“WSS EFFECT” AT 2018 FEBA ANNUAL CONVENTION
From 24 to 26 May 2018, two representatives of “WSS Effect” management team, one from lead partner Food Bank MK and another from co-beneficiary SIBAHE – Slovenian Food Bank have attended the 2018 Annual Convention of European Food Banks Federation in Brussels. Main focus of the convention was foodbanking – opportunities and challenges regarding food waste reduction and nutritious surplus food redistribution.
At the convention, a “WSS Effect” presentation was delivered by FEBA representatives with main accent on the financial support from European Union, WSS objectives, results and activities.
The 2018 FEBA Annual Convention brought together more than 100 participants from 30 countries, including food bankers, policy-makers, business partners, leading experts and other CSOs representatives. The convention was excellent opportunity for “WSS Effect” representatives to deliver WSS message, discuss possible synergy with other initiatives and to network. In that spirit, informal conversations were held with Ms Dora Szentpaly-Kleis from European Commission – DG Health, Ms Hilke Bos-Brouwers, senior researcher from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Mr Jacques Vandenschrik, president of FEBA and many others.