plant-based interests
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About EVU

EVU is the voice of the growing number of Europeans choosing plant-based products over animal-based nutrition.
EVU puts vegetarian issues on the
European political agenda

Several vegan meat and diary alternatives


More and more people in Europe choose plant-based products over animal-based nutrition, occasionally or permanently.
Almost all big supermarket chains list veggie meat and dairy alternatives.

EU Legislation

EVU works toward greater recognition of vegetarian issues in policy decisions. We support and represent our members on the European level.

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Climate & Environment

The way Europeans eat, has a significant impact on the climate and the environment. Plant-based diets can help to reduce the environmental footprint of our food choices.

Latest News

Environmental organisations publish scathing CAP report

BirdLife, European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Naturschutzbund (NABU) analysed 17 CAP Strategic Plans (CSPs) of 16 EU countries under the new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). The analysis paints a devastating picture about the lack of ambitions of EU Member States to restructure their agriculture policies and subsidies in order to achieve sustainable food and farming systems.

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About us

The European Vegetarian Union (EVU) is the umbrella organisation of vegan and vegetarian associations and societies throughout Europe. Its main areas of focus are health, nutrition, consumer protection, sustainability and environmental issues.

EVU is the voice of the growing number of Europeans choosing plant-based products over animal-based nutrition. The EVU puts vegetarian issues on the European political agenda.

EVU is the background organisation for the V-Label, a standardised voluntary European certification scheme with the aim of easy identification of vegetarian and vegan products and services.

Through membership in the International Vegetarian Union EVU is an active part of the worldwide community.


EVU membership is open to any non-profit group in Europe whose primary purpose is to promote vegetarianism and veganism. Any society, association, or organisation advocating for plant-based diets and lifestyles can join as an associate member. For more information on the application process and membership fees, please use our contact form.

Our Members

Find our full list of EVU-Members here.

Vegetarische Union Österreich
Vegane Gesellschaft Österreich
Ethisch Vegetarisch Alternatief (EVA) vzw
Tutmonda Esperantista Vegetarana Asocio (TEVA)
Bulgarian Veg Society
Prijatelji zivotinja (Animal Friends Croatia)
Česká společnost pro výživu a vegetariánství o.s. (ČSVV)
Dansk Vegetarisk Forening
Association Végétarienne de France
ProVeg Deutschland e.V.
Vegetarische Initiative e.V.
Vegetarian Society of the UK
Öko-völgy Alapítvány (Eco Valley Foundation)
Vegetarian Society of Ireland
Associazione Vegan Animalista (AVA)
Nederlandse Vegetariërsbond (The Dutch Vegetarian Society)
Norsk vegansamfunn (Norwegian Vegan Society)
Associação Vegetariana Portuguesa (AVP)
Centro Vegetariano
Sociedade Portuguesa de Naturalogia
Sloboda za Zivotinje (Freedom for animals)
Humanitarno društvo Hrana za življenje (Food for Life Slovenija/Europe)
Pasiflora, Asoc. Vegetariana Canaria
Unión Vegetariana Española (UVE)
Svenska Vegetariska Föreningen (SVF)
Türkiye Vegan Derneği (TVD)
ProVeg Czechia
Grønn Framtid
EcoVegAnimals (EVA)
Životinje bez granica (Animals without Borders)
Vegan France Interpro
Hellenic Vegetarian Association
Green REV Institute
Vegan Society Luxembourg ASBL
Polveg Sp. z o.o. (supporting member without voting rights)
A Better Future AB (supporting member without voting rights)
ProVeg UK
Slovenská vegánska spoločnosť
Gyvi Gali
ProVeg Poland
Asociatia Veganilor din Romania
Association of Alternative Food Products Producers (AAFPP) (supporting member without voting rights)

Our Team

Felix Hnat

Vienna / Austria

CEO at Vegane Gesellschaft Österreich

Sebastian Joy

Vice President
Berlin / Germany

CEO at ProVeg International

Johannes Gilli

Vienna / Austria

Country Coordinator V-Label Austria

Renato Pichler

Board Member
Winterthur / Switzerland

CEO at Swissveg and V-Label GmbH

Simone Fuhrmann

Board Member
Zürich / Switzerland

Deputy Managing Director at Swissveg

Annemarie Ijkema

Board Member
Brussels / Belgium

V-Label & EVU Marketing & Communications Volunteer

Olivia Ladinig

General Secretary
Vienna / Austria

Supporting the vegan movement

Lubomir Stoyanov

Board Member
Bulgaria / Germany

Supporting the vegan movement

Francesco Maurelli

Board Member
Bremen / Germany

Supporting the vegan movement

Jasmijn de Boo

Board Member
Southampton / UK

Vice President of ProVeg International

Nathalie Jeneral

Board Member

Secretary of Vegan Society Luxembourg

Ronja Berthold

Policy Manager
Berlin / Germany

Rafael Pinto

Policy Manager
Brussels / Belgium

Caroline Formont

Policy Assistant
Brussels / Belgium


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