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Geopa-Copa is the Employers’ Group of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union.
  
BACKGROUND
A Joint Consultative Committee on Social Problems of Agricultural Workers was created in 1963 by the European Commission within the framework of the CAP. 
 The Maastricht agreement on social policy (1992), confirmed by the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) created a procedure to consult the social partners representing employers and workers at European level and conferred upon them real powers to negotiate collective labour agreements. These provisions (Articles 137 & 138) and have remained unchanged since then and are laid down in the articles 154 & 155 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
As a consequence:
  • Geopa-Copa, Copa’s employers’ group, was created in 1993. Geopa-Copa’s members are the national agricultural organisations that are members of Copa or authorised by Copa to become members of Geopa-Copa, and which are entitled to negotiate collective agreements at national level. The European Commission recognises Geopa-Copa as the body that represents employers in agriculture.
  • The Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Agriculture was created in 1999 to replace the Joint Consultative Committee. This Committee is made up of Geopa-Copa and EFFAT, the European Federation of Agriculture Unions, which is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation The committeeis led by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs andInclusion.
 
MISSION
Geopa-Copa is authorised by Copa’s statutes to represent the employers of agricultural workers to the EU authorities and agricultural worker organisations on everything pertaining to the promotion of employers’ specific social interests. Geopa determines its policies during the course meetings and at seminars. It reports periodically to the Copa Praesidium. The Copa Praesidium may only refuse to endorse the decisions made by Geopa-Copa if it goes beyond its specific mandate.
 
In accordance with the consultation procedure set up by theTFEU , Geopa transmits to the Commission opinions on proposals for Regulations and Directives governing social policy. Where appropriate Geopa-Copa transmits Impact Assessments prior to any policy proposals .It may also forward to the Commission resolutions adopted jointly with EFFAT.
In accordance with the negotiation procedure, Geopa has signed three European recommendation agreements with EFFAT: the first, in 1997, on working conditions, the second, in 2002, on vocational training, and the third, in 2005, on the prevention of musculo-skeletal disorders.
In 1999, Geopa-Copa also took part in the negotiations conducted by UNICE-Businesseurope to sign an intersectoral agreement on fixed-term contracts. Since December 2011Geopa take part in the negotiations conducted by Businesseurope regarding the Working Time Directive.
 
Finally, Geopa-Copa helps to prepare the tripartite social summit which precedes the Spring European Council.
 
For further information, please contact:
Federica ZOLLA, Policy Advisor, tel: +32 2 287 27 28
e-mail:
federica zolla copa cogeca eu
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geopa-Copa Seminar - Maastricht (NL) from 7June - 10 June 2012
The reduction of workers exposure to the risk of work-related musculo-skeletal disorders in agriculture
 
        Speakers' presentations in Maastricht

        

         Photos

 
 

 

 

 





Full members
Austria
Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich - LKÖ - Geopa (Austrian Chamber of Agriculture) (GEOPA website information)
Head Office
Schauflergasse 6
1014 Wien
Austria
Telephone: +43 (0) 1 53 44 1 85 83
Fax: +43 (0) 1 53 44 18 529
E-mail: office lk oe at
Website: www.lk-oe.at

Representative: Ulrike ÖSTERREICHER
Belgium
Boerenbond (BB) - Geopa (Geopa website information)
Head Office
40, Diestsevest
3 000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Telephone: +32 (0)16 28 66 21
Fax: +32 (0) 16 28 66 09
E-mail: chris_botterman boerenbond be
Website: www.boerenbond.be

Representative: Chris BOTTERMAN
Bulgaria
Co-ordination Council of Bulgarian Agricultural Organisations CCBUL - Geopa (Conseil des organisations agricoles bulgares)
Head Office
55, Hristo Botev blvd
1 000 SOFIA
Bulgaria
Telephone: +359 2 989 04 51
Fax: +359 2 989 04 52
E-mail: ltodorova mail orbitel bg

