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Slow Food

Identification number in the register: 01936914624-97
Registration date: 29/11/2010 12:27:48

The information on this entity was last modified on: 09/06/2015 10:29:09
The date of the last annual update was: 27/04/2015 17:31:08
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Slow Food


Associazione non profit

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

P.zza XX Settembre, 5
Bra (CN) 12042

(+39) 0172419611

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Carlo Petrini


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Marta Messa

policy officer

    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Common Agricultural Policy
Common Fisheries Policy
General Food Law, Refit
DG Sante Animal Welfare Strategy
Hygiene Rules and Flexibility Provisions
Food Information to Consumers
Food Waste and revision of the Circular Economy Package
GM food and GMO authorization
Biodiversity and Nature

Please find all 2015 projects here:

Events 2015
April 9 - 12: Markt des guten Geschmacks (Die Slow Food Messe) - Stuttgart, Germany
May - October: Slow Food at Expo - Milan, Italy
May 14 - 17: Slow Fish - Genova, Italy
June 4 - 6: Slow Meat - Denver, USA
September 18 - 21: Cheese - Bra, Italy
October: Indigenous Terra Madre - India
November: AsiO Gusto - South Korea
See here for further information on events:

Please find all publications here




1. Civil Dialogue Groups on Quality and Promotion; on International Aspects of Agriculture; on Environment and Climate Change (DG Agriculture and Rural Development)
2. Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health (DG Health and Food Safety)



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.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 5   75%: 4   50%: 1   25%: 6



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Marta MESSA 14/11/2014 12/11/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation


Slow Food Italia
Slow Food Deutschland
Slow Food UK
Slow Food Nederland
Association of Slow Food Convivia in Bulgaria
Slow Food Polska
Slow Food i Norden
Slow Food CH
Slow Food USA
Slow Food Japan
Slow Food Youth Network


Slow Food is member of several informal NGOs coalitions working on food related topics such as GMOs, seeds, bees and pesticides, food waste, animal welfare, TTIP, food quality, etc.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

800,000 € - 899,999 €

2,906,187 €

851,059 €


817,003 €

LIFE NGO Operating Grant 2013; EuropeAid/132438/C/ACT/Multi; IEVP CTMED- Décision CE C(2008)4242; EUROPEAID 131141/C/ACT/MULTI; FP7-KBBE-2013-7;

9,056 €

25,000 €

2,055,128 €

55,877 €

957,184 €

64,291 €

700,000 €

100,000 €

50,000 €

77,776 €

50,000 €

    Code of conduct

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