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European Dairy Association


Welcome to the European Dairy Association

EDA is the association of the European dairy industry working on their common interests towards stakeholders such as the EU institutions the Commission, Parliament, Council of Ministers, Economic and Social Committee… and the international bodies the Codex Alimentarius, the World Trade Organization....

EDA is the platform for the European dairy industry to work together on main items like policy developments on nutrition and health, on food safety, on sustainability and on market management as part of the EU Common Agricultural Policy.


EDA Seeking Administrative Assistant
EDA is seeking a talented individual to join the secretariat as an administrative assistant. For further details please see the job posting here.

PRESS RELEASE (17/04/14)
European Milk Market Observatory
EDA welcomes the official launch of the European Milk Market Observatory which promises improved information for the European dairy markets and an overall greater efficiency of the market. The complete press release can be found on our website here.

EU Dairy Dynamics Beyond 2015 (20/03/14)
On 19 March 2014, EDA hosted its annual policy conference "EU Dairy Dynamics Beyond 2015". You can find presentations from this conference on our website here.

PRESS RELEASE (30/01/14)
New European School Food Scheme: EU dairy industry in favor of administrative simplification, but not at the cost of the Scheme's efficiency  
European Dairy Association (EDA) is pleased with the prominent place of milk consumption in the new School Food Scheme the EU Commission announces today. It also warns for the consequences of having only plain milk included in the Scheme, and no other dairy products such as cheese and yoghurt. The complete EDA press release can be found here.

EDA Policy Conference - EU Dairy Dynamics Beyond 2015
EDA's annual policy conference will be taking place at the Baden-Württemberg Representation on 19 March 2014. You can find further information including how to register, the complete programme and list of speakers through the events section.

PRESS RELEASE (09/01/14)
EDA looks ahead at positive market perspectives for 2014
After the record year 2013, the EU milk processing industry sees the dairy market well on track for continuous prosperous months in 2014. The complete EDA press release can be found here

PRESS RELEASE (13/12/13)
EDA Reaction to COM Report on 'The EU dairy sector - developing beyond 2015'
The European Commission has released a report summarizing and highlighting key developments from their conference 'The EU dairy sector - developing beyond 2015' held in September. EDA has in turn released its impressions of this report and aspires to work closely with the Commission in shaping a stronger European dairy industry for all stakeholders. The complete EDA press release can be found here.

PRESS RELEASE (21/10/13)
EDA welcomes CETA 
The Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement between Canada and the European Union supports the dynamic European dairy sector.  For further information, please see the full press relase here.

EDA Fact Sheets
Two new Dairy Fact Sheets have been released on following topics: "Health benefits and nutritional value of dairy" and "Nutrition Goals -  Dairy foods are more than just nutrients." You will also find these documents in our publication section.

EU dairy industry welcomes new research paper indicating that strengthening the position of the EU dairy industry on the world market is the best way to ensure a profitable development for all partners in the supply chain. 
EDA welcomes the research paper by Prof. Dr Holger D. Thiele, Dipl. Ing. Erhard Richarts, Dr. Henrike Burchardi on ‘Economic Analysis of EU Dairy Sector Development beyond 2015: Trade, Exports and World Market Integration’ that was presented at the “Dairy Conference 2013”, University of Hohenheim on 16-17th September.
The full report can be found here.
EDA press release can be found here.

PRESS RELEASE (27/06/13)
EU dairy industry welcomes political agreement on CAP Reform

EDA has issued a press release welcoming the political agreement on CAP Reform. The press release can be found here.

PRESS RELEASE (26/06/13)
Dairy Industry considers UK Front-of-Pack nutrition labelling scheme as inadequate and misleading
The press release can be found here

PRESS RELEASE (18/06/13)
CAP Reform: dairy industry favours intervention purchasing system as part of an effective and cost neutral safety net
EDA has issued a press release highlighting the need of an effective safety net. The press release can be found here.








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Phone: 00 32 2 549 50 40 - Fax: 00 32 2 549 50 49 - eda@euromilk.org