The Food Bridge vzw joined other stakeholders at the first Agenda /community meeting for the 2017 European Development Days. The theme for this year is "Investing in Development". The themes our work focus on, such as food security,agro-food,rural development, women empowerment and many more, will again be part of the EDD17 discussions.
The Food Bridge vzw at this event also raised it's concerns over the challenges external participants face, with regards to registration and having enough time to process their visas. In her response Ms Annie Martinez Alonso,Team Leader Events and Public Relations DG Devco European Commission stated that last year, they had to follow the guidlines of the security agencies. Although she stated that the same will also apply this year, however the registration process will start early enough to enable those from outside Europe be part of the event. We hope many from the developing world will take advantage of the opportunity the EDD 17 offers for networking and knowledge sharing.
Each year we work harder to improve our yearly Africana Flavours event. For 2017, the theme will be "African Street Food". Having experienced how difficult it is for African Charities and Ngos to access funds for their diverse projects, the Africana Flavours 2017 will be a platform for African non- profit organizations to raise funds for their projects. Interested organizations are advised to send in a letter of intent stating -
The name of the organization
The country or region of Africa they operate in
What they do
The African street food(s) they plan to sell at their stand
The Food Bridge vzw is happy to announce a new partnership with GC De Platoo starting from February 2017. After meeting and discussing with Ms Lies Van Overschee and Ms Eleni Kanellaki, who are part of the management of GC De Platto, our partnership will focus on The Helping Hand Project and all other training and advocacy projects. Having experienced the challenges accessing the resources and facilities needed for our projects can pose, this new partnership is a welcomed development. We also encourage all those who are interested in being part of The Helping Hand project to contact us.