EFUA Action Conference

Event posted by Rachelle Cividino
Wednesday, 25 September 2024 - 0:00 to Thursday, 26 September 2024 - 23:45 (Europe/Brussels)
Brussels, Belgium

“Join us” in Brussels for this unique event dedicated to advancing urban agriculture policies and practices across Europe!

During our conference, the focus is very much upon ‘ACTION’! We aim to provide a “full-on” participative agenda, giving everyone the chance to have their say on the future of urban agriculture (UA) in Europe and beyond. However, we’re doing things differently; we’re starting down on the farm, where the real work of UA is done! So, don’t come along expecting a typical conference format, with a long list of dry presentations to make your head spin…

Instead, we look forward to hosting a highly interactive event featuring lively field visits/discussions, 'ready-to-implement' insights, knowledge exchange and stimulating workshops; these will explore and showcase the latest innovations in UA, whilst offering new perspectives for linking action on the ground to policies at EU, national and city level. Additionally, our conference format will ensure numerous formal and informal networking opportunities with the chance to meet other UA enthusiasts and professionals from across the EU.

Our presenters and hosts will include real practitioners (i.e. urban farmers and urban gardeners), EU policymakers, city representatives, community groups and NGOs.

We will also launch our UA Manifesto, “Let’s Grow Together”, at the conference and to inaugurate the first session of the wider “European Forum on Urban Agriculture” as a community of stakeholders from across Europe. It’s your opportunity to help guide and steer a new and comprehensive vision for urban agriculture – so “join us” in Brussels.

The event is hosted by Boerenbond at the Ateliers des Tanneurs in Brussels as part of the EFUA project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme:  EFUA project

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Venue Details: Ateliers des Tanneurs, 1000 Bruxelles

Contact for Further Information: Nele.Lauwers@Boerenbond.be

Conference Days - Key Themes:

Day 1: September 25th, 2024 “From Practice to Policy”

Lessons from the field for future practice and better policies Discover the heartbeat of European Urban Agriculture, around Brussels, as we participate in guided site visits, stimulating discussions and take part in the European Forum on Urban Agriculture meeting. Gain firsthand insights from experts and policymakers, thereby setting the stage for future collaborations. Be part of the official launch of the EFUA Manifesto!

Day 2: September 26th, 2024 “Just do it !”

Turning knowledge into action Let’s turn our ideas into action! Engage in workshops, learn from EFUA experts and discuss, and collaborate with stakeholders to unlock the full potential of urban agriculture. From policy translation to practical strategies, this day is all about catalyzing change on the ground. We need your ideas and input!