General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union

Confédération générale des coopératives agricoles de l'Union européenne (COGECA)
Confederación General de las Cooperativas Agrarias de la Unión Europea
Allgemeiner Verband der Landwirtschaftlichen Genossenschaften der Europäischen Union
Confederazione Generale delle Cooperative Agricole dell'Unione Europea

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History

24 Sep 1959, The Hague (Netherlands), as General Committee of Agricultural Cooperation in the European Community -- Comité général de la coopération agricole de la Communauté européenne -- Allgemeiner Ausschuss des Ländlichen Genossenschaftswesens der Europäischen Gemeinschaft -- Comitato Generale della Cooperazione Agricola della Comunità Europea. Previously also referred to as: Specialized Committee on Fertilizers and Pesticides of Agricultural Cooperatives in the EEC Countries -- Comité spécialisé des coopératives agricoles des pays de la CEE pour les engrais et pesticides. General Committee of Agricultural Cooperation in the EU -- Comité général de la coopération agricole de l'UE (COGECA) -- Allgemeiner Ausschuss des Ländlichen Genossenschaftswesens der EU -- Comitato Generale della Cooperazione Agricola dell' UE. Secretariat merged with that of COPA on 1 Dec 1962. Integrated activities of European Confederation of Agriculture (CEA) with Committee of Professional Agricultural Organizations in the EU (COPA), July 2006. EU Transparency Register: 09586631237-74.

Aims

Represent the general and specific interests of the agricultural cooperative movement in discussions with EU institutions and other communities and bodies; undertake legal, economic, financial, social or other studies of concern to agricultural and fisheries cooperatives, in particular those illustrating the particular nature of agricultural and fisheries cooperatives as compared with non-cooperative enterprises, to the EU authorities and public opinion, and thus contribute to development of cooperative enterprises in general; promote contacts and cooperation between agricultural and fisheries cooperatives in EU countries and support and coordinate activities of organizations working in different spheres of agricultural cooperation in EC by creating or affiliating specialist committees; ensure liaison with COPA and any other organizations working in the agricultural or other economic or social fields, either at EU or at European and world level.

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; politics/policy/regulatory; events/meetings.

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Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 18 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 29 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

E0989

Last News Received

2016
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