Willkommen zur « International Fair Trade Towns Conference » vom 14/15. bis 17. September in Saarbrücken/D und in der Grenzregion QuattroPole: Metz/F, Luxembourg/L und Trier/D! Einmaliger Treffpunkt mit spannenden Akteuren aus der ganzen Welt, um Erfahrungen auszutauschen und neue Perspektiven gemeinsam zu entwickeln.
Beste Grüße vom internationalen Fairy ORGA-Team!
Fair Trade across generations - Vorläufiges Programm:
TAG 1: DONNERSTAG - 14.09.17 (Saarbrücken, Stadtzentrum)
|11.30 - 12.30||Leichtes Mittagessen|
|12.30 - 15.30||Preisverleihung des Awards "Hauptstadt des Fairen Handels 2017",
ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL gGmbH,
SKEW - Servicestelle Kommunen in der Einen Welt
|15.30 - 17.30||Stadtrundgang mit Besuch von Highlights des Fairen Handels in Saarbrücken|
|17.30 - 18.30||Empfang im Rathaus durch Bürgermeisterin Charlotte Britz|
|19.00||Kulturelle Show und Buffet im Kongresscenter|
TAG 2: FREITAG - 15.09.17 (Saarbrücken, Campus)
|08.00 - 09.00||Registration & Coffee|
|09.00 - 10.00||Identity card for a cross-border cooperation
Prof. Dr. Claudia Polzin-Haumann, Vice-President for Europe and International
Saar-University, First Fairtrade-University in Germany
Highlights from three national neighbouring campaigns
• Dieter Overath, Fairtrade Germany
• Estelle Dubreuil, FAIR(e) un Monde Équitable, France
• Jean-Louis Zeien, Fairtrade Letzeburg
Welcome QuattroPole and QuattroFair
• Charlotte Britz, Director Board QuattroPole / Mayor Saarbrücken
• André Sobczak, Vice-President Nantes MétroPole
• Fleurance Laroppe, Speaker QuattroFair
|10.00 - 10.30||Coffee-Break|
|10.30 - 12.00||Public debate on the role of the European Union in promoting Fair Trade
• Sandra Gallina, Director for i.a. Trade and Sustainable Development (European Commission)
Keynote-Speech and announcement of European Fair Trade City Award
• Jean Feyder, Ambassador of Luxembourg at the UN
• Debate with Members of the European Parliament and the Public
|12.00 - 12.15||Speech: EU and Fair Trade: Fair Trade movement vision and call for coordinated Fair Trade movement action
Sergi Corbalán, Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO)
|12.30 - 13.30||Lunch in the Mensa – including Networking Tables|
|13.30 - 15.00||Workshops, Choose the first one!
(Please find below the details of the workshops. )
|15.00 - 16.30||FIT for FAIR|
|16.30 - 18.00||Workshops, Choose the second one!
(Please find below the details of the workshops. )
|18.00 - 19.30||Workshops, Choose the third one!
(Please find below the details of the workshops. )
|19.30 - 24.00||Evening meal and Party|
TAG 3: SAMSTAG - 16.09.17 (Saarbrücken & QuattroFair-Städte)
|09.00 - 09.30||Coffee|
|09.30 - 11.00||International stakeholders in dialogue – latest developments and further visions
• Darío Soto Abril, Fairtrade International (FI-CEO)
• Rudi Dalvai, World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO-President)
• Billy Linstead-Goldsmith and Tadeusz Makulski, International Fair Trade Towns Campaign (Steering Committee)
• Moderator - Sergi Corbalán, Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO-CEO)
|11.00 - 11.30||Coffee-Break|
|11.30 - 12.30||Panel: Portrait of three successful tiny countries:
• Rosa Guamán, Fuerzas Unidas por el Comercio Justo en Ecuador
• Benoît Berger & Elie Karam, Le Liban engagé équitablement
• Sophie Duponcheel & Lothar Boeyken, Fair Trade Campaigns in Belgium
Moderator - Sergi Corbalán, Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO-CEO)
|12.30 - 13.00||Lunch: Sandwiches|
|13.00 - 14.30||Not FAR from FAIRy-SAARBRÜCKEN!
