Assembly of European Regions producing Fruit, Vegetable and Plants



Pauline PANEGOS  – Secretaire General : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrea TIVOLI – EU Policy officer and AREFLH representant in Brussels : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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They propose to the Board of Directors and to the Bureau working lines and position papers to be defended in Brussels.


aop 1 rondThe CMO expert group:

It is composed of members from both Colleges. This group monitors the CMO reform in order to propose amendments for a more attractive and operational CMO. Experts also assess measures of operational programmes, in particular environmental and crisis management measures, and they suggest improvements.


The Promotion Commission :

It encourages the exchange of information, experiences and best practices between regions on F&V communication programmes and healthy eating education (cf. AREFLH Regio'Com guide). This committee also defends a strong and continuous communication and promotion policy to the main European bodies through an effective lobbying action.

The Task Force on research and innovation :

The AREFLH, in partnership with Freshfel and EUFRIN, has set up a European Task Force dedicated to research and innovation specifically for the fruit and vegetable sector. Created in 2014, this group has developed a strategic agenda highlighting the sector's R & D priorities (SIRA) that was presented to the European Commission. It also initiated the creation of the European Vegetable Research Institutes

The Committee of Directors of Associations of Producer Organisations :

It is composed of APO directors from all member regions of AREFLH. It regularly gathers to analyse the progress of the main issues handled by the College of Producers. The group also exchanges information on specific topics in relation to their own structures.

Le The Flower & Plants working group

The group is currently working on a definition of a European quality and origin standard.


Not to be missed

AREFLH general assembly will take place on 27th March 2019 in Bordeaux. More information


INTERPERA 2019 will take place in France, around Tours from 25 to 27 June. More informations


The Regio'Com guide on the best european actions of F&V promotion is now available. Read it online!


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