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3-4 March 2025 – International Conference of Researchers and Farmers: Rethinking the regulation of agricultural markets for agroecological transition in Europe

24 June 2024

European Coordination Via Campesina, Université Libre de Bruxelles and the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam are organising an International Conference of Researchers and Farmers entitled "Rethinking the regulation of agricultural markets for agroecological transition in Europe" on 3-4 March 2025.

We are currently facing multiple uncertainties and risks concerning food, public health, the geopolitical situation, the environment, climate and energy sources. Farmers' protests for decent prices and livelihoods dominated the first half of 2024, and in this context farmers and academics will come together as part of the conference to address a central question: "What lessons can be drawn from the successes and failures of past policies to regulate agricultural markets, in Europe and elsewhere in the world, to rebuild the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on the basis of food sovereignty [1] and enable the agroecological transition [2]?"

Approach

This conference will bring together academics, peasants, and small- and medium-sized farmers from several European countries to promote the co-construction of knowledge, based on academic work and farmers' experience and using innovative methods that enable exchanges to take place on an equal footing.

It will focus on knowledge building and exchange between farmers and academics, with an equal split of academic and farmer participants.

Call for contributions

In order to participate in the conference, it is necessary to make contributions. Farmers and academics are invited to send proposals for academic and non-academic contributions for the conference by 1 September 2024. These contributions will be based around three main themes:

- Successes, failures and limits of market regulation policies in Europe
- Food sovereignty and market regulation in the world
- Agroecological transition and market regulation

More information plus the list of names for the scientific and organisational committees can by found in the call to contribution document in the sidebar. The scientific committee will select contributions by 20 October 2024 and the deadline for registering and for receiving the selected contributions is 20 January 2025.

Journal

The journal Economie Rurale is a partner of the conference: a special issue or special forum in this journal may be organized for selected papers from this conference, appropriate to the journal's editorial line.

Event details

3 March 2025 9:00 am

See the call for contributions document for proposal info

Download event's agenda

Call for contributions - EN

Convocatoria de contribuciones - ES

Appel à contributions - FR

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