Founded 60 years ago, FruitVegetablesEUROPE (EUCOFEL) has consolidated itself as the main association defending, representing and promoting the European fruit and vegetables.
Based in Brussels, FruitVegetablesEUROPE acts as a liaison between the sectoral stakeholders and the policy makers at the European Institutions, giving a voice to the European Fruit and Vegetables sector.
FruitVegetablesEUROPE’s members are National and Regional Federations/Associations (including PO and APO) and companies from the main EU fruit and vegetables producing countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain).
FruitVegetablesEUROPE’s mission is to represent, defend and promote the fruits and vegetables produced in the EU.
FruitVegetablesEUROPE acts on an international level, complementing the efforts and actions taken at national level by its members, with the aim of serving the interests of the EU producers and exporters, striving to create a level playing field and ensuring fairer conditions for EU producers and traders.
What does FruitVegetablesEUROPE do?
- Monitoring and analysing policy and trade developments within the fruit and vegetable sector.
- Informing and alerting members on relevant issues.
- Coordinating members’ positions and actions.
- Representing and defending members’ interests alongside policy makers and other associations.
- Facilitating networking and professional contacts amongst the different stakeholders of the sector.
- Providing tailored products and services to respond to our members’ needs (specific questions, bilateral meetings with EU Institutions, etc.).
- Promoting the consumption of fruits and vegetables improving the level of information about the nutritional importance of consuming fruit and vegetables within the framework of a healthy diet.
FruitVegetablesEUROPE’s guiding principles
FruitVegetablesEUROPE’s work is governed by the following main guiding principles:
- Improving the competitiveness of EU fruit and vegetables production and exports.
- Defending free competition in the Internal Market.
- Working towards the opening of third country markets.
- Protecting the EU from the introduction of plant pests.
- Defending EU producers from unfair competition from third countries and pleading for reciprocity.
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