Representative: Ludmilla TODOROVA
Croatia
HUP Food Industry and Agriculture Association - Croatian Employers' Association - Geopa (Membre observateur)
Head Office
Pavla Hatza 12
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Telephone: +385 1 4897 575
Fax: +385 1 4897 556
Website: www.hup.hr
Czech Republic
Czech and Moravian Agricultural Union (CZMAU) - Geopa (Geopa information Českomoravský svaz zemědělských podnikatelů (CMSZP))
Head Office
ul. Jankovcova 938/18
170 37 PRAHA 7
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420 2 72652280
E-mail: Vinohradnik seznam cz
E-mail: cmszp tiscali cz
E-mail: cmszp seznam cz
Website: www.cmszp.cz

Representative: Zdenek KOUBEK
Representative: Pavel VINOHRADNÍK
Denmark
Landbrug & Fødevarer - Geopa- (Danish Agriculture and Food Council)
Head Office
Axelborg, Axeltorv 3
1609 KØBENHAVN V
Denmark
Telephone: +45 33 39 46 33
Fax: +45 33 39 41 41
E-mail: cj lf dk
Website: www.lf.dk

Representative: Charlotte DRACHMANN JØRGENSEN
Finland
Maaseudun Työnantajaliitto (MTA) - Geopa (MTL)
Head Office
Annankatu 31-33 C48
00100 Helsinki
Finland
Telephone: +358 972 50 45 00
Fax: +358 972 50 45 11
E-mail: veli matti rekola tyonantajat fi
Website: www.tyonantajat.fi

Representative: Veli-Matti REKOLA
France
Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d'Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA) - Geopa
Head Office
11, rue de La Baume
75 008 PARIS
France
Telephone: +33 (0)1 53 83 47 47
Fax: +33 (0)1 53 83 48 48
E-mail: natacha marquet fnsea fr
Website: www.fnsea.fr

Representative: Natacha MARQUET
Representative: Joseph LECHNER
Representative: Pierre MARIN
Germany
Gesamtverband der Deutschen Land-und Forstwirtschaftlichen Arbeitgeberverbände (GLFA) - Geopa
Head Office
Claire-Waldoff-Straße 7
10117 BERLIN
Germany
Telephone: +49 30 31 90 42 50
Fax: +49 30 31 90 42 04
E-mail: glfa bauernverband net
Website: www.bauernverband.de

Representative: Stephan GERSTEUER
Representative: Burkhard MÖLLER
Representative: Stefan SCHÜNEMANN
Hungary
Mezőgazdasági Szövetkezők és Termelők Országos Szövetsége (MOSZ) - Geopa - (National Federation of Hungarian Agriculture Cooperators and Producers)
Head Office
59-61, Istenhegyi út
1 125 BUDAPEST
Hungary
Telephone: +36 1 332 11 36
Fax: +36 1 353 25 52
E-mail: mosztit mosz agrar hu
Website: www.mosz.agrar.hu

Representative: László FILIPSZ
Ireland
Irish Farmer's Association (IFA) - Geopa
Head Office
The Irish Farm Center Bluebell
12 Dublin
Ireland
Telephone: +32 2 230 31 37 / +32 2 230 04 57
Fax: +32 2 231 06 98
E-mail: mail ifabrussels be

Representative: Gerry GUNNING
Italy
Confederazione Generale dell'Agricoltura Italiana (CONFAGRICOLTURA) - Geopa
Head Office
101, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
00 186 Roma
Italy
Fax: +39 06 68 30 85 78
E-mail: sindical confagricoltura it
Website: www.confagricoltura.it

Representative: Tania PAGANO
 
Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori (CIA) - Geopa
Head Office
20, Via Mariano Fortuny
00 196 Roma
Italy
Telephone: +39 06 32 68 74 36
E-mail: ufficiointernationale cia it
Website: www.cia.it

Representative: Claudia MERLINO
 
Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti (COLDIRETTI) - Geopa
Head Office
43, Via XXIV Maggio
00187 Roma
Italy

