2. Project title as used in publicity and others materials
3. Project number338-396
4. Year of Call2013/14
5. Project start month and year02/2015
6. Project finish month and year02/2018
7. Name and location of lead CSO or LA
cso: Transnational Institute (TNI)

Netherlands
8. Name and country of project partners based in the EU
Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

UK

9. Total project budget (in Euro):
10. EC contribution to total project budget (percent):
11. Main approach of the projectfocussing on a campaigning and advocacy approach
12.Main project on-line information channels used by the project: Website: www.handsontheland.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hands-on-the-Land-for-Food-Sovereignty-588482541318047/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HOTL4FS
Youtube:
13. Project background: Why is the project taking place? Why is the need form the project?Across the North and the South, small-scale food producers, their families and communities see their access to and control over land, water, seeds and other natural resources threatened, limited and destroyed. This is done in many ways and often in the name of "development", "food security", "environmental protection", or the production of "clean energy". Those that speak out against these processes are often discredited and marginalised or at worst, intimidated, criminalised and punished.
14. Overall objective of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)
15. Specific objectives of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)
16. Expected results of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)
17. Main themes and geographical areas addressed by the project
18. Project participants, audiences, target groups, beneficiaries. Please select all that apply and for each state the numbers actively engaged in the project to datea) Teachers, teacher educators, HE lecturers/ academics
b) Pupils/Students from primary, secondary and tertiary levels
g) Journalists
h) Media institutions (print, broadcast, internet)
m) Other Civil Society Organisations (targeted by the project)
p) National and international decision makers (e.g. MPs, MEPs, members of government, civil servants, EC commissioners)
19. Other beneficiaries not listed above
20. Main activities used by the project to engage its participants, audience and target group
21. Other major activities not listed above
22. Please give a short description of the major result or success of the project so far. (If you project is less than 1 year old feel free to ignore this question)A key lobbying point and success of the campaign has been the achievement to have an special investigation (in the form of an own-initiative report) within the European Parliament on land grabbing/access to land in Europe. This was a direct follow up to an official EP report that was written in the context of the campaign on extend of farmland grabbing in the EU. Following on from this report, which was launched and defended at the EP COMAGRI, various advocacy meetings were set up with MEPs from different political groups and EU countries and a lobby note was circulated.. This eventually culminated in the decision by the COMAGRI in February 2016 to go ahead with the own-initiative report this year.