Euroseeds’ mission is to engage, on behalf of its members, with all relevant European decision makers in order to represent their interests and to contribute to a:
- fair and proportionate regulation of the European seed sector;
- freedom of choice for customers (farmers, growers, industry, consumers) in supplying seeds as a result of innovative, diverse technologies and production methods;
- effective protection of intellectual property rights relating to plants and seeds
Euroseeds, at that time ESA, was founded in November 2000 when four former European seed associations and individual seed companies joined into one single Europe-wide organization representing the entire European seed sector.
Each association – COSEMCO (Seed Trade founded in 1961), ASSOPOMAC (Potato Breeders in 1964), AMUFOC (Forage Seed Production in 1970), and COMASSO (Plant Breeders in 1977) – represented important parts of the plant breeding, seed production and marketing chain. In 1998, these associations established a first joint organisational structure as a platform for common activities before fully merging into ESA in 2000.
By Royal Decree of 2nd April 2002, Euroseeds, at that time ESA, has been granted the legal status of a non-profit International Association (AISBL) following Belgian Law.
Euroseeds is registered on the Joint EU Commission and Parliament Transparency Register under Registration number 11362308587-10.