Representative: Romano MAGRINI
Latvia
Latvijas Zemnieku Federācija - LZF (Latvian Farmer's Federation) - Geopa
Head Office
2, Republikas sq.
1010 Riga
Latvia
Telephone: +371 67 02 72 74
Telephone: +371 200 23 878
Fax: +371 67 02 72 43
E-mail: info lzf lv

Representative: Nora LAPIŅA
Lithuania
Lietuvos Ūkininkų Sąjunga - LUS (Lithuanian Farmer's Union) - Geopa
Head Office
K. Donalaicio st. 2
44213 Kaunas
Lithuania

Representative: Jovita MOTIEJUNIENE
Netherlands
Land- en Tuinbouw Organisatie Nederland - LTO - Nederland - Geopa
Head Office
Postbus 29773
2 502 DEN HAAG
Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 338 27 71
Fax: +31 70 338 28 13
Website: www.lto.nl

Representative: G.A.M. VAN DER GRIND
Poland
Federacja Związków Pracodawców, Dzierzawców I Wlascicieli Rolnych - FZPR - Geopa (Federation of the Union of Agricultural Employers and Tenants and Land Owners)
Head Office
Ul. Swietego Wincentego 92
03-291 Warszawa
Poland
Telephone: +48 602 72 22 48, +48 515 228 901
E-mail: prezes pgrbrodno pl

Representative: Waldemar ROLEWSKI
 
Krajowy Związek Rolników, Kólek i Organizacji Rolniczych - KZRKIOR (Union Nationale des Agriculteurs - Geopa
Head Office
ul. Solec 18/20
00-410 WARSZAWA
Poland
Telephone: +48 22 827 75 55
Fax: +48 22 827 30 01
E-mail: biuro kolkarolnicze eu
Website: www.kolkarolnicze.eu

Representative: Władysław SERAFIN
Portugal
Confederaçao dos Agricultores de Portugal (CAP) - Geopa
Head Office
Av. do Colégio Militar, Lote 1786
1500 Lisboa
Portugal
Telephone: +351 21 710 00 00
Fax: +351 21 710 00 12
E-mail: cap cap pt

Representative: Cristina MORAIS
Romania
FEDERAŢIA NAŢIONALĂ PRO AGRO (NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PRODUCERS IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD INDUSTRY AND RELATED SERVICES ''PRO AGRO'')
Head Office
01 Nicolae Teclu Street District 3
Bucharest
Romania
Telephone: +40 31 42 53 904
E-mail: secretariat cnproagro ro
Website: www.cnproagro.ro
Slovenia
Kmetijsko Gozdarska Zbornica Slovenije - KGZS - Geopa ((Chamber for Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia))
Head Office
135, Celovška
1 000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Telephone: +386 1 51 36 694
Telephone: +386 31 875 572
Fax: +386 1 51 36 650
E-mail: sasa hocevar kgzs si
Website: www.kgzs.si

Representative: Ciril SMRKOLJ
Representative: Igor HROVATIČ
Spain
Asociacion Agraria - Jovenes Agricultores (ASAJA) - Geopa
Head Office
c/. Agustin de Bethencourt 17 - 2.a planta
28 003 MADRID
Spain

Representative: Ignacio LOPEZ GARCIA-ASENJO
Representative: Jose BOHORQUEZ
Sweden
Skogs- och Lantarbetsgivareförbundet - SLA - Geopa (Federation of Swedish Forestry and Agricultural Employers)
Head Office
Storgatan 19, plan 3 Box 55525
102 04 Stockholm
Sweden
Telephone: +46 87627257
Fax: +46 86 11 09 69
E-mail: info sla arbetsgivarna org
Website: www.sla-arbetsgivarna.org

Representative: Emma TERANDER
United Kingdom
National Farmers' Union (NFU) - Geopa
Head Office
Stoneleigh Park Stoneleigh
CV8 2TZ WARWICKSHIRE
United Kingdom

Representative: Bob FIDDAMAN
Representative: Andrew CLARK
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