European Food Forum

Why join

Why a Member of the European Parliament should Join the European Food Forum?

  • To have access and drive unique and open debates on agri food topics in support of the legislative works;
  • To be informed on different agri food topics with exchange of views with key players active in the sectors. This include also European Commission officials, permanent representations to the EU, Council of Europe, International Institutions;
  • To participate to study visits and field trips to get a better understanding of the food sector;
  • To closely interact and get to know all the key stakeholders in an open and trustful environment
  • To build important bridges between Research and Academia and the food sector

Why a Public Institutions and Civil Society Members should oin the European Food Forum?

  • To make sure topics of Public Interest are openly discussed and prioritized
  • To closely interact and get to know all the key stakeholders in an open and trustful environment
  • To gather unique insight to develop public policies and campaigns
  • To build important bridges between Research and Academia and the food sector

 

Why a Business Member Should join the European Food Forum?

  • To closely interact and get to know all the key stakeholders in an open and trustful environment
  • To have access and drive unique and open debates on agri food topics affecting the agri-food businesses
  • To support the creation of closer interaction among players in the Agri-food supply chain around key topics

EFF Membership application

EFF Membership application

Business, Civil Society and Public Authorities Members

Considering the vast variety of actors involved in the agri-food system and the concerns and aspirations of European consumers, farmers and companies, the European Food Forum considers essential a balanced representation of all the stakeholders. With a vision to ensure all actors in the food ecosystem are represented, the European Food Forum EFF Members can include MEPs, farmers, food and beverage companies, food retail and food service companies, European/national federation and sectorial associations, Civil Society Organizations, research and academic institutions, Public Agencies.
It is for this purpose that the Membership is structured as follows:
 
Membership
 
  1. Effective Members: Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)
 
  1. Other Members:
    • Business Members:
      • Large companies
      • SME
      • Food, Agriculture and Retail associations
      • Sector Association
 
    • Public Institutions and Civil Society Members
      • Civil Society Organizations
      • Universities, Research and Innovation Centers
      • Public Agencies
      • International Institutions.
 
Membership fees
 
Effective Members:  Members of the European Parliament: No fees
 
Other Members annual fee: 
 
Business Members:
 
  • Standard fee: Euros 10.000
 
  • Small & medium sized* enterprises: Euros 2.000 (*as per EU recommendation 2003/361, companies with less than 250 employees on their payroll, an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euros and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euros, and no more than one third of their capital owned directly or indirectly by a larger company.)
 
  • Food, Agriculture and Retail associations:
    • standard fees Euro 5.000
    • associations with an annual budget below Euro 300.000: Euro 2.500
  • Sector Association:
    • standard fees Euro 5.000
    • associations with an annual budget below Euro 300.000: Euro 2.500
 

Public Institutions and Civil Society Members

    • Universities, NGO’s Research and Innovation centers and Agencies representing non- commercial interests or having no corporate members: Euro 500
NB: law firms, consultancy companies and other professional services firms are not eligible for membership.