In 1986 the European Farmers Coordination was founded. In 2008, this merged with additional farmer organisations to form the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC). ECVC is a unique space of social movement building around food and agricultural systems, working for peace and social change.
ECVC’s aim is to improve the situation of peasants in Europe. In the area of public policies it is present in different European and international policy spaces promoting peasantry and food sovereignty.
The organisation’s main goal is to promote agroecology as a peasant way of life, with a strong social component and practical knowledge exchange. It is defending the right to peasant life, engaging to create new or change legal frameworks.