Σήμερα, 2 Δεκεμβρίου, η ομάδα Παγκόσμιας Εκπαίδευσης του Future Worlds Center μαζί με εταίρους από όλη την Ευρώπη, λάνσαρε την τελευταία της καμπάνια για το Φοινικέλαιο, στα πλαίσια του Ευρωπαϊκού προγράμματος SUPPLY CHAINGE.
Το πρόγραμμα SUPPLY CHA!NGE εξέτασε τις διεθνείς βιομηχανίες που προμηθεύουν την Ευρώπη με φθηνές γεωργικές πρώτες ύλες από τον παγκόσμιο Νότο και ανακάλυψε κατάφωρες καταχρήσεις εναντίον της φύσης και των αυτόχθονων πληθυσμών.
Η βιομηχανία του φοινικέλαιου αναδεικνύει τις πολλές σκοτεινές πλευρές της παγκόσμιας αλυσίδας αξίας. Η άνιση κατανομή ισχύος, με λίγους πολύ μεγάλους, κυρίως διεθνείς εταιρίες, να κυριαρχούν σημαντικά κομμάτια της αλυσίδας αξίας, σε συνδυασμό με την φιλοσοφία που βάζει το κέρδος και την ευημερία ατόμων πάνω από την ευημερία του ευρύτερου πληθυσμού. Με αυτό το σκεπτικό, το φοινικέλαιο δεν είναι διαφορετικό από άλλες καλλιέργειες οι οποίες είναι σημαντικές για το παγκόσμιο εμπόριο, όπως η σόγια, το κακάο ή τη ζάχαρη από ζαχαροκάλαμο.
Το φοινικέλαιο χρησιμοποιείται ευρέως στην παραγωγή διάφορων λιχουδιών που καταναλώνουμε καθημερινά, και διατίθενται στην Ευρωπαϊκή αγορά από τα σουπερ μάρκετ.
Ανακαλύψτε περισσότερα για το φοινικέλαιο, ένα από τα συστατικά των μπισκότων, και υπογράψτε το αίτημα μας.
To πρόγραμμα ” Supply Cha!nge – Make Supermarkets Fair!“ πραγματοποιείται με την οικονομική υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. Το περιεχόμενο αποτελεί αποκλειστική ευθύνη των οργανισμών εταίρων του προγράμματος, και σε καμία περίπτωση δεν αντανακλά την θέση της Ευρωπαικής ‘Ενωσης.
Today, December 2nd, the Future Worlds Center’s Global Education team together with partners from all over Europe, launched the newest campaign on Palm Oil, within the framework of the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project.
The SUPPLY CHA!NGE project looked at the international industries supplying Europe with cheap agricultural raw materials from the global south and found a multitude of abuses against nature and indigenous people.
The palm oil business highlights the many dark sides of the global value chain. The unequal power distribution, with few very large and mostly international companies dominating important parts of the value chain, coupled with a philosophy that puts the profit and prosperity of individuals above the wellbeing of the general public leads to the suffering of nature and people. In this regard, palm oil is not that different from other crops which are significant for global trade, such as soya, cocoa or cane sugar.
Palm Oil is widely used to produce different delicacies we consume daily and are sold by different super markers across Europe.
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Read the Press Release here.
Read the Summary Report here.
Read the Full Report here.
To find out more, visit our website http://supplychainge.org/research-eu/palm-oil-en/
This project is implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Future Worlds Center and the SUPPLY CHAINGE Consortium and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.
Find out what the working conditions are at the plantations where your favourite bananas are produced!
When we head to the supermarket fruit section or at the fruit market, do we ever think under which environmental and social conditions or who produced those fruit?? What if we took a closer look? What would we discover then? Follow this link to some interesting video spots!
We might find out that workers in banana plantations and other tropical fruit plantations are facing violations of basic labour and human rights and are working under conditions, which put their lives into danger. We might also find out that the high use of chemicals, such as pesticides, throughout the production process of conventional tropical fruit is potentially dangerous for out own health as consumers and is harming the environment through the degradation of the soil and water and loss of biodiversity.
Find out more through the following three video spots that we just launched!!
