European Coordination Via Campesina celebrates its 30 years!

Press Invitation

Bagnolet, France, 11 March 2016

From the 14th to the 16th March of this year, the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) will hold its General Assembly and celebrate, in the same occasion, its 30 years articulating the struggle of the European peasant movement.

Hosted by our member, the Confédération Paysanne, in Bagnolet, at the outskirts of Paris, close to 80 peasant representatives from across Europe along with their close allies will gather to discuss the current challenges faced by European small scale and family farmers, share their achievements, and -of course- celebrate.

With an agricultural crisis in the background hitting particularly hard dairy producers and a crucial Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels the 14th, this European peasant gathering is especially important.

We hereby cordially invite you to attend our event on Wednesday, March 16th from 14h to 16h30. On the agenda figures a plenary assessment of our struggle so far and a presentation of actions in store for what’s ahead of us. In this framework, representatives from various working groups -treating issues like the current European debate on new GMO technologies, access to land and the milk crisis- will share a short analysis and open the floor for a discussion.

To attend this event or have more information on it please contact:

Elina Bouchet, media relations Confédération Paysanne (FR)

–, 06 95 29 80 78

Andres Arce Indacochea, media relations ECVC (EN, ES), 0032 4 89 55 22 97

Geneviève Savigny – Adam Payne – ECVC Coordinating Committee

European Coordination Via Campesina

Rue de la Sablonnière 18, 1000 Brussels (BE)

T: +32 (0)2 21 73 112

F:+32 (0)2 21 84 509