The Greens - EFA

Finding Food: innovative ways to help the most deprived

Wednesday, 05 june, 15:00 - 18:30

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Over 90 million tons of food are wasted in the EU each year, of which at least a quarter is edible, while the current EU food programme disperses around 400.000 tons of food a year. There should be a lot more potential to provide food for the most deprived while at the same time avoiding food waste than is being exploited now. Luckily, all over Europe, charities, NGOs, businesses and local authorities are coming up with new and innovative ideas to prevent the waste of food and at the same time increase the supply of food to the poorest Europeans. In what ways can we create conditions and provide means at different political levels for these initiatives to flourish and be exchanged? We invite you to join us to explore some of the great examples of social innovation!


15:00 - 15:30
Opening remarks - Marije CORNELISSEN, Greens/EFA MEP

15:30 - 16:30
What do food banks need?

Chair - Jean Lambert, Greens/EFA MEP


16:30 - 17:45 
'Innovative solutions for providing food aid’


17:45 - 18:15
Using the ESF to fight poverty

Chair - Elisabeth SCHROEDTER, Greens/EFA MEP


18:15 - 18:30
Closing remarks

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mp4 - original - [1.2 GB]
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