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1 Fair Trade & FT Towns Central-East Europe 2010 Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association

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3 Fair Trade C-E Europe Background: Emerging markets- transformation of economy Low income of inhabitants Areas of poverty Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association

4 Fair Trade C-E Europe Background: Short history of Fair Trade movement Lack of traditional and influential organizations Low recognition of FT idea and Fairtrade mark No Fair Trade Towns campaign until 2009 Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association

5 Fair Trade C-E Europe Beginning of FT movement in Hungary Conscious Consumers Association FT activities CZ: Ecumenical Academy – Prague Protect the Future (Védegylet) Hungarian NGO puts forward Laszlo Sólyom for President of the country 2005 The Polish Fair Trade Association become an licensee of TransFair, Germany st direct import: 10 Senses,SK (macadamia nuts) First producer tour (PL, CZ, H) The most advanced market – Czech Republic Several World Shops, monitored market, marketing body-umbrella organization Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association

6 Fair Trade C-E Europe Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association OCT 03/06 Hungary's Presidential Fair Trade Coffee Though his powers are mostly ceremonial, Hungarian President László Sólyom (left) has recently made it clear that he is not shy about using this influence whenever he thinks it can be put to good use. Not only has he shocked the Hungarian political scene by suggesting that Parliament recall Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, he is putting the kitchen at the luxurious Sándor Palota (center) behind the cause of organic and "fair-trade" foods, having recently selected an official coffee that meets his high moral standards, and tastes pretty good, too.

7 Fair Trade C-E Europe Basic information: Members of WFTO Ten Senses – Bratislava, Slovakia Ecumenical Academy – Prague, Czech Republic Polish Fair Trade Association- Gdansk, Poland Gyorgyi Ujszaszi- Associate, Hungary Umbrela organizations Asociace pro Fair Trade -Marketing Body (FLO)- Czech Republic 2009 The Polish Fair Trade Coalition Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association

8 Fair Trade Towns C-E Europe Current situation: FTT campaign launched– Poland 2009 (Gdansk + Poznan*)- 7 goals Czech Republic – 5 goals set 2010 EU projects FTT campaign – CZ, H, PL Beginning of the campaign CZ, H Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association

9 The 6th Goal - invitation to the workshop Poland (optional goals) 6. There are at least two Fair Trade schools in the town. 7. There is a parish or faith community in the town. Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association

10 FTT campaign in Poland FTT Steering Committee – 2009 First Gdansk – Fair Trade coffee – 2010 University of Gdansk – students lunched the campaign 2010 Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association Gdansk- the town of Lech Walesa and SOLIDARITY movement

11 FTT campaign C-E Europe The 1-st Fair Trade Town in the C-E Europe 2011/2012 WHERE? Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association

12 Fair Trade Towns Europe

13 Fair Trade Towns C-E Europe Thank you for the attention Tadeusz Makulski- The Polish Fair Trade Association


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