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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1959-09-24 The Hague Netherlands
Secretariat merged with that of COPA on 1 Dec 1962. Integrated activities of H-XD0686 - European Confederation of Agriculture with E-XE0297 - COPA - european farmers (COPA), Jul 2006.
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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Conference (every 2 years), comprising representatives delegated by member organizations, associated and partner organizations. Praesidium is the highest decision-making body and consists of up to 3 representatives of each full member. Presidency; Liaison / Joint instruments with COPA: Coordination Committee; Finance and Management Committee; Secretariat; Joint Working Parties.
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