Growing Together

16 October 2018

The way that food is produced, consumed, and distributed is a major issue facing Europe - and one that directly impacts the lives of young people across the continent. Yet, the voice of young people is not often heard when our food system is being discussed.

Young Friends of the Earth Europe is part of the pan-European 'Growing Together' project, which provides a voice for young people, particularly those from rural areas, to engage with crucial debates on the future of food production, and the wider debates on the future of Europe.

'Growing Together' is led by Friends of the Earth groups in Ireland, Malta, Denmark, Estonia and Cyprus, with over 150 activities planned by 2020 which will empower at least 3,000 young people from rural communities into active political debate on the future of our food system and Europe more generally.


Read the joint youth declaration on food sovereignty

Youth statement on Food Sovereignty


Stories from the Growing Together project:

Crop-growing workshops in Malta (April 2019)

Food sovereignty weekend in Cyprus (May 2019)

Building permaculture in drought-affected countries (June 2019)

Meet the Danish food sovereignty caravan (June 2019)

From living soil to great food (Estonia - July 2019)

Bringing food sovereignty to Jutland (Denmark - September 2019)

Building solidarity with border farmers in Ireland (October 2019)

Good food good farming month of action in Ireland (October 2019)

Sustainable city tours in Denmark (March 2020)

Getting your hands dirty: farm visits in Denmark (May 2020)

Livestreamed farm visits in Denmark (June 2020) 


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