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Newsletter May 2019


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Adoption of the FEAD mid-term evaluation

The Commission’s staff working document presents the main findings of the mid-term evaluation of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) for the period 2014-2017. Despite its limited ...

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HRH the Princess Astrid brings her support to the fight against poverty and food waste

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Belgian Federation of Food Banks, that brings together 9 regional Food Banks, and the setting up of the platform Food Act ...

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Food collection campaign in Lithuania

The Lithuanian Food Bank Maistobankas organised a spring collection end of March. In just two days the food collection volunteers collected 415 thousands of non-perishable food items worth of 479 ...

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Tafel Germany elects a European Future

In light of the upcoming European elections, Tafel Germany has released a policy statement voicing their aspirations and self-perception within the European community and civil society. Major societal issues – such ...

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Food Banks in Norway on the State budget!

One third of all food produced globally is spoiled or thrown away. In Norway alone, 385.000 tonnes of edible food are thrown away every year. For this reason, in 2017, the ...

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High-Level Conference "Sustainable Europe 2030: From Goals to Delivery"

On April 8 the European Political Strategy Centre, the European commission’s in-house think tank, organised the High-Level Conference "Sustainable Europe 2030: From Goals to Delivery". Delivering on sustainable development is ...

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15th FEAD Network meeting

The 15th FEAD Network Meeting took place on 5 April in Brussels, Belgium, welcoming 87 delegates from 22 Member states. The second event of 2019 focused on the different approaches ...

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EU at the forefront of global action aiming to halve food waste by 2030

On 6 May 2019 a plenary meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste took place in Brussels. The meeting was opened by Vice-President Jyrki Katainen who ...

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Eurostep, a charity race through Europe

For the 6th time, the student association Eurofeel organised Eurostep, a charity hitchhiking race. The goal: to reach Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, in less than 3 days starting from Bordeaux or ...

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Food Bank Leadership Institute 2019

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), together with the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA), hosted the 13th annual Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI) on March 25-27, 2019. This year’s event was the ...

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Impactful data for social good

The skill-sharing session “Impactful data for social good”, the second activity of the project “The Future of Food Banks in Europe. Preparing the ‘20s” which was awarded with a grant ...

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FESBAL celebrates its 24th annual congress in Santander

The 24th “Congreso Nacional de FESBAL” took place in Santander on 9-11 May. This annual congress was organised by the Spanish Food Banks Federation (Federación Española de Bancos de Alimentos ...

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General Mills Foundation and FareShare, an outstanding partnership

FareShare, our British member, is the largest surplus food redistribution charity in the UK. But their work could not be possible without the generosity of their supporters, among them the ...

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European Court of Auditors Special Report on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived

In spite of the overall wealth of the European Union, almost one in four Europeans is still at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The fight against poverty and social ...

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