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Founded more than 60 years ago, FruitVegetablesEUROPE (EUCOFEL) is the European Association representing the EU Fruit and Vegetables production and trade at European level .

Based in Brussels, FruitVegetablesEUROPE acts as a liaison between the sectoral and regional stakeholders and the policy makers at the European Institutions, giving a voice to the European Fruit and Vegetables production and trade.

​FruitVegetablesEUROPE’s mission is:

  • to represent, defend and promote the Fruit and Vegetables produced in the EU.

​Over the years, FruitVegetablesEUROPE has become a major actor in the sector and cooperates on a regular basis with the European Institutions, International Organisations (such as OECD, UNECE and CODEX Alimentarius) and other relevant European associations.

FruitVegetablesEUROPE actively participates in expert and advisory groups, takes part in consultations and provides feedback and opinions on diverse issues.

FruitVegetablesEUROPE acts on an international level, complementing the efforts and actions taken at national level by its Members, with the aim of serving the interests of the EU Fruit and Vegetable production and trade, striving to create a level playing field and ensuring fairer conditions for EU producers and traders.

FruitVegetablesEUROPE members are National and Regional Federations/Associations (mainly PO and APO) and companies from the main European fruit and vegetables producing countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain).

FruitVegetablesEUROPE’s membership is open to all EU fruit and vegetables producers and exporters.

Our Guiding Principles


EU fruit and vegetables in the internal market and third countries.



towards the opening of third country markets.




free competition in the Internal Market.



EU producers from unfair competition.




the competitiveness of EU fruit and vegetables production and trade.



the Union from the introduction of plant pests.



What We Do?


Monitor and analyse

policy and trade developments in the fruit and vegetables sector.


Inform and alert

our members on relevant issues.



our members’ positions and actions.


Represent, defend and promote

our members’ interests before policy makers and other associations.


Facilitate networking

and professional contacts amongst the different stakeholders of the sector.


Provide tailored products and services

to respond to our members’ needs (specific questions, bilateral meetings with EU Institutions, etc…)



EU Promotions programmes

EU I&R Projects


Let’s Work Together!

Are you interested in knowing more? Do you want to be part of this Association? Do you have any questions to ask us?

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