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Brochure of the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition

The European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition

European Parliament

The European Parliament is the directly elected legislative body of the European Union. It is composed of 705 Members from the 27 Member States.

FAO views the role of Parliamentarians as strategic in approving the right policies, setting up legal and institutional frameworks and in allocating appropriate resources. Therefore, FAO works with Parliamentarians from different nationalities, political groups and committees.

Primarily, the work of FAO Brussels focuses on the European Parliament Committees on:

The European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition

Constituted in April 2016, the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition brings together more than 25 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different nationalities, political groups and parliamentary committees.

Through the Alliance, MEPs are actively contributing to consolidate the political commitment to fight against hunger and malnutrition at the EU level. The Alliance provides a platform for policy dialogue and awareness raising on the right to adequate food for all, on the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition and on making agriculture more sustainable and resilient.

Membership is open to all Members dedicated to achieving Zero Hunger and working on the issues mentioned below.

Areas of work

After its first constituent meeting during the new legislature, which took place in December 2019, Members of the Alliance decided on 5 thematic clusters on which to focus the work of the alliance.

  • The EU Green Deal: Climate change and natural resource management
  • Sustainable value chains and responsible investment
  • Nutrition for all and food systems transformation: making sure that our food systems are healthy and sustainable
  • The peace-humanitarian development nexus
  • Addressing rural extreme poverty and inequality

Recent Initiatives

Recent initiatives carried out under the auspices of the Alliance – together with FAO and other partners –include a set of Brussels-based policy debates aimed at promoting constructive, multi-stakeholder and action-oriented dialogue on relevant topics related to food and nutrition security, including:

  1. Briefing of the European Parliament on the Global Network Against Food Crises, 7 December 2021
  2. World Food Day Celebration in Brussels for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all, 15 October 2021
  3. Virtual Parliamentary Global Dialogue on Food Security and Nutrition in the time of COVID-19, 22 September 2021
  4. Parliamentary Briefing of the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition "Achieving a sustainable food systems transformation - Reflections of Parliamentarians ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit", 21 May 2021
  5. Meeting of FAO Director-General QU Dongyu with European Parliament President David Sassoli, 20 January 2021
  6. "The role of responsible investments in agriculture for the transition towards more sustainable food systems", 7 December 2020
  7. Exchanges of views of FAO Director-General QU Dongyu with the European Parliament DEVE Committee, 2 December 2020
  8. World Food Day Celebration "Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future", 16 October 2020
  9. "Fish(ing) for Future": Sustainable fish for food security and nutrition in Africa, 9 September 2020
  10. Internal Digital Briefing "Sustainable Food Systems in times of global crises", 13 July 2020
  11. European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition Constituent Meeting, 10 December 2019
  12. Exchange of views with FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo with three Parliamentary Committees, 18 November 2019
  13. Investing in Nutrition: Partnering for Action, 15 October 2019
  14. Do Good: Save Food! Educating future generations for a zero food waste world, 21 February 2019
  15. High-level Conference on Forests at the Heart of Sustainable Development, 7 February 2019

Members of the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition

 

Eric ANDRIEU  
S&D, FR

 

Benoît BITEAU
Greens/EFA, FR

 

Biljana BORZAN

S&D, HR

 

Franc BOGOVIČ

EPP, SI

 

Isabel CARVALHAIS

S&D, PT

 

Mohammed CHAHIM

S&D, NL

 

Ignazio CORRAO
NI, IT

 

Paolo DE CASTRO

S&D, IT

 

Herbert DORFMANN

EPP, IT

 

Michael GAHLER

EPP, DE

 

Francisco GUERREIRO

Greens/EFA, PT

 

Heidi HAUTALA

Greens/EFA, FI

 

Martin HLAVÁČEK

RE, CZ

 

Pierre KARLESKIND

RE, FR

 

Petros KOKKALIS

GUE/NGL, EL

 

Norbert LINS

EPP, DE

 

Javi LÓPEZ

S&D, ES

 

Marlene MORTLER

EPP, DE

 

Maria NOICHL

S&D, DE

 

Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN

EPP, FI

 

Michèle RIVASI

Greens/EFA, FR

 

María Soraya RODRÍGUEZ RAMOS

RE, ES

 

Marc TARABELLA

S&D, BE

 

Patrizia TOIA

S&D, IT

 

Inese VAIDERE

EPP, LV

 

Sarah WIENER

Greens/EFA, AT

 

Chrysoula ZACHAROPOULOU

RE, FR

 

Carlos ZORRINHO

S&D, PT

 

Marco ZULLO

NI, IT