EurSafe 2019: Sustainable governance and management of food systems: ethical perspectives

EurSafe 2019 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 EurSafe 2019 Congress in Tampere will focus on the role of governance and management of the food chain. These methods are now especially important as the current food system has been found to inflict unsustainable environmental pressures on our planet. These include, but are not limited to, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, excessive water usage and problems with nutrition cycles. In addition, issues such as the treatment of farm animals has attracted considerable media and public attention from the ethical point of view.

Therefore, the prominent questions to be discussed at the conference include: What are the most important ethical issues in our fisheries, agriculture and food systems? How should we govern food systems if sustainability is a key goal? What kind of management tools are available for this purpose? Whose responsibility is it to make the agriculture and food system more sustainable?


The EurSafe Congress 2019 welcomes submissions from a broad range of disciplines, including philosophy, agricultural and food science, management studies, political science, law, economics, animal welfare science, STS and sociology. We welcome both conceptual work and empirical case studies that identify key issues and suggest guidelines on how to deal with them.

Congress topics include:

  • Sustainable food chains
  • Food waste
  • Politics of agriculture and food
  • Animal politics
  • The role of social movements in facilitating more sustainable food systems
  • Ethics of production and consumption
  • Food and agriculture ethics
  • Fisheries and aquaculture ethics
  • Other

You are welcome to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. We are able to include a number of workshops upon request as part of the pre-Congress event or as part of the Congress programme.


July 2018                      web-site launch

September 2018        Call for abstracts

31 December 2018    Extended deadline for submission of abstracts

11 January 2019         Notification of abstracts to authors

1 March 2019             Deadline for submissions of full papers

mid-April 2019            Notification of full papers to authors

1 May 2019                  Final submission of full papers

1 June 2019                 Deadline for early bird registration

18 September 2019   Workshops and evening reception

19 September 2019   EurSafe Congress 2019 (2nd day)

20 September 2019   EurSafe Congress 2018 (3rd day) and congress dinner

21 September 2019   EurSafe Congress (4th day)

University of Tampere
xxxx xxx Tampere
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Saturday, September 21, 2019