There is still time to apply for the inaugural European Organic Awards. The deadline for entries is June 8 2022.
The awards aim to recognise the contribution of European organic actors across the whole organic value chain. There are seven categories and eight awards:
• Best organic farmer
• Best organic region
• Best organic city
• Best organic bio-district
• Best organic SME
• Best organic food retailer
• Best organic restaurant
Organic farmers play a crucial role in the growth of the sector, and this role is firmly recognised in the EU Organic Awards. Two categories are specifically dedicated to farmers: one for the best male organic farmer, and another for the best female farmer. The awards also celebrate the entire value chain, with categories for best organic SME (including processors), best organic food retailer, and best organic restaurant. In the final three categories, the role of the wider community is recognized, with awards for best organic city, best organic region and best organic bio-district.
As a true pan-European collaborative venture, the organic awards partners, namely the European Commission, IFOAM Organics Europe, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions, and COPA-COGECA, will identify the best organic projects developed within Europe and award them on a dedicated ceremony taking place on the EU Organic Day, 23 September 2022.
Winning projects will gain valuable exposure and help inspire others to switch to organic and be part of the solution to many crises we are facing, including food security, biodiversity, and climate crises.
To enter the awards click here.