To achieve sustainable systemic changes in our food system we need strong policies that support agroecological methods, that protect land from unsustainable use and ensure tenure rights for peasant farmers around the world. Food policies are a tool that helps to ensure that all people have access to safe, affordable, and healthy food. These policies can have a local, national, territorial or even international scope. In our courses we explore these areas of policy making and aim to build skills around engaging in advocacy activities at different levels.

Explore how local communities can get active in advocacy, local food procurement, and access to land issues!

Join us in learning about advocating at the EU Institutional level!

This module is an introduction to three important fields of advocacy: Public Relations, Coalitions and Lobbying. It serves to expand the knowledge about advocacy for organizations in the sector of agroecology and short food supply chains. The module will help organizations reflect on their own capacities and possibilities with regard to advocacy. The module will also inlcude an exchange with other European organizations to learn from their experiences. The module is designed for interested people working in the field of agroecology and short food supply chains.

Does Eastern Europe have a specific dynamic regarding the development of LSPA? The module is addressed to consumers and producers interested in finding out more information about CSA in Hungary and Romania. It may also be of great interest to representatives of local authorities and NGOs engaged in increasing access to locally produced food. 

This course explores issues of access to food and the links to poverty and marginalization in Europe. By examining institutional and political barriers to social inclusion and participation, this course encourages learners to use a right to food and nutrition framework to assess European food policy.