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In 2013, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union will undergo major reforms. The reforms will influence the way our food is produced, how the European landscape is shaped and the way our food is distributed on a global scale.In other words, they will determine the future of our food. This does not make the CAP an issue solely for politicians and farmers, but for every European citizen

In May 2011, the Youth Food Movement (YFM) has launched its project‘CAP 2013: Food for Change’. YFM argues that the CAP’s focus should be on the production of good, clean and fair food.Sustainability should be the core value of the new policy. Also young people should think about and get engaged in the public debate concerning the CAP. The message of youngsters should be heard by policymakers. Visit the CAP 2013  website:

Young People's Lobby 

Whereas 1959 was the year when the first master plan for European food production was born, in 2013 young people will be co-designers of a new master plan. The main objective of the project is to form a people’s lobby delegation to go to Brussels in 2012 in order to present its proposals for a new European food production policy. Sustainability should be the core value of this policy.

Let us create an international movement of young farmers, chefs, food professionals and – most important – consumers. In the coming year we will thoroughly investigate the CAP and its influence on what we buy, cook and eat. With the eye of an outsider we will question every aspect of the policy. We need your input and support in this quest. By signing the petition, you support our vision and search for a CAP that promotes good, clean and fair food for everyone. We aim at 1 million signatures by the end of 2012.  !

If you want to support us in the lobby delegation, send an e-mail to


Kick-off CAP 2013: Food for Change Campaign from Youth Food Movement on Vimeo.


International Dialogue - Videoblogs on CAP / Food Politics 

In light of the CAP2013 campaign two sort of video blog series were produced to stimulate public debate and share thoughts on the future CAP reforms among young people, farmers, consumers, policy makers and government officials. The first video blog series was a co-production of the YFM NL and the Young Farmers Association (NAJK), called: 'The Future of Our Food'. Food security, food safety, animal welfare, socialization and rejuvenation our themes that are discussed between a city biy and several farmers. After the Dutch version, Greece made the videblog series 'Farming on Crisis' discussing problems and opportunities the economic crisis holds for Greek agriculture and the possibilities of the new CAP for Greece. Also want to make a videblog series on CAP and stimulate public debate? Send an email to

Soon after the video blog series, the webcampaign FoodPoliticsEU was launched. This is a coproduction between NAJK, YFM NL and the broader Slow Food Young Network. FoodPoliticsEU aims to facilitate public debate with a Europenan dimension, to contribute to a new vision on the future of our food.  If you want to write a blog or contribute in some way this global debate on CAP, please contact


Videoblog on CAP | Trailer from Youth Food Movement on Vimeo.

Food Film Festival





The Youth in de Rode Hoed

The Youth in de Rode Hoed


Gisteravond werd gesproken over hoe jongeren het voedselsysteem willen veranderen. Met prangende oproep van Joris Lohman: 'Laten we op zoek gaan naar een nieuw Groot Verhaal over de voedsel en landbouw in Nederland.'

It's the YOUTH, my friend!

It's the YOUTH, my friend!


Morgenavond in de Rode Hoed, Amsterdam: de jongeren aan het woord over het voedselsysteem, en staatssecretaris Sharon Dijksma geeft haar visie! Met oa Joris Lohman (YFM), John Hilhorst (NAJK), Selma Seddik en Krispijn van den Dries.

Good Food Lab op het MLA

Good Food Lab op het MLA


De leerlingen van het Montessori Lyceum te Amsterdam hebben zich flink bewezen! Wat een te gekke, bizarre, toffe campagnes zijn er bedacht en uitgevoerd! Met veel enthousiasme en energie zijn de scholieren te werk gegaan afgelopen week.

It's the Youth

It's the Youth


Op woensdag 23 april vindt er een heel speciale It's the Food, my Friend! plaats. Een avond in het teken van jongeren, waarin het woord aan de YFM is. Met onder andere Joris Lohman, John Hilhorst en Sharon Dijksma.

In Memoriam: Niek van den Broek

In Memoriam: Niek van den Broek


Met groot verdriet hebben wij kennisgenomen van het plotselinge en onverwachte overlijden van Niek van den Broek.