Europe Regional Conference 2017

RCE Meeting

8 - 9 September 2017, Dortmund, Germany

Photo: Daniel Mennerich

The European RCE Meeting will be held back to back with the Conference FAIR FRIENDS, a trade fair for Sustainable Lifestyles, Fair Trade and Social Responsibility, in Dortmund. 

Key points of the European RCE meeting
Possible themes or thematic areas for the conference will be decided by request of the European RCE. Feedback from European RCEs is sought!

Tentative overarching topics are

  • Joint Ventures of European RCEs
  • Refugees and Migration
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production 

RCE Denmark (David Rangan; Lars Myrthu-Nielsen), RCE Ruhr (Peter Reichenbach) and RCE Oldenburger Münsterland (Detlev Lindau-Bank) will carry out the programme. All RCEs are called upon to invite their partners (especially companies and enterprises) to participate in the exhibition of FAIR FRIENDS from 7th to 10th of September. For that reason RCE Ruhr in cooperation with the management of FAIR FRIENDS has reserved a market place for the RCEs and their partners to showcase projects, campaigns, sustainable products, innovations, social services and persons. Conference rooms for plenary sessions and sufficient space for working groups and discussions will also be available.

Please note that the trade fair will be running from 7th to 10th of September 2017. The conference will be on 8th and 9th. RCEs participating wil have the opportunity to present their activities (projects, services, etc.) to individuals and groups of people who are interested in fair trade and future trends and all geared to the shared objective of improving global fairness and sustainability in education, science, retail and consumer practices.


Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH, Strobelallee 45, 44139 Dortmund


  • Community building
  • Discussing the actions of European RCEs regarding GAP and SDG´s European wide
  • Continuing the discussion of the topics raised during the European RCE meeting held in London June 2016
  • Sharing the work of European RCEs and learning from each other
  • Developing joint projects and beginning to plan possible collaborative activities
  • Seeking a funding strategy
  • Networking with like-minded colleagues


  • A report of the meeting
  • Publication as a joint activity of European RCEs
  • Contribution to fair&friends (Market place of RCEs in Europe)

The detailed agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Registration for the meeting is now closed.


Additional Documents

Programme here

General information and invitation by RCE Ruhr and RCE Oldenburg Muensterland here

Session Timetable for Fair & Friends here

Information on Speaker Manitonquat here