14 participants from 12 countries joined the online session of the FEBA EU Working Group on the first of September 2021.
During its 7th meeting of the year, a selection of topics has been discussed, among them the European Commission implementation report for the operational programme co-financed by the FEAD 2019, published on 30 August 2021. The presented highlights revolved around current data on the risk of poverty and social exclusion, future EU developments and the impact of the FEAD implementation on the ground. The report can be accessed here.
Another point on the agenda was the FEBA Implementation Survey 2020 on the FEAD in which 13 countries are involved. The results will constitute the base for the 2020 Implementation Report that will be published on the occasion of the Annual Conference of the FEAD Community taking place on 19 October 2021.
Information has been shared concerning FEBA’s application for a new mandate (2022-2026) to become a member of the private sector organisations of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Waste (FLW) (EC – DG Sante), to co-chair the sub-group on Food Donation and join the sub-groups of Date Marking and Action & Implementation. The results are expected to be received in autumn. As a “one-stop shop” for stakeholders active in the prevention and reduction of food waste, the EU FLW Prevention Hub will be launched on 29 September 2021 where users can access a broad range of resources, news, information on Member State policies, legislation and action, as well as an events calendar. More information can be found by following this link.
Finally, the FEBA events calendar for EU topic for the rest of the year 2021 has been shared, giving a concise overview on activities scheduled, the tasks FEBA will carry out and the related opportunities for member organisations.
The next appointment of the FEBA EU Working Group will be on 7 October 2021.