Bus transfer to one of the selected twin towns (three groups)
|14.30 - 21.00
WELCOME IN QUATTROPOLE TOWNS
• Welcome from local Mayor & QuattroPole Correspondant
• Special fair highlights combined with a producer’s presentation
Luxembourg: Public Procurement & Textiles
Metz: Fair Trade Made in France
Trier: Partnerships and Networking
• Fairy evening meal
|PROGRAMME LUXEMBOURG||14:30 - 15:30: Reception in the Tun Deutsch des Casemates du Bock
Exhibition of Fair Trade workwear
15:30 - 17:00: Welcome at the Town Hall – Mayor Lydie Polfer
Conference and Debate :
• Anjali Schiavina, Fair Trade Initiative Pondicherry – Production of Fair Trade textiles in India
• Fairtrade Letzeburg – The new Fairtrade Textiles Standards
• M. Wolf, City of Luxemburg – Procurement Policy
17:00 – 19.30: Fairtrade Rally and Sightseeing tour et découverte de la Ville, collation
20.00 – 21.30: Buffet « Fair & Bio & Regional »
|PROGRAMME METZ||14h30 – 15.00: Welcome at the Town Hall – Mayor Dominique Gros
15h00 – 17.00: Conference and Debate « Fair Trade Made in France »,
“THE” Fair Trade topic in France
• Marc Dufumier, President of the French national Fair Trade Network « Plate-Forme du Com-merce Equitable » (PFCE)
• Gérald Godreuil, Director of the French national Worldshops Network « Fédération Artisans du Monde »
• Jérôme Olivier Onguene Ntonga, Communauté Urbaine d'Ebolowa, Cameroon
17h00 – 18.00: Discovering the Green City Metz along touristic and Fair Trade highlights
18h00 – 19.00: Free visit
19h30 – 21.30: Buffet « Fair & Bio & Regional »
|PROGRAMME TRIER||14.30 – 17.00: Welcome at the University at Irminenfreihof - President Michael Jäckel
Conference and debate:
• Annette Fehrholz, promotor for sustainable procurement – Presentation of the Trier process after achieving 2010 the status „Fairtrade-Town“ and of the national promotor program “coordination for municipal international solidarity
• Guests from Trier and Bolivia – Common projects in climate change and clothe-collecting
• Open Market of the Possibilities
17.00 – 19.00: Tour along touristic and alternative highlights
19.00 – 21.00: Welcome – Mayor Wolfram Leibe and FairTrade steering group
Buffet – University Catering Service
|22.30||FUN for FAIR:
Back to Saarbrücken: Saturday Night Fever !!!
TAG 4: SONNTAG - 17.09.17 (Saarbrücken, Campus)
|09.00 - 10.30||Workshops, Choose the fourth one!
(Please find below the details of the workshops. )
|10.30 - 11.00||Coffee break|
|11.00 - 13.00||Plenary Session
• Celebration of cross-border stakeholders achieving status
• Workshops Evaluation
• Resolution, Where and What next, "Finissage" of the conference
|13.00 - 14.00||Lunch|
|14.00||FANS for FAIR - Not included in the official program, but highly recommended!|
|14.00 - 16.00||Country coordinators meeting (closed to the public)|
|16.00 - 18.00||Guided Tour along touristic and Fair Trade highlights of Saarbrücken|
|20.00 - 21.30||Film "La Finca Humana", about the FairTrade-Kooperative COMSA in Honduras
Film from Brian Olson,
Introduction and ensuing discussion with Miriam Elizabeth Perez Zelaya (COMSA), Honduras.
Location: Kino Achteinhalb, Nauwieserstr. 19, 66111 Saarbrücken
|21.30 - open end||Happy End -just relax enjoying a local beer!|
|14.00||FANS for FAIR - Nicht im offiziellen Programm enthalten, aber sehr zu empfehlen!
