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
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.
EVU works toward greater recognition of vegetarian issues in policy decisions. We support and represent our members on the European level.
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.
On 29 April 2021, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its ruling in the case Natumi GmbH v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen. The case revolved around the question whether Natumi is allowed to use the alga Lithothamnium calcareum, an alga naturally rich in calcium, in its organic plant-based milks.
Published in April 2021, the “Marketing meat” report from Greenpeace takes a look at EU promotional funds between 2016-2019 for meat and dairy products.
On 26 January 2021, the research and campaign group “Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)”, which monitors corporate lobbying at EU level, leaked amendments for the report on the ‘Farm-to-Fork’ (F2F) Strategy suggested by Copa-Cogeca.
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.