10.08.2009

3rd Training on Rules & Criteria

WHERE: Bratislava
WHEN: 15th-17th June 2009
WHAT: 3 days training on the fair trade standards for organizations and labels

What is a Fair Trade organization? How does a product get a Fair Trade certification? And what is the difference between the two Fair Trade tracks, products versus organizations? The 3rd Enlarging Fair training answered those questions and raised new ones, fostering a debate among young Fair Traders, mostly from the New Member States of the EU. During the training , we explored the history and the recent updates of the World Fair Trade Organization and the Labelling Initiative FLO, thanx to the participation of international speakers. 

The partecipants investigated the importance and the complementary approach of the different Fair Trade Tracks and exchange the history of the Fair Trade movement in their country. In particular, the Italian experience was described in a detailed way, given the peculiar process that Italian Fair Trade Organizations have shaped. In fact, in Italy the FT organizations have a high level of recognition and coordination to define the rules that distinguish Fair Traders from other social friendly initiatives. The debate about the rules and the Fair Trade standards will continue in each country, keeping an international coordination level in the following training sections and during specific initiatives of the partners.




Training materials available here

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