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15th FEAD Network Meeting

The 15th FEAD Network Meeting took place on 5 April in Brussels, Belgium, welcoming 90 delegates from 23 Member states. The second event of 2019 focused on the different approaches to FEAD delivery, specifically the step-by-step FEAD delivery chains.

The day consisted of panel discussions and workshops concentrating on the identification of eligible end recipients, procurement of foods and goods such as hygiene products as well as food distribution via e-vouchers. Throughout the day, delegates also had the chance to learn from case studies and use the online application Mentimeter which prompted engaging discussions and networking with peers.

Panel discussions included representatives from; FEAD Managing Authorities in Belgium, Cyprus and Finland and partner organisations from the Czech Republic, Finland and Portugal discussing the good practises used to identify eligible end recipients as well as the procurement of food and basic goods. This was followed by a unique workshop looking at the concept and practises of e-vouchers presented by the Estonian European Anti-poverty Network and Spanish Red Cross providing an inspiration for future FEAD activities under the new ESF+.

The event also involved case studies workshops. Delegates attended parallel workshops hosted by representatives of Restos du Coeur (France), Federation of Food Banks (Spain), Greek FEAD Managing Authority and the Federal Public Service for Social Integration, Anti-Poverty and Social Economy (Belgium). Representatives explored topics such as building solidarity supermarkets chains in Spain to the provision of fresh foods in Greece. Additionally, delegates learned about social restaurants ran with FEAD-funded products in Belgium as well as IT tools appropriate for data collection and monitoring in France. 
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Save the Date: Future Meetings Announced

The next FEAD Network meeting dates have been announced! Save these dates in your diaries, and keep an eye out on our website and Facebook where we will share more information.

Registration is now open for the 16th FEAD Network meeting taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania! The two-day event will focus on 'Helping older people in poverty: FEAD initiatives'. If you would like to attend, you can register your interest at

Please note that registering your interest does not guarantee an invitation.
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Submit to the Case Study Catalogue

Showcase your project in the next case study catalogue!

We’re searching for inspiring FEAD funded projects to include in the 4th FEAD Network Case Study Catalogue.

The catalogue will be featured on the FEAD Network website, and distributed to all FEAD Network members.

All you need to do is fill in this short survey. You have until 9 May to make your submission!
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FEAD Network Survey Results

The infographics contain the results of the annual FEAD Network survey, which was conducted with FEAD stakeholders.

The main goal of the survey was to collect feedback on the FEAD Network, and to find out more about the needs and expectations of Network member. 
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FEAD Network Website

If you are interested in keeping up to date with all the FEAD related activities, then the FEAD Network website is a great source of information! It is continuously updated with the latest FEAD news, events and documents, and offers an insight into how you can be part of this great community.
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