On 16th-18th September 2016, Pro-Bio Liga together with project partners (CEPTA, IGO and TVE) and other partners (URGENCI, Ekumenická akademie and Czech Technology platform on organic agriculture) organised the 3rd European CSA meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic to bring together activists, farmers, consumers, academics with interest to a topic of Community Supported Agriculture.

The aim of the event was to identify a shared vision for food distribution systems committed to Food Sovereignty in Europe, to define future thematic focuses and to strenghten the organizational structure of the European CSA network with special interest to the Central and Eastern European perspective.

The goals for this 3rd meeting was

Event final report

The final report from the event can be downloaded here.


Dul Hlubina, Vítkovická 3369, Ostrava


  • Friday 16.9.

    Opening session : Folklore farming songs and CSA Story telling

    Structure of European Movement (Morgane Iserte and Jocelyn Parot, URGENCI)
    CSA Research Group Report (Peter Volz, Agronauten)
    European CSA Training programme (Zsofia Perényi, TVE)
    Poster gallery preparation
    Creative Craft Zone

    15:00-15:15 Coffee break

    15:15 – 16:30
    CSA networks experience sharing (Gaelle Bigler, URGENCI)
    Communication within the European CSA movement (Nicolas Cressot, GASAP)
    Farmer to farmer session (Danijel Balaban, Tranzicijska Pula)
    Free slot for self-organized workshop by the participants

    16:30-17:00 Coffe break

    17:00-18:00 Poster gallery tour

    18:00-20:00 Dinner

    20:00-22:00 CSA Movie festival
  • Saturday 17.9.

    9:00-9:30  Mystica Session (Stephan Pabst, ATTAC Austria)

    9:30-10:45 European CSA declaration process (Morgane Iserte, URGENCI)

    Creative Craft Zone
    10:45-11:00 Coffee break

    11:00 – 12:15
    Structuring EU network (Morgane Iserte, URGENCI)
    CSA and Access to Land (Peter Volz, Agronauten)
    Computer tools for CSA (Jan Valeška, AMPI)
    Free slot for self-organized workshop by the participants

    12:15-13:30 Lunch

    13:30 – 15:00
    Advocacy for CSA and other emmerging alternative food systems (Judith Hitchman, URGENCI)
    Food Sovereingnty for Refugees (Gaelle Bigler, Jenny Gkiougki, URGENCI)
    Informal training on CSA (Zsofia Perényi, TVE)
    Free slot for self-organized workshop by the participants

    15:00-15:15 Coffee break

    15:15 – 16:30
    Financing CSA groups and network: Urgenci + CSA network (Jocelyn Parot, URGENCI)
    Agroecology - political (Judith Hitchman, URGENCI)
    PGS meets CSA (Zsofia Perényi, TVE)

    16:30-17:00 Snack

    March to the City / Event with the dinner and fun downton
  • Sunday 18.9.

    9:00-9:30  Mystica : Seeds' Mandala (Alena Malíková, AMPI)

    Reports of Working Groups (Jocelyn Parot, URGENCI)
    Message to Nyeleni European Food Sovereignty Forum (Judith Hitchman, URGENCI)

    10:45-11:00 Coffee break

    11:00 – 12:15
    Collective Mentoring (Tina Wintersteiger, Gaelle Bigler)
    Project Factory Session (Zsofia Perényi, TVE)
    Research of CSA and related topics (Vratislava Janovská, CooLand)
    Free slot for self-organized workshop by the participants

    Follow-up: What will we do next (Jocelyn Parot, URGENCI)

    Seed swap
    Love and peas, hugs and good bye

The programme and other important information for the participants can be downloaded in a pdf file here.


The event is happenning within the Be part of CSA! project which is implemented with financial support from the European Commission. The content of this document is limited to the author’s view, the Commission cannot be held responsible for the information presented.
The event is co-funded by International Visegrad Fund.

This event is organised with the financial assistance of the European Union. The content is the sole responsibility of Ecumenical academy and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Other partners organizing the event within the Visegrad fund project are CEPTA, IGO and TVE.


Jocelyn Parot, URGENCI
twitter: @Urgenci1
tel: +33 6 87 04 49 30

Jan Valeška, PRO-BIO LIGA
skype: biospotrebitel.cz
tel.: +420 774 683 833

The event is supported and co-organized also by Ecumenical academy and Czech technology platform on organic agriculture.