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Ohrid, 6000 Macedonia
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Food is an integral part of all of our daily lives, but how can we make sure that the food that ends up on our plate is fair and healthy? Save the date for our event in Macedonia exploring just how we can achieve such a food system!

Event Background

The GEF transnational project Fair and Healthy Food aims to bring together different actors to find alternative solutions and positive changes to our current food systems. 

Alongside exploring examples of urban movements developing progressive food policies, the project will also examine how regional sustainable food systems can revitalise rural communities.

About the Event

This event, to be held by Ohrid lake in North Macedonia, is organised with the support of our project partner Sunrise, and will invite experts, green activists, academia and NGOs to discuss how we can achieve a fair and healthy food system.


Day 1 – 8th September

14:00 – 14:30 Welcome and introduction – green perspective on food production in North Macedonia and the region: Aleksandar Gjorgjievski, project coordinator Sunrise, and Liljana Popovska, Member of North Macedonian Parliament

14:30 – 15:00 Presentation of the Fair and Healthy Food discussion paper: Aleksandar Gjorgjievski, project coordinator Sunrise

15:00 – 16:00 Debate on the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and alternative solutions to the current food system

  • Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart, Director Fundacja Strefa Zieleni (Poland)
  • Nikolce Nikolovski, President of Slow Food (North Macedonia)
  • Dirk Holemans, Coordinator Oikos Denktank – Flanders, Belgium – and GEF Board member
  • Dimce Baleski, Organic Farmers Organisation – Valandovo (North Macedonia)
  • Zaklina Zivkovic, Networked (Serbia)

Day 2 – 9th September

11:00 – 12:00 Panel discussion on organic and locally produced food in North Macedonia and the EU: moderated by Dimce Baleski, Organic Farmers Organisation – Valandovo (North Macedonia)

12:00 – 13:00 Presentation: local food production and traditional cooking: Vasilka Stefanovska, President of Slow Food Vodno-Skopje (North Macedonia)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Conclusions and closing of the event


The event will take place in conjunction with a workshop on energy democracy by GEF with the support of Sunrise.


Participants who require accommodation please contact Aleksandar Gjorgjievski aleksgo@gmail.com.


Registration for this event is required. Please register via the form found here. 

Registration deadline: 31 August 2019

Ohrid, 6000 Macedonia

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