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Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
DescriptionCOPA-COGECA is a confederation of European Farmers (COPA) and European Agri-Cooperatives (COGECA). COPA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations) and COGECA (General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union) were both established in 1959, and the organisations merged in 1962. Today COPA is made up of 60 organisations from the countries of the European Union and 36 partner organisations from other European countries such as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. COGECA has 35 full members and 4 affiliated members. The objectives of COPA are to: examine any matters related to the development of the Common Agricultural Policy; represent the interests of the agricultural sector as a whole; seek solutions which are of common interest; and maintain and develop relations with the Community authorities and with any other representative organisations or social partners established at European level. COGECA's most important objectives are to: represent the general and specific interests of European agricultural, forestry, fisheries and agri-food co-operatives and to contribute to the development of cooperatives in general; influence decisions which affect agricultural cooperative activities by lobbying the EU public institutions and other organisations at EU and international level; promote the role of agricultural, forestry, fisheries and agri-food cooperatives; provide a platform for member organisations and cooperatives to hold political discussions and exchange views on policy issues and the added value of agricultural produce and businesses; seek solutions on important issues of common interest and promote them; facilitate and coordinate links between its members; promote discussions and exchanges of views with the Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union (COPA) in particular, as well as with other representative organisations at EU and international level; undertake legal, economic, financial, social or other studies of interest to agricultural, forestry, fisheries and agri-food cooperatives.
LanguageEnglish, French, German, Polish, Spanish
Keywordsconfederations; associations; networks; farmers; forest associations; forest owners; forest professionals; agricultural policy; forest policy; lobbying
TypeInternational organizations, Networks
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 Published: April 15 2011