SPOT1: #MakeFruitFair – Dark side of the Banana
What do you know about the working conditions at the plantations of your favourite bananas? Watch this video to find out!
SPOT2: #MakeFruitFair – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Banana
Which kind of consumer are you and what do your choices mean? Watch this video to find out!
SPOT3: #MakeFruitFair – Banana Horror Story
What do you know about the working conditions for women in the plantations of your favourite bananas? Watch this video to find out!
About the project
The Global Education Unit of Future Worlds Center is part of the European-funded project Make Fruit Fair!. Through the MFF! project we are aiming at raising the awareness of consumers and citizens about the environmental and social impact of the tropical fruit supply chains and mobilize them to take action! Citizens need to urge corporate and political decision makers to ensure fair conditions in the tropical fruit sector. You can find out more about the topic and our demands, as well as how you can contribute to more fair tropical fruit through our website http://makefruitfair.org/el/ or contact us at email@example.com
Are you excited about making a difference to your community? Are you excited to get involved in global learning and sustainable development? Do you like working in an international environment?
Join us at the Global Education Unit at Future Worlds Center!
A few words about us
The Global Education Unit promotes and supports active global citizenship through local, European and global initiatives. Our work focuses on equipping youth and educators with knowledge, skills and tools to increase awareness about global issues and to encourage action for a more just and sustainable world; engaging citizens of all ages in intercultural dialogue; supporting peace-building initiatives among young people; and stimulate action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The GEU is very well networked across Europe in the field of Global Education, and has long-standing collaborations with the relevant national, regional and international stakeholders.
The Project Officer will be required to support the day-to-day activities of GEU’s current projects, contributing to meeting key objectives and deliverables. The individual will be required to start immediately.
Specifically, the Project Officer will have the following key responsibilities:
- Work on the implementation of GEU’s current projects;
- Assist in the organisation of events, project campaigns, the submission of narrative and financial reports, and general administrative duties;
- Assist towards the efficient operation of daily activities and the implementation project activities;
- Work towards the sustainability of the Unit, seeking new funding opportunities;
Expected Skills and Qualifications
- Team-oriented and open to work in a diverse working environment;
- University degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study; degree in social sciences/ human rights/ international relations/ cultural studies or related would be an asset;
- Excellent ability to manage own time effectively to agreed deadlines, in a multi-task environment;
- Excellent communication skills, including high quality written communication, with strong attention to detail;
- Previous experience in organizing seminars/ workshops would be an asset;
- Previous experience in civil society would be an asset;
- Experience in working on international development/global education projects would be an asset;
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Tools©, as well as in using and managing email and social media platforms.
Applications must include a CV & Cover Letter. Deadline for Applications: 04 December 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
To apply, please send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you!
Want to learn more from others and share experience with international initiatives involved in developing a sustainable and fair food system?
REGISTER NOW to our #MapYourmeal Online Network here (http://www.mapyourmeal.org/index.php/online-network) and join the conversation to make your impact bigger!
The Online Network is an exciting new opportunity to interact and exchange best practices with other similar organisations, groups and initiatives from around the world, working on sustainable living and sustainable agriculture initiatives.
Through the Online Network we aim to connect organisations, groups, initiatives or individuals, in an effort to build a strong link between initiatives from all around the world, and create opportunities for new collaborations between the Global South and Europe.
All you need to do is complete a short registration form, with some basic information and your profile. Our Online Network includes an online interactive map and list of all registered members, an online event calendar to enter your events, an email alert when others register, and a facebook group that will serve as a forum for discussion and interaction.
In the name of the 24 507 people who signed the petition to “stop the squeeze out and make orange juice fair”, members of SUPPLY CHA!NGE project carried out a stunt in front of the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium,where all the main players in the worlds’ juice industry meet for the 2016 Juice Summit on the 12th and 13th of October 2016.
Caged in a massive trolley they attracted the attention of 100s of citizens and passers by. The Juice Summit organisers also came out of the hotel to see and interact with the members of the team. The stunt also received TV Coverage, to see click here.
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Are you passionate about making a change in your community? Are you ready to take action and get involved in global learning and sustainable development? Then this is the opportunity for you!
Join our team to gain hands-on practical experience and get involved in EU projects exploring the global food systems.