International conference “Fair Trade: a lever for change”

The Fair Trade Advocacy Office* and Euro Coop are pleased to invite you to the international conference “Fair Trade: a lever for change”, on Wednesday 17th October 2007 in Brussels.

The contribution of Fair Trade to sustainable development, poverty reduction and consumer awareness raising has been repeatedly recognized by European Institutions. This conference will discuss how the EU can successfully combine its international development objectives with the growing consumer interest in Fair Trade.

Speakers include:

Andriana Sukova , member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Consumers, Linda McAvan , Member of the European Parliament, Irma Keijzer , Dutch Ministry of the Economy (invited), Brad Hill , UK retailer The Co-operative Group, Christian Rousseau , Test Achats, Belgium, Geraldine Labradores , Fair Trade producer organisation SPFCT, Philippines Liselotte Isaksson , DG Development, European Commission.

Place and time:

Brussels, 17th October 2007, 9 am to 1 pm

EESC, Jacques Delors Building, 99, rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Room CIVITAS – JDE 62, 6th floor

Please send the completed registration form by sending an email to specifying your name, function, organisation and e-mail.

Deadline for registration is Thursday, 11th October 2007.

* The Fair Trade Advocacy Office is a joint initiative of FLO (Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International), IFAT (International Fair Trade Association), NEWS! (Network of European Worldshops) and EFTA (European Fair Trade Association).

Information taken from:

Nasi Partnerzy Amani Kibera Instytut Globalnej Odpowiedzialności Counter Balance Polska Akcja Humanitarna Grupa Zagranica Bankwatch Network Polska Zielona Sieć