Für schlaue Leute, die entscheiden, nicht sofort nach Hause zu fahren sondern lieber QuattroPole zu entdecken: Besuchen Sie die andere Quattro-Pole-Stadt, die Sie unbedingt sehen wollten, aber nur auf dem zweiten Platz des Ranking für Donnerstag stand. Natürlich werden Sie auch hier von unseren charmanten Fairy-Botschaftern begleitet.
|20.00 - 21.30||Film "La Finca Humana", über die FairTrade-Kooperative COMSA in Honduras
Film von Brian Olson,
Einführung und anschließender Podiumsdiskussion mit Miriam Elizabeth Perez Zelaya (COMSA), Honduras.
Ort: Kino Achteinhalb, Nauwieserstr. 19, 66111 Saarbrücken
|21.30 - Open End||Lockerer Ausklang und Umtrunk im NN19
Ort: NN19, Nauwieserstr. 19, 66111 Saarbrücken
Während der gesamten Konferenz: MARKT mit verschiedenen Ständen
Eine Vielzahl von spannender Themen ! Go ahead, da fällt die Auswahl schwer!
1. Producer voice in a certification scheme – 50/50 in the Fairtrade system
- Gudrun Schlöpker, Fairtrade Germany
- Sol Maria Torres, CLAC - Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores y Trabajadores de Comercio Justo
- Sandra Palacio Martínez, Coffee Cooperative COOAGRONEVADA, Colombia
Abstract: The Fairtrade certification system has made a major move when all members decided 5 years ago that Fairtrade should be 50% producer owned and that the services for producer organizations would be provided by producer networks. How does the co-ownership work? What does it mean in practice for small producer organizations, country networks and other local structures of producer self-organization? And how do the continental Fairtrade Producer Networks organize themselves to reach out to their members all over their continent in order to collect, bundle and represent their views effectively?
Objective: Participants will get an understanding of these issues, guided by a Producer Network colleague from Latin America, a Small Producer Organization leader from Colombia and a representative from German Fairtrade Organization TransFair.
2. Fair Trade Guarantee System for producers and organizations by WFTO
- Tamara Cotbussen, WFTO Global
- Lorena Vergara, WFTO Latin America & Campaigner Fair Trade Towns Chile
Abstract: WFTO is since 1989 the global network of Fair Trade Organizations with members in 75 countries around the world. Two thirds of the members are producer organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia. In 2013, the WFTO Guarantee System was introduced in order to guarantee that a Fair Trade producer- or trading organization is working according to the global Fair Trade Standards. More and more organizations now reach Fair Trade guaranteed status every week. As they do, more products produced and traded according to WFTO requirements reach the market. That in turn makes it important to include the WFTO Guarantee System in the Fair Trade Towns policies. This workshop will provide an introduction to the WFTO Guarantee System and explain more about its focus on the Fair Trade Organisation and its Fair Trade practices.
3. Developing a model for Fair Trade Nations and Regions
- Henk Zandvliet, Fair Trade Holland
- Martin Rhodes, Scottish Fair Trade Forum
4. Emerging Fair Trade Towns Campaigns
- Tatsuya Watanabe, Fair Trade Towns Japan
- Anjali Schiavina, Fair Trade Town Initiative Pondicherry, India
Abstract: Sharing experience (achievements, challenges, etc) of new Fair Trade Towns initiatives and discussing, among others, the ways of building a "Big Tent” (non-partisan broad-based) national campaign. Presentation of the best practices of collaboration of different stakeholders in the specific countries.
5. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Fair Trade
- Lothar Boeykens, Fairtrade Gemeente, Belgium-Flanders
- Universality of SDG and Fair Trade (including the Northern producers)
- The SDGs and Peace (SDG 16)
- Fair Trade and Sustainability in terms of a revolutionary process
6. EU new sugar-policy and its impact on Southern producers
- Rudi Dalvai, WFTO Global
- Ruth Salditos, Panay Fair Trade Center ,Philippines
Abstract: Sugar is between one of the most important commodities in international trade. It is also an good example of an important commodity of the colonial eras and also an excellent example for market protectionism in post-colonial eras. Ruth Salditos will present the story of sugar production in Panay, Philippines starting from the colonial period of the Spanish where hundreds of small Mascobado mills has been installed, the impact of the big sugar mill build second part of last century which has led to the drastically declined of the number of Mascobado sugar mills and the start of the success story of Fair Trade Macobado sugar production in Panay. Rudi Dalvai will give an overview of global production, trade and consumption of sugar with some figures and stories of protectionism, the new EU sugar policy seen in this context, and inform about who controls the sugar world market of today.
