Our Idea of Europe

Since it was founded 30 years ago, Slow Food has defended small-scale traditional food producers and raised awareness among consumers at the grassroots level. Its aim is to create a more responsible food system, based on the pleasure and sharing of good, clean and fair food.
For several years now, Slow Food has been liaising with the European institutions to promote our common vision, influence food policies in the European Union, seeking to change the current food and farming systems.

Throughout its projects, Slow Food has been on the frontline defending biodiversity and ecosystems, the rights of farmers, fishers, food artisans, paying special attention to indigenous people, youth women and migrant communities, and promoting agroecology and small-scale family farming as a response to industrial agriculture.

Currently, Slow Food Europe focuses its advocacy work on:

  • Common Food Policy
  • Agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • GMOs
  • Responsible Consumption and Food Labelling

We have to work together to design better policies to address the paradigms of food production and related problems such as climate change, the risk of biodiversity loss and our impact on developing countries.

Future policies are bound to affect all of us. Which is why we invite all European citizens to join the debate and also… join Slow Food!