NEWS! organises European-wide campaigns on Fair Trade related issues. Previous campaigns focussed on the right to food, unfair labour conditions in the clothing and toy industry. The curernt campaign focusses on Child Labour. To find out more about NEWS past campaigns, check out the archive.
World Fair Trade Day
Every year in May Fair Traders across the globe go out on to the streets celebrate World Fair Trade Day to raise awareness and campaign on Fair Trade and trade justice. Events include music performances and parades, exhibitions, meetings, debates, fashion shows, product samplings, promotions, and activities for children to name but a few.
NEWS! political activities and international advocacy are carried out jointly with the other three main Fair Trade networks (FLO, IFAT, NEWS and EFTA) and is coordinated by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office in Brussels. These four networks bring together over than one million Fair Trade producers, 20 national labelling initiatives, more than 200 importers, 3000 Worldshops and several hundred thousand volunteers.
European Worldshops Conference
Göteborg, Brugges, Lille and Bolzano have been the hosts to European Worldshops for the biennial conference organised by NEWS!. The conference brings together members of the Worldshop volunteers and employees in National Worldshop Associations to discuss pathways for the future, exchange experience and information, and celebrate Fair Trade