The 3rd European Organic Congress of IFOAM EU will be split in a policy part and a regulation part, to take place in Rome and Madrid in May and June 2010. The congress will be in two parts to deal with two issues of urgent importance for the
organic sector: the first congress will discuss the potential of the organic movement to contribute to a new green deal for a sustainable European economy; the second one will evaluate the first year of the new Organic Regulation in place and give space for an outlook on further pieces to be added to the regulation. The second part of the European Organic Congress is set in Rome on 21 and 22 of June and is arranged in conjunction with IAMB (4). This congress will provide a platform to evaluate the first
year’s performance of the EU Regulation for Organic Food and Farming (EC 834/2007), to find out what the bottlenecks and challenges are and to identify areas where special attention should be paid to in future. Moreover, new areas that are expected to be included in the regulation soon will be explored. High level speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the organic sector will attend both conferences.