At the end of 2019, the European Commission presented the so-called European Green Deal, Europe’s roadmap that should enable citizens and businesses to benefit from a sustainable green transition. In this framework, the Commission also published a Communication to the other EU institutions detailing a comprehensive and ambitious package of measures touching several areas, including food policy.
In the framework of the Communication, it was announced that the “Farm to Fork” Strategy will be launched in spring 2020, together with a stakeholder debate, which will pave the way to the formulation of a more sustainable food policy.
oriGIn believes the European Green Deal and the “Farm to Fork” Strategy are opportunity to strengthen European GIs systems (existing controls and enforcement mechanisms in particular) as well as to demonstrate that the GIs sector, with its long-term nature, is in a strategic position to respond to the sustainability challenges of our times.
- 20/05/2020 – Press Release: European GIs producers welcome the publication of the Farm to Fork and biodiversity strategies
- 09/03/2020 – European Green Deal – Sustainability: Challenges and opportunities for GIs in the framework of the EU “Farm to Fork” Strategy
- 23/09/2019 – Sustainability and cooperation among groups at the top of the agenda of the Geographical Indications global alliance
- 15/05/2019 – Press Release: Sustainability, enhanced protection and further simplification: One week ahead of the European Parliament elections, oriGIn EU publishes its priorities for geographical indications in the 2019-2024 legislature