Making Global Food Supply Chains Work for Migrants

©Comsin Bumbut
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11 May 2021, 11:15 – 12:30, Zoom

Objective of the seminar

This seminar aims at bringing attention to human rights violations that migrant workers, and in particular women working in global food supply chains, are facing, and at presenting solutions to both EU policy makers and European youth. The ‘Fridays for Future’ movement has shown that young people are a relevant driver for change.  The project ‘Our Food. Our Future’ aims at empowering European youth to stand up for sustainable food supply chains that respect migrant workers’ rights and reduce climate change, hunger, and poverty as key drivers of migration.

In this seminar, Oxfam, Action Aid France and Südwind will present their new research on how the new European Commission’s Directive on Human Rights Due Diligence could contribute to respecting migrant workers’ rights. The research also proposes solutions on how to remedy the plight of migrant women workers and discusses to what extent corporate due diligence and other measures are an efficient tool in this regard.

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11:15 –11:20

Introductory remarks by the Executive Director of Oxfam Germany, Marion Lieser

11:20 – 11:30

Keynote by Lucrezia Busa, Member of Cabinet, European Commission, DG Justice

11:30 – 11:35

Presentation of the paper on mHREDD and migration by Prof. Daniel Augenstein, Tilburg University, Dr. Chiara Macchi, Wageningen University, NL

11:35 – 11:40

Policy asks on mHREDD and migration by civil society by Chloé Stevenson, Campaigner, ActionAid France

11:40 – 11:45

Comments by Colette Solomon, Director of Women on Farms Project, South Africa

11:45 – 11:50

Comments by Heidi Hautala, Vice-President of the European Parliament

11:50 – 11:55

Comments by Martina Lo Cascio, European Coordination Via Campesina

11:55 – 12:00

Comments by Liliana Keith, Senior Advocacy Officer, Picum

12:00 – 12:30


In the ‘Our Food. Our Future’ project, civil society organizations from 12 different EU countries, South Africa and Brazil participate to make European youth stand up for sustainable food supply chains that respect migrant workers’ rights and reduce climate change, hunger and poverty as key drivers of migration.


Action Aid France – Peuples Solidaires(FR), Acoge Federación Andalucía Acoge (ES), BRF Buy Responsibly Foundation (FundacjaKupuj Odpowiedzialnie) (PL), CIR Christian Initiative Romero e.V. (DE), FocusFocusAssociation for Sustainable Development (SI), IMVF Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr(PT), KLJB Katholische Landjugendbewegung Deutschlands e.V. (DE), Mai Bine Asociația Mai Bine (RO), MIJARC International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth -Europe (BE), Oxfam Oxfam Deutschland e.V. (DE), RB Repórter Brasil(BR), SFD Slow Food Youth Germany (DE), SW Südwind –Verein für Entwicklungspolitik und Globale Gerechtigkeit (AT), TVE Tudatos Vásárlók Közhasznú Egyesülete, Association of Conscious Consumers (HU), WFP Women on Farms Project (ZA), WW-GVC We World -GVC Onlus (IT)