Welcome to the 15th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, which will take place in September 2019 at the University of Tampere, Finland.

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.


Situated between two beautiful lakes, Tampere is the most popular residential city in the whole of Finland. With a compact, walkable centre and closely located forests, Tampere offers visitors the possibility to explore both cultural attractions and natural wonders. We very much look forward to seeing you to Tampere.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

Eija Vinnari, chair

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