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Food aid: European solidarity

Food aid: European solidarity

Food aid: European solidarity

AGENDA

March 20th, 2019 – 3 pm – 6 pm

European Parliament, Brussels Room ASP A1G02

Within the context of the next 2021-2027 European Multi-annual Financial Framework and the reform of social

funds, Secours populaire français organises a European roundtable meeting to raise awareness about food aid

practices in Europe and about their necessity as a response to the most deprived Europeans’ needs.

European NGOs will share about the value-added of food aid activities for people living in poverty and precarity,

and demonstrate the need to reinforce the support of the EU.

 

Members of the European Parliament support this initiative: Nathalie GRIESBECK (ADLE),

Sylvie GUILLAUME (S&D), Patrick LE HYARIC (GUE/NGL), Elisabeth MORIN-CHARTIER (EPP).

 

3 PM – INTRODUCTION – CONTEXTUAL ELEMENTS

Patrick LE HYARIC, member of the European Parliament (GUE/NGL)

Contextual elements – Sebastien THOLLOT, National Secretary – Secours populaire français

3.20 PM – RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY

Sylvie GUILLAUME, Vice President of the European Parliament (S&D)

Jackie BONFIELD, Chief Executive Officer – Mid West Simon Community – Ireland

D.borah MYAUX, Supervisor of the food aid dialogue – F.d.ration des Services Sociaux – Belgium

Andrea SIMONE, Member of the Executive Committee – Nonna Roma/ARCI – Italy

Exchange session with the audience

4.10 PM – PROVIDING SUPPORT BEYOND FOOD-RELATED NEEDS: FOOD AID AS LEVERAGE TO SUPPORT PEOPLE

Elisabeth MORIN-CHARTIER, Member of the European Parliament (PPE)

Sergo KURULISZWILI, Director for Education & Development – Polski Komitet Pomocy Społecznej – Pologne

Marie-françoise THULL, Member of National Board, Secours populaire français, France

Ha.k APAMIAN, Treasurer – Laik. allilengýi – Greece

Exchange session with the audience

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5 PM – MOBILIZING VOLUNTEERS: A SOLIDARITY RESPONSE CLOSEST TO THE POPULATION’S NEEDS

Nathalie GRIESBECK, Member of the European Parliament (ADLE)

Food aid as leverage for volunteer commitment

Arthur BESCH, President – Cent Buttek – Luxembourg

Val.rie BETTINGER, Manager of the Material and Financial Support Department – Croix-Rouge française – France

Yannis BAKHOUCHE, President – Association pour la Solidarite etudiante en Belgique – Belgium

Food aid and assistance to isolated urban and rural territories

Tapio PAJUNEN, Head of Project and Fundraising Unit – Kirkkopalvelut – Finland

Patrice BLANC, President – Restaurants du Coeur – France

Food aid to fight against food waste and to promote nutritional education

Jacques Devaux, Vice President of the Food Bank of the North Region

Federation française des Banques alimentaires – France

 

Exchange session with the audience

6.20PM – CONCLUSION: MAKING FOOD AID A EUROPEAN PRIORITY!

Sébastien THOLLOT, National Secretary – Secours populaire français – France

 

CONTACT FOR INFORMATION :

Marie-Caroline ROBIN  [email protected]