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European agri-cooperatives

Identification number in the register: 09586631237-74
Registration date: 25/02/2009 15:17:27

The information on this entity was last modified on: 02/04/2015 11:12:49
The date of the last annual update was: 02/04/2015 11:12:49
Next update due latest on: 02/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

European agri-cooperatives

COGECA

association de fait

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Rue de Trèves, 61
Bruxelles 1040
BELGIUM

(+32) 02 287 27 11

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Pekka PESONEN

Secretary General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Pekka PESONEN

Secretary General

    Goals / remit

The remit of Cogeca is to:

a) Represent the general and specific interests of European agricultural, forestry, fishing and agri-food cooperatives, and contribute to the development of cooperatives in general.

b) Influence political decisions that affect the activities of agricultural cooperatives by lobbying the European Union's public institutions and both European and international organisations.

c) Promote the role of agricultural, forestry, fishing and agri-food cooperatives.

d) Provide a platform for members to debate political and business-related matters, the added value of agricultural goods, and trade between its members, organisations and cooperatives.

e) Seek and promote solutions to important matters of mutual concern.

f) Facilitate communication and coordination between its members and between its members' national offices in Brussels and provide services to help cooperatives network.

g) Foster exchanges of opinion and debates, notably with the Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations (Copa), but also with other representative organisations at European and international level.

h) Carry out legal, economic, financial, social or other studies that are of particular interest for agricultural, forestry, fishing and agri-food cooperatives.

European

    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy

- Communication from the Commission – Tackling unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain

- Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common organization of the markets in agricultural products

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

- Communication from the Commission – A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest-based sector

- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants and amending Directive 2003/35/EC

- Fitness Check on EU Nature Legislation

- Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 3/2008

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on organic production and labelling of organic products, amending Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council [Official controls Regulation] and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

- May 2014: Publication of report of the development of agricultural cooperatives in the EU 2014 with press release. The report released by Cogeca reveals how the top 100 agri-cooperatives in the EU increased their turnover by 14% in 2013, compared to 2012, enhancing growth and jobs in the EU and helping farmers to have a viable future. The 400 pages report presents up to date information and trends by country and by sector on the leading agri-cooperatives in the EU. The report is based on information provided by Cogeca member organisations as well as by the European Commission and EU statistical office EUROSTAT.

- May 2014: Cogeca Presidency business forum on the farm supply sector.

- October 2014: Cogeca held a Congress of european agri-cooperatives to launch a debate on the new CAP and to discuss how it can be improved to benefit family farmers and agri-cooperatives. A series of measures were held on this theme in the CAP Counts Campaign.

- December 2014: Cogeca Presidency Business forum on Innovation: “Innovative ways to add value in agri-food coopératives.

- December 2014: Innovative ways to add value to produce were looked at at an event. Key note speech on “Innovation is fundamental in agribusiness - Financial innovation as the Key Competence in Improving the Competiveness and Member Relationships of Cooperatives by Prof. Dr. ir. Joost M.E. PENNINGS (Maastricht University and Wageningen University). There was also a Round-table debate on: "Are cooperatives adapting quickly enough, in order to maintain their competitiveness? ”

- December 2014: Presentation of the winners of the 2014 European Award for Cooperative Innovation and cocktails.

- 2014: Release of european agri-cooperatives magazine four times a year sent to the EU Institutions outlining key issues facing the sector.

- 2014: Continuous release of press releases, brochures and social media actions outlining Cogeca views on key issues.

- April and November 2014: Cogeca Communications Seminar designed to raise the profile of European agriculture.


 

EIP Water Steering Group (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Animal Products (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Arable Crops (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Common Agricultural Policy (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Direct Payments and Greening (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Environment and Climate Change (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Forestry and Cork (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Horticulture, Olives and Spirits (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on International Aspects of Agriculture (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Milk (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Organic Farming (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Quality and Promotion (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Rural Development (active participation)

- Civil Dialogue Group on Wine (active participation)

- Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature (active participation)

- Fertilisers Working Group (active participation)

- Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health (active participation)

- Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (active participation)

- Renewable Raw Materials Working Group (active participation)

- Market Access Advisory Committee (active participation)

- European Alcohol and Health Forum (active participation)

- Excise Contact Group (active participation)

- EU Rural Network’s Assembly (and Sub-group on Innovation) (active participation)

- EU Rural Networks’ Steering Group (active participation)

- Structured Dialogue with European Structural and Investment Funds' partners Group of experts (active participation)

- Expert Group on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues (active participation)

- Expert Group for Bio-based Products (active participation)

- Bioeconomy panel (active participation)

- Expert Group on Floods and Strategic Coordination for the Water Framework Directive (active participation)

- Trade’s Civil Society Dialogue (active participation)

- Expert Group on apples and pears (active participation)

- Expert Group on citrus (active participation)

- Expert Group on tomatoes (active participation)

- Expert Group on peaches (active participation)

- Expert Group on nectarines (active participation)

- Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels (active participation)

- SPS Market Access Working Group (active participation)

- Wine, spirits and quality foodstuffs

- Social economy

No

- European Technology Platform “Plants for the future” (active participation)

- European Technology Platform Organics (active participation)

- European Biofuels Technology Platform (active participation)

- Stakeholders event of the 8th Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations (active participation)

- EU-US TTIP stakeholder briefing- European Milk Market Observatory (active participation)

- EFSA Stakeholders Consultative Platform (active participation)

- EU Platform on action for diet, physical activity and health (active participation)

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 18  

18

18

These 18 people include the Secretary General of COGECA and the policy staff based in Brussels.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Evangelos Koumentakos 14/01/2015 12/01/2016
Federica ZOLLA 11/10/2014 09/10/2015
Javier Valle Pello 06/03/2015 04/03/2016
Oana-Mihaela Neagu 11/10/2014 09/10/2015
Paulo Jorge Baptista Pleno de Gouveia 30/09/2014 26/09/2015
Tania Runge 09/10/2014 06/10/2015
César Gonzalez De Miguel 10/10/2014 08/10/2015
Prodromos KALAITZIS 10/10/2014 08/10/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

http://www.copa-cogeca.be/Main.aspx?page=CogecaMembers

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

1,000,000 € - 1,249,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.