7. Mobilizing for the new European Award for Fair and Ethical Trade
- Fabio De Franceschi, European Commission, Directorate General for Trade
- Joseph Wozniak, International Trade Centre (ITC), Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD
Let’s check how to contribute to a good understanding and dissemination of the new Award, and try that a considerable amount of cities apply, in order to secure a continuous edition of the Award.
8.How does Fair Trade change our Northern and Southern societies
- Stefan Silvestrini, Center for Evalutation - CeVAL, Germany
Assessing the Impact of Fairtrade on Poverty Reduction through Rural Development (2014)
9. Change us to change them?
- Giorgio Dal Fiume, Atromercato Italy
- Marco Coscione, CLAC - Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores y Trabajadores de Comercio Justo
The world has been changing compared to the challenges faced by Fair Trade pioneers: social priorities are different, environmental issues acquire a bigger relevance, globalization increases inequalities, Fair Trade products are in mainstream, the solidarity feeling towards poor Southern people turned into fear and aggressive approach towards migrants. How this scenario challenges the Fair Trade practice? The workshop’s aim is to exchange opinion to possibly innovate Fair Trade mottos, tools and approaches to strengthen its social impact and visibility.
10. Can Fair Trade be applied in conflictual zones?
- Andrea Monti, Altromercato Italy
- Elie Karam, Association Baskinta Baytouna, Lebanon
- Benoît Berger, Fair Trade Lebanon
11. Fair Trade and Sustainable Tourism
- Herbert Hamele, ECOTRANS, Germany
Abstract: Many businesses and tour operators in the global tourism sector are committed to make their offer and services more sustainable, including the use of fair trade products. More than 170 labels on sustainable tourism are operating worldwide!
This workshop presents in one hand how this can be realized through collaboration and through commonly using the Tourism 2030 – DestiNet Services designed for this: presentation of labels, the global map of eco-certified tourism businesses and destinations, examples for the promotion of the “green travel maps” to the tour operators and tourists. In the other hand it will be shown best practice examples from Saarbrücken, Quattropole and from producer countries in the Global South. Finally it will be covered how fair trade is related to tourism and how to enhance the visibility of the fair and sustainable committed businesses in your town and thus gain arguments towards the tourist sector to commit on fair and sustainable practices.
12. Fair and Sustainable Public Procurement – Framework and Best Practice
- Ann-Kathrin Voge, Engagement Global, Germany
- Elen Jones, Fair Trade Nation Wales
13. City Marketing for Fair Trade Towns
- Catja Caloudis, Fairtrade Sweeden
- Lisa Herrmann, Fairtrade Germany
14. Social media ideas for Fair Trade Towns
- Daniel Caspari, Fairtrade Germany
- Suzi Hiza, Fair Trade Communities, USA
- Laura Perona, Fairtrade Iberica, Spain
15. Fair Trade Universities “Be the change you want to see in the world!”
- Diego Núñez, Action Group Faire Uni Saar – First Fairtrade-University in Germany
- Adriana Isabel Ruíz Lopez, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
We propose a workshop in which we will see why is it important for your town to start a Fair Trade University’s campaign, share best practice examples on how to manage a successful campaign based on experiences from universities in the global south and north and finally network yourself with this movement of more than 200 universities worldwide.
16. Teaching and Learning through Fair Trade
- Maike Schliebs, Fairtrade Germany, Campaign Fairtrade Schools
- Florian Ablöscher, Fairtrade Austria
17. Strategies to keep steering groups going
- Adam Gardner, Fairtrade Foundation, UK
18. Networking experiences
- Claire Fischer, Swiss Fair Trade
- Representant Faire Metropole Ruhr, Germany
Aktualisiert am 14.8.17 - Änderungen vorbehalten.