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Profile of registrant

Slow Food

Identification number in the register: 01936914624-97
Registration date: 29/11/10 12:27:48

The information on this organisation was last modified on 11/11/14 11:55:52
The date of the last annual update was 11/11/14 11:55:52

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Slow Food
Acronym: NA
Legal status: Associazione non profit
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Carlo Petrini
Position: Presidente

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  serena alaimo
Position: policy officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 5 P.zza XX Settembre 
Bra (CN) 12042
Telephone number: (+39) 0172419611
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Slow Food is an international, grassroots membership organization promoting good, clean and fair food for all.

Slow Food's approach to agriculture, food production and consumption is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:

-GOOD a fresh and flavoursome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture; -CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;
-FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.

Slow Food stands at the crossroads of ecology and gastronomy, ethics and pleasure. It opposes the standardization of taste and culture, and the unrestrained power of the food industry and factory farming. Our association believes in the concept of neo-gastronomy - recognition of the strong connections between plate, planet, people and culture.
We envision a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.

Three main concepts form the basis of our mission:

Defending food biodiversity
We are committed to protecting traditional and sustainable quality foods, defending the biodiversity of cultivated and wild varieties as well as cultivation and processing methods. Through maintaining the diversity of regional food and agricultural traditions, the wisdom of local communities can be preserved to protect the ecosystems that surround them and to offer sustainable prospects for the future.

Making Connections
Slow Food believes that food is tied to many aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. This is why we are an active player in a wide variety of areas, from education to agricultural policy. To work across this broad sphere, Slow Food defends biodiversity in our food supply, promotes food and taste education and connects sustainable producers to co-producers through events and network-building.

Collective action
Collectively our consumer choices can bring great change to how food is cultivated, produced and distributed. To highlight this, we consider ourselves co-producers - eaters who are informed about where and how their food is produced and actively support local producers, therefore becoming part of the production process.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 9
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Marta Messa 14/11/14 12/11/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Slow Food chose to advocate the local system of food production that integrates health, nutrition and agriculture with social responsibility, puts priority on diverse ecological systems and minimal or no chemical use, pushing for water-prudent agriculture. It also strives for a correct consumers' information and on the quality of products through precise and exhaustive labelling.
EU Policies:
Policies related to agro-biodiversity and sustainability of food production and consumption, GMO's, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Climate change, Health and Consumer Protection, Sustainable Development, Food Waste, Animal Walfare, Landgrabbing.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 78,197
Number of member organisations: 7
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Slow Food Italia (31,503 members)
  • Slow Food Germania (12,374 members)
  • Slow Food Regno Unito (5,036 members)
  • Slow Food Paesi Bassi (2,849 members)
  • Slow Food Svizzera (3,522 members)
  • Slow Food USA (9,020 members)
  • Slow Food Giappone (967 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Slow Food is member of:
- the Task Force "Per un'Italia libera da Ogm"
- the coordination committee of GCAP Italy (coalizione italiana contro la povertà)
- the working group for the Italian General Assembly on the green economy
- the EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform
- the Land Footprint coalition, lead by Friends of The Earth Europe
- the European GMO-Free Regions Network
- the Shark Alliance
- the OCEAN2012 coalition
- ARC2020
- the CISA (comitato italiano per la sovranità alimentare)
- the CFS (Committee on World Food Security)
- the observatory "per un mediterraneo libero dai veleni"
- the coalition "in marcia per il clima"

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 2,906,187
of which public financing: 851,059
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 817,003
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
IFAD : 9,056
FAO : 25,000
from other sources: 2,055,128
- donations: 55,877
- contributions from members: 957,184
Attività non istituzionale : 64,291
Fondazione Terra Madre : 700,000
Compagnia di San Paolo : 100,000
Lighthouse Foundation : 50,000
Christensen Foundation : 77,776
SF Culture Centre, South Korea : 50,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.