European Forum For Food Sovereignty 2016.

The 2nd Nyéléni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty is scheduled for 26-30th OCTOBER 2016 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The Nyéléni Europe Movement brings together farmers, fishers, pastoralists, Indigenous Peoples, consumers, NGOs, trade unions, environmental, development, research and Justice/ Solidarity/ Human Rights Organizations, community-based food movements and others, to enhance existing food sovereignty initiatives and strengthen our work at local, national, regional and global levels.

It’s all about building a big, inspiring Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe.

WWOOF UK will be attending this gathering in the form of Scarlett Penn our Co-Ordinator/Chief Executive. There are opportunities to contribute to the arrangements of this forum and also for feeding-in ideas.

The focus of the forum will be:

1. Changing how food is produced and consumed
2. Changing how food is distributed
3. Valuing work and improving social conditions in food & agricultural systems
4. Reclaiming the right to natural resources and the Commons
5. Changing public policies governing our food and agricultural systems.

Where does the Nyéléni come from?

Back in 2007 there was a landmark international Forum for Food Sovereignty held at Nyéléni, Mali in Africa. Representatives from 500 food producer, consumer and environmental movements from across the globe met together..

The deadline to apply to be a delegate is 25th July 2016 - so don't delay!

To find out more about this forum please follow this link to the Food Sovereignty Now! website:

If you have any questions or to join the working group please send an email to: