EurSafe Conference 2021

Justice and Food Security in a Changing Climate

The 16th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, will take place from 24-26 June 2021 at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, hosted by the University of Fribourg Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute (UniFR_ESH Institute). EurSafe 2021 will be a forum for discussing ethical issues around food and agriculture, including production, processing, wholesale, consumption, marketing as well as policy and health issues.

The 2021 Congress of the European Society for Agriculture and Food Ethics (EurSafe) in Fribourg focuses on ethical issues concerning food security in times of a changing climate. We welcome papers from a broad range of topics and encourage contributions focusing on food security and climate change.

Climate Change is very likely to impact agricultural food production all over the world but particularly in tropical regions through more intense weather events like floods and droughts.

The EurSafe Conference 2021 in Fribourg focuses on the key concerns of ethics and justice as a consequence of this climate change challenge, encouraging papers to explore the themes of

(1) climate justice and food security,

(2) sociotechnical adaption of agriculture to sustain food security,

(3) geoengineering, agricultural production and land, and

(4) climate justice and animals.

The topics of the congress range from the four key themes across fundamental ethical issues and areas that relate to veterinary medicine, transparency in the food chain, professional food ethics, etc. Besides more conceptual and theoretical contributions, we also welcome papers that use case studies and studies that examine and propose guidelines on how to deal with key challenges of food security.

Further conference topics include for example:

  • Agricultural Ethics
  • Aquaculture and animal ethics
  • Ethics of Consumption
  • Food ethics and development
  • Food Justice: General Issues
  • Food Politics: Policy and Legislation
  • Media, Transparency, and Trust
  • Novel Approaches in Food Production Systems
  • Sustainable Food Chains

Registration for the conference will open in October 2020, but all practical informatie, and a Call for Papers, can already be found at: 

Website EurSafe conference Fribourg 2021



Dr. Bernice Bovenkerk
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Wageningen University
Department of Social Sciences/Philosophy 
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The Netherlands