2002 – Grugliasco, the City Council decides to establish the Association of Organic Cities, in collaboration with AIAB Piemonte. The first President of the organisation is Marcello Mazzu, with Ignazio Garau as Director. The network focus: rural development and territories, a cultural model beyond merely agricultural cultivation, quality and artisanal production, regionalism and sustainability, education and food waste.
2009 – At the Biofach trade fair in Nuremberg, the first working meeting is held between Città del Bio and the German side.
2011 – Turin. Città del Bio elects Peter Pluschke (Nuremberg) and Michael Latz (Correns) as Vice Presidents and appoints Claudio Serafini (Vice President) to work towards establishing the European network of organic cities.
2014 – Turin. Antonio Ferrentino elected president of Città del Bio.
2016 – Brussels, European Parliament. Organic Cities Network Europe and the future of organic farming Europe, the legal framework of Organic Farming in the EU. Also 2016: The German Bio-Städte network was founded in Augsburg. Peter Pluschke, Department of Environment and Health of the City of Nuremberg and official spokesperson with Werner Ebert as Managing Director of the Organic Cities Network.
2018 – Paris. The Organic Cities Network Europe is officially founded. It elects Peter Pluschke as President and designates Claudio Serafini as the Network Director.
2020 – Josef Taucher becomes the President and Bernhard Kromp the Coordinator of Organic Cities Network Europe.
Also in 2020: Two new speakers. Ronny Meyer, State Councillor for Transport and the Environment in Bremen, and Reiner Erben, Head of Sustainability, Environment, Climate and Health from Augsburg, represent the 21 German BioStädte members.