Copa-Cogeca is the united voice of farmers and their cooperatives in the European Union. It’s mission: (1) Defending the general interests of agriculture, (2) Maintaining and developing relations with EU-institutions as well as with representative organisations at EU level, (3) Finding solutions that are in the common interest. They hold more than 50 years of experience in both Copa – over 23 million farmers and their families – and Cogeca – 22 000 agri-cooperatives -.
FoodDrinkEurope: Food and drink represent some of our society’s greatest traditions and pleasures. Today we have access to an impressive variety and quality of food and drinks. Our sector is an indelible part of Europe’s social, economic and cultural fabric. But like most progress, this comes with challenges.
The food and drink industry wants to play its part as an active partner in addressing these challenges. To ensure that Europe continues to have the highest quality and safest food in the world. To drive prosperity and ensure quality jobs. FoodDrinkEurope’s role is to help the industry, policy-makers and civil society work together towards these goals.
Euromontana is the European multisectoral association for co-operation and development of mountain territories. It embraces regional and national mountain organisations throughout greater Europe, including regional development agencies, local authorities, agriculture organisations, environmental agencies, forestry organisations and research institutes. It’s mission is to promote living mountains, integrated and sustainable development and quality of life in mountain areas. In order to achieve this, Euromontana facilitates the exchange of information and experience among these areas by organising seminars and major conferences, by conducting and collaborating in studies, by developing, managing and participating in European projects and by working with the European institutions on mountain issues.
The European Coordination Via Campesina is a European grassroots organization which currently gathers 26 national and regional farmers, farm workers and rural organizations based in 17 European countries. Rooted on the right to Food Sovereignty, our main objective is the defence of farmers’ and field workers’ rights as well as the promotion of diverse and sustainable family and peasant farming. These principles in turn, demand food and agricultural policies based on legitimacy, fairness, solidarity and sustainability. These are necessary to ensure food security, food safety, public health, employment in rural areas and to tackle the issues of the global food crisis and climate change. We demand the development of a new and improved EU agricultural policy based on the above principles.
Greenpeace: We believe optimism is a form of courage. We believe that a billion acts of courage can spark a brighter tomorrow. To that end we model courage, we champion courage, we share stories of courageous acts by our supporters and allies, we invite people out of their comfort zones to take courageous action with us, individually in their daily lives, and in community with others who share our commitment to a better world. A green and peaceful future is our quest. The heroes of our story are all of us who believe that better world is not only within reach, but being built today.
Departement Landbouw en Visserij (Belgium)
Hessian Ministry of Agriculture (Germany)
Zukunftsagentur Brandenburg (Germany)
Fördergemeinschaft ökologischer Landbau Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany)
WWF Greece (Greece)
Regione Toscana (Italy)
Latvian Farmers Federation (Latvia)
Farmers Parliament Latvia (Latvia)
Latvian Agricultural Organisation Cooperation Council (Latvia)
Kalnciema Quarter (Latvia)
Zwiazek Zawodowy Centrum Narodowe Mlodych Rolnikow (Poland)
Centrum Doradztwa Rolniczego w Brwinowie oddział w Krakowie (Poland)
Local action Group in the Alentejo region (Portugal)
Fundao Eugnio de Almeida (Portugal)
Group for Creative Economy (Serbia)
Soil Association (UK)