European Open Day in September 2016. Sustainability
In May 1993 the EFCF organized the first European Open Day. The theme was 'City Farms without frontiers'. The Youth Exchange programme which accompanied the European Open Day, made it possible to send more than 60 young farmworkers to other city farms in the EU for a week of activities and cultural exchange.
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary in 2015 the EFCF organized a European Open Day again, a future yearly event in September.
The EFCF has material for city farms to use. Some are already existing and some are new. Sustainability is the main theme of the 2016 EFCF conference in Växjö, Sweden 14 - 18 September 2016.
There is no fixed date for this open day in Septemberr. The important thing is to show the international cooperation andf the impact of the work of city farms, fermes d'animation, Aktivspielplaetze, 4H-farms, and similar projects by organizing activities, by hanging the EFCF poster or the national federation flag.
A European Open Day will help motivate people all over the world to start similar projects.
Illustration by Lina Arntsen, Bodin 4H-club, Norway. 2015