No. 1 · May 2005

Organic research events in Europe

Each issue of CORE Organic news will bring an overview of coming events regarding research in organic food and farming.

The list is made on the basis of submitted contributions and does not claim to be complete. If you have event that should be mentioned in CORE Organic news, please mail them to Claus Bo Andreasen or Karin Ullvén.

5th European Summer Academy on Organic Farming

The Bioacademy is an annual event held in Lednice in the Czech republic. The programme includes specialist programme, meetings and excursions.

In 2005 the event takes place from the June 29 until July 1. For further information please see

International Scientific Conference
on Organic Agriculture

The International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture Researching Sustainable Systems is a main module of the 15th IFOAM Organic World Congress, hosted by NASAA. The Scientific Conference coordinated by the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) in co-operation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA).

The conference will be held in Adelaide, Australia, 21 - 23 September 2005.

Further information at:

Rural development in East and Central Europe

The second international scientific conference on rural development will focus on Globalisation and integration challenges to the rural development of east and central Europe. It will take place on 17 – 19 November 2005 at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Lithuanian University of Agriculture.

More detailed information about requirements for papers preparation, programme can be found at

Joint European Organic Congress

On the 30th-31st of May 2006 CORE Organic will take part in a joint organic congress.

The congress will combine public meeting to be held in EU supported organic research projects and the biannual Danish congress, which usually attracts more than 600 participants.

Among others the congress will examine which potentials research in organic food and farming can offer in regard to the development of agriculture and food production, rural development and environmental protection in the enlarged Europe.

The congress will take place in Odense Congress Centre, which is the popular venue for the Danish congress. The city of Odense is situated on Funen, with direct train from the international airport in Copenhagen.

Further information on the joint organic congress can be obtained from the congress homepage: