The 4th Fair Trade
International Symposium will be held at Liverpool Hope Business School on
2nd-4th April 2012. For this 4th edition, the symposium gathering academics and
practitioners will host the final conference of the EU-funded "GeoFairTrade"
2001, CCI Gers has chosen geotraceability as the unifying theme for all research projects
to the 5th,
6th and 7th Framework Programme. The European project GeoFairTrade (GFT) [http://www.geofairtrade.eu ]
good example of
the development of geo-traceability.
The CCI Gers is the
coordinator of the EU-funded "GeoFairTrade" project about fair trade, which has
started on April 1st 2009 and will terminate on September 2012.The project aims
to combine Fair Trade Indicators related to socio-economic and environmental
issues to traceability to inform consumers about the work of women and men in
the production process, how much reaches the producers, or measures to protect
the environment set up by the Fair Trade producers in the world.
require the cooperation of Research and Technology Developers (RTD) and Civil
Society Organisations (CSOs) to develop new social, economic and environmental
indicators based on geographic data. This will lead to Transparency and
Traceability to the whole product chain from the producers to the consumers,
through an internet tool, which will be presented during the FTIS.
Finally, the Symposium
will bring together researchers, Fair Trade practitioners, and all those who
are interested in, and who wish to share their opinion and experience about
Fair Trade. The objectives of the symposium are to present the most recent
studies associated with Fair Trade, to share information about on-going and
coming research projects, and to confront important questions about the future
of the movement.
> For further
information about the conference and symposium: http://www.fairtradeinternationalsymposium.org/ftis-2012
> To book a place
(special rates until December 31, 2011): http://www.fairtradeinternationalsymposium.org/ftis-2012/book-a-place