Performing research, informing and raising awareness on how the agri-food chain is closely connected to these global crises is the goal of the #OurFoodOurFuture project.
As citizens of an interconnected world, it is the responsibility of all of us to address the global challenges our planet is going through. Migration and climate change are two issues on which the spotlight is on, but on which we still need to shed light. Performing research, informing and raising awareness on how the agri-food chain is closely connected to these global crises is the goal of the #GoEAThical project.
Adopting new patterns of consumption, actively supporting sustainable food supply chains and fair trade relations, enforcing respect for the human rights of male and female workers, modifying and improving the institutional and corporate policies at a EU and member state level. These and others are the proposals that will be discussed with the young people involved in the #OurFoodOurFuture campaign, the initiative funded by the European Commission under the DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising) Programme, which supports projects that involve citizens of the European Union in social, economic and environmental issues of global significance.
We participated first-hand, alongside 15 other organisations led by CIR (Christian Initiative Romero), with a single goal in mind: to create a movement of young Europeans who fight to demand a new consumption model, characterised by sustainable food chains that respect the rights of migrant male and female workers and mitigate the effects of climate change, as well as reduce key factors of migration, such as hunger and poverty, by modifying those consumption patterns that perpetuate inequality and the hoarding of resources.
To do this, since March 2020, we have been working to design a pan-European communication and awareness-raising campaign, in synergy with young people, that will affect millions of boys and girls aged 16 to 35 living in 18 EU member states.
In fact, involving young people to be main characters in building societies that respect the principles of environmental and social justice is one of the cornerstones of our commitment to raise awareness.