Expert Group for technical advice on organic production

The European Commission has appointed the members of the Expert Group for technical advice on organic production and drawn up the relevant pool list on September 28th, 2010.

The Group’s task shall be to assist the Commission in:

  1. evaluating products, substances and techniques which can be used in organic production, taking into account the objectives and principles laid down in Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.
  2. improving existing rules and developing new production rules·
  3. bringing about an exchange of experience and good practices in the field of organic production.

The Commission may consult the group on any matter in the field of organic production.

Features of the group

The group is composed of scientists and other experts with competences related to organic production.

It consists of 13 members appointed by the Commission from specialists with competence in the areas referred to in the relevant call for applications. The Commission has also established a pool list of 62 candidate experts that were selected.

The members of the group are appointed for a three-year renewable term of office and may not serve for more than three consecutive mandates.

No remuneration shall be paid for services rendered whilst meeting expenses will be reimbursed within the limits of the annual budget allocated to the group by the responsible Commission services.

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