tilberede det, så det kan fylde en god del af din hverdagskost!

INDRE OMSTILLING Det som sker ude i verden sker også inde i os selv. Du vil opleve dette Track som et retreat – naturens spaophold – hvor vi kigger indad, vitaliserer vores relation til naturen og menneskene omkring os.

PREPPING Her lærer du praktiske og håndgribelige værktøjer til at tørre, fermentere, sylte og alt derimellem; simpelthen hvordan vi opbevarer alt det høstede.

ØKONOMISK OMSTILLING Her kigger vi på cirkulær økonomi, at omstille gældfrihed, egen økonomi, bytte, selvforsyning m.v.; at tænke alternativt om vores økonomi. Vi kigger på metoder og ændringer der er tilgængelige for alle.

ZERO WASTE Dette track giver dig redskaberne til at lave dine egne produkter – om det er essentielle hverdagsting eller mere luksuriøse produkter. Sæbe, tandpasta, vaskepulver, kropsolier – alt sammen af det vi har inde for rækkevidde!

FÆLLESSKABENDE Dette track vil som afslutning på hvert af de øvrige seks tracks skabe rammerne om en række samtalesaloner, som giver mulighed for at mødes med de andre festivaldeltagere og sammen indgå i meningsfulde samtaler omkring refleksioner fra festivalen, diskutere løsninger til omstilling, og skabe et fundament for fremtidigt fællesskab!

ONLINE – Alle tracks med deres talks og workshops vil være frit tilgængelige som webinars på vores hjemmeside. Så har du ikke mulighed for at komme til Sydfyn, kan du opleve hele festivalen online.

Du kan læse mere om festivalen, se programmet og købe din billet på www.bæredygtighed-modstandsdygtighed.dk

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