Hello fellow food savers,
Daniel from Foodsharing Luxembourg is writing. Our group’s application of holding a workshop about food waste at the European Youth Event 2020 has been accepted, and we need you!
The European Youth Event (EYE) is a bi-annual event for youth taking place in Strasbourg, France; The next EYE will be from the 29th to the 30th of May 2020.
Our workshop has the title “United Against Food Waste: Making sure food lands in people’s stomachs” and comes with the following teaser:
Worldwide one third of the food produced is thrown away. In the EU, 173 kg of food per person per year are wasted. Consequently, resources having been used for the production of that food, including land, energy and water, have been lost. The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land from 2019 notes that food waste and loss were responsible for about 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions during 2010–2016, which means that food waste is a major driver of the climate crisis. As the EU has recently agreed on reaching climate neutrality by 2050, it is a good moment to come up with concrete political demands to tackle the issue of food waste. Which best-practices do exist already? What should governments do? Be part of working out clear political demands to tackle the issue of food waste at its root.
As this workshop will take only 90 minutes, we need efficient and strict facilitation. Our idea has been to split up participants in 5 groups to work on different topics. Therefore, we have also indicated that 5 facilitators will show up. This is why we need you now!
Our idea is to be there with an international facilitation team, not only to hold the workshop but also to show the diversity in our movement and to network. Your travel costs and one night in Strasbourg will be paid by the EU. You can only participate if you are between 16 and 30 years old.
If you are interested, send us an e-mail to moien [at] foodsharing.lu with a short description of yourself and your local group. This is not binding yet! The next step will be a call with further information in January.
Enjoy the rest of the year!