European Action Days 2023

Food march, farmers festival, autumn brunch, disco soup and a culminating protest action in front of the EU Parliament! That’s a wrap for the Good Food Good Farming Action Days 2023.

With 90 colourful, creative and loud events in 17 different countries, the Action Days showed once again:
Europe’s civil society is ready for the sustainable transition of our food system!

Postcard Action Photos

In our participatory action, more than 600 people across Europe wrote their demands for better food systems on postcards which we handed over to Members of the European Parliament during the protest action in Brussels. Thank you all for your support!

Prostest in Bruseels

On November 8th 2023, the Good Food Good Farming movement protested in front of the EU Parliament and BASF. High hopes were placed on the EU´s Farm to Fork Strategy but the EU is not living up to its promises! Under the slogan “We can’t eat promises“, we made clear to EU decision makers that we have had enough of the pesticide lobby and that the EU needs stepped up ambition after the 2024 elections. We urgently need decision-makers to deliver policies that fix our broken food system.

Factory farming causes needless animal suffering and fuels the climate crises.

Photographer credits: Kristof Vadino

Media Coverage of Action Days

EU: “October means Good Food Good Farming Action Days” 29.09.2023, ARC2020

EU: “Good Food Good Farming: The Slow Food Network in Action“, 31.10.2023, Slow Food

DE: “Bessere Lebensmittelsysteme in Europa!”, .07.2023, DNR

GR: “Good Food Good Farming Campaign in the Aegean” 10.10.2023, Istia Aegean Cooperative

ES: “Civic Food Meeting” 26.10.2023, Slow Food Araba

Media Coverage of Protest Action

EU: “Good Food Good Farming takes it to the streets” 8.11.2023, Agrafacts

EU: “The EU must put food systems back on the table: Protest Action” 8.11.2023, Birdlife

EU: “EU: Put food systems back on the table” 8.11.2023, FIAN

BE: “23 Organisations demonstrate in Brussels for fair food systems: We cannot eat promises” 9.11.2023, dewereldmorgen

BE: “Action for resilient and socially just food systems in Brussels” 8.11.2023, RTL info, MSN, La Libre, DH Les Sports, SUD Info

Video Gallery

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Protest Aftermovie

Credits: Eric de Mildt

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Food Civic Meeting

Slow Food Araba

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European Action Gathering