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Call for applications for membership in the Commission expert group on recovery rules for fertilising products

Call for applications for membership in the Commission expert group on recovery rules for fertilising products
Published on: 02/05/2016 Last update: 04/08/2016
Deadline: 31/05/2016
Following the open call for applications (now closed), the Commission services have selected 31 members and 2 observers.


Details on the composition of the expert group:

Membership  Organization name/Country                        

Member         Austria EU Member State authority, AT
Member         Croatia - EU Member State authority, HR
Member         Denmark - EU Member State authority, DK
Member         France - EU Member State authority, FR
Member         Germany - EU Member State authority, DE
Member         Ireland - EU Member State authority, IE
Member         Latvia - EU Member State authority, LV
Member         Poland - EU Member State authority, PL
Member         Spain - EU Member State authority, ES
Member         Hungary – EU Member State authority, HU

Member         CEMEX S.A.B, UK
Member         CEN Technical Committee 260, DE
Member         CEPI, Confederation of European Paper Industries, BE
Member         Cranfield University, UK
Member         ECN, DE
Member         EUBIA - European Biomass Industry Association, BE
Member         EUROFEMA, DE
Member         European Biogas Association (EBA), BE
Member         European Consortium of the Organic-Based Fertilizer Industry – ECOFI, BE
Member         European Federation of National Associations of Water Services, BE
Member         European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services, FR
Member         European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, BE
Member         Fertilizers Europe, BE
Member         German Phosphorus Platform, DE
Member         Ghent University, BE
Member         INCOPA European Inorganic Coagulants Producers Association, BE
Member         INERIS, FR
Member         Institut für Baustoff-Forschung (FEhS), DE
Member         Municipal Waste Europe, BE
Member         Terra Humana Clean Technology Development, Engineering and                        Manufacturing Ltd., HU
Member         Wageningen University, NL

Observer       Norway - EEA country authority, NO
Observer       Switzerland - EFTA country authority, CH

The STRUBIAS expert group is a sub-class of the Commission Working Group on fertilisers. It will be operational until the completion of its work which is foreseen to be at the end of 2018. Based on the experts’ inputs, the Commission will prepare a report for a future amendment (Adaptation to Technical Progress) to the proposal for a revised Fertiliser Regulation (COM (2016) 157). This is currently under negotiations with the Council and the EU Parliament.

The original call 

The initiative follows the launch of the revision of the Fertiliser Regulation. This revision provides an opportunity to make the recovery of nutrients from waste and other non-traditional sources a more attractive business across Europe, thus contributing to the Circular economy.

The call for applications is open for experts other than EU national authorities. The selected applicants will be given membership in the Commission expert group on recovery rules for fertilising products, and the members of the group shall be selected among:

a)      EFTA Member States and candidate accession countries: the authorities of such states involved in activities related to fertilisers and/or nutrient recovery from waste, biological materials or industrial by-products, at national, regional or local level are allowed to apply as observers

b)      EU trade/business/professional associations (Subsection II of the EU Transparency Register)

c)      EU non-governmental organisations (NGOs) (Subsection III of the EU Transparency Register)

d)     EU think tanks, research and academic institutions (Subsection IV of the EU Transparency Register).


Interested organisations are asked to submit their application to the European Commission no later than 31 May 2016 to the following email address:

For detailed information on the practical aspects of the expert group, including application requirements and selection criteria, please consult the call document.