Our history

During the first European Vegetarian Congress in Cervia, Italy, the idea of uniting European vegetarians was formed into a concrete plan. In December 1985, representatives from seven European vegetarian societies met in Brussels to find ways and means of cooperation. From this, the EVU was founded.

The Union was officially registered in Hilversum/The Netherlands in 1988. In 2010 the EVU was reestablished in Kaiserlautern/Germany.

The Secretariat is in Winterthur, Switzerland and our European Office in Belgium, Brussels.

The official language of the EVU is English.