Agroecology Europe (AEEU) is a membership-based association.
Membership is open to all individuals, groups, associations, and institutions interested in promoting agroecology.
AEEU aims to define its agenda through the participatory engagement of its individual and organisational members. Among the several objectives and activities of the Association, there are diverse possibilities for members to participate and become active.
- Network: We foster interaction and knowledge sharing to create an inclusive European community of professionals, practitioners, and societal stakeholders in agroecology.
- Policy influence: We provide an exclusive platform for members to build the Association’s position on key policy issues, identify priorities, and elaborate policy recommendations for the consideration of EU stakeholders that the Secretariat interacts with in Brussels.
- Representation: Joining the movement of hundreds of members—including farmers, scientists, educators, experts—strengthens our collective voice, credibility, and weight to promote the agroecological transition. AEEU represents this constituency in EU policy discussions and expert meetings.
- Resource: The Secretariat taps into the vast and deep knowledge base of members to support project activities, advise new project proposals, act as event speakers, and inform EU policy conversations.
- Organizational input: Members can vote and get elected in the General Assembly to be a member of the Board, officially approve the Association’s financial plans, access the intranet, and initiate and participate in working groups.
- Financial support: Members can participate at reduced cost at the Agroecology Europe Forum and other events. Membership fees contribute to the Association’s budget to continue delivering its mission.
Being a member
As a member, you will receive exclusive news, opportunities, and event invitations through AEEU newsletters and emails.
The Secretariat hosts monthly members meetings as a platform to exchange ideas, network with other members, engage with current developments in the agroecology landscape, and shape the position of AEEU on policy issues.
Joining AEEU as an organisation gives you visibility on the AEEU website. It enables two persons from the organisation to benefit from reduced tickets to AEEU Forums and any staff members to join monthly members meetings and apply for funding for participatory workshops under the EU LIFE Grant.
Your membership is activated after payment of the annual subscription fee and lasts until the end of the given calendar year (membership activated on any given day of the year will be active until 31 December of that year). Membership can be continuously renewed or upgraded.
6 categories of membership
Any individual in Europe or elsewhere interested in the objectives of the Association. Ordinary members include for instance professionals and seniors.
Students (including PhD students), low-income and unemployed people.
(suggested initial amount for supported members but possibility of ‘pay as you wish’)
Any international or European non-governmental organisation interested in agroecology.
Any international or European private company interested in agroecology and whose activities and positions align with the principles of agroecology.
Organizations or individuals willing to provide financial support for the Association.
minimum 200 euros/year
Distinguished persons proposed by the Board. Honorary Members are persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the Association.
our member organisations
ISARA is an engineering School for agricultural, food and environmental sciences based in Lyon and Avignon in France. It is shaping its national and international presence in agroecology and sustainable food systems through the establishment of a center of excellence encompassing education, research, and expertise.
COSPE is a non-profit association promoting international cooperation, operating in Italy and 25 other countries in Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America. COSPE is committed to the transition towards a world of peace, with more rights, more social and environmental justice, under the banner of gender equality, where diversity is recognised as the most precious asset.
Pesticide Action Netowrk (PAN Europe) is a network of NGOs working to reduce the use of hazardous pesticides and have them replaced with ecologically sound alternatives. The network works to eliminate dependency on chemical pesticides and to support safe sustainable pest control methods. It brings together over 45 consumer, public health and environmental organisations and women’s groups from across Europe.
Rete Semi Rurali is an italian network composed of 34 organizations. Its aim is to support, facilitate, and promote contact, dialogue, exchange, and the sharing of information and initiatives among those who uphold the values of diversity and oppose what leads to erosion and loss of diversity. The Network promotes a collective management of agrobiodiversity, crucial for achieving the ecological transition of our economic and production model.
Deafal (European Delegation for Family Farming in Asia, Africa and Latin America) is a non-profit Non-Governmental Organization based in Italy. Deafal envisions soil regeneration as a means to rejuvenate societies, emphasizing the importance of recognizing human dignity and harmonious rural-urban interaction. Their mission involves promoting diversity through national and international cooperation and advancing innovative methods in agronomy, economics, and social fields to produce accessible, healthy food and foster a fairer society.
ZERO – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável is a nonprofit environmental organisation based in Portugal. The organisation strives for environmental, social, and economic balance and work independently from political parties and commercial interests. Its mission is ZERO fossil fuels, pollution, resource waste, ecosystem destruction, and social-economic inequality.
By sharing agroecology both in the North and the South, the french association Terre et Humanisme engages in training and raising awareness among actors of small-scale agriculture and the general public to support and promote the agroecological transition. Because agroecology is cultivated together to succeed in the transition, Terre & Humanisme reaches out to both individuals and professionals, relying on a strong network of partners and agroecology facilitators in France and internationally.
The Agroecological Network of Greece (Agroecology Greece) consists a network and a platform aiming to promote Agroecology as a science, practice and movement, in Greek. Its purpose is to network agricultural scientists/trainers, in order to exchange information, knowledge & research that will familiarize the principles and framework of agroecology in Greece and promote the transition of food production systems towards a truly sustainable form, integrating food sovereignty and security principles.
The INTERMUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION: AGROECOLOGICAL RESERVE TERRITORIES NETWORK, “TERRAE NETWORK,” is a Spanish non-profit organization, which is representative for all public and private entities and stakeholders promoting the sustainable, environmental, and agroecological development within the association’s scope of action. It drives initiatives in the realms of sustainable development, biodiversity, and climate change.
The Association for the Development of Agroecology and Agroforestry ( in French: Association pour le Développement de l’Agroécologie et de l’Agroforesterie) is a french NGO which aims to rethink agricultural production by drawing inspiration from natural mechanisms and the interactions of living organisms. It provides training, raises awareness among general public on Agroecology and Afroforestry practices.
Toekomstboeren is a farmers organisation from the Netherlands who is growing and flourishing network of farmers for the future. Amongst them are agricultural newcomers, as well as established farmers who are exploring new ways of farming. They are pioneers in new models and methods, such as community supported agriculture, permaculture and growing special breeds and varieties. They work in harmony with people and nature to practice agriculture and create food systems which benefit both farmers and citizens alike.
Ver de Terre Production is an organization for training, research and development, and knowledge dissemination based in France. Ver de terre production works for farmers by creating high-quality training materials designed in collaboration with agronomists in agroecology. Ver de Terre production strives to spread knowledge freely so that everyone can acquire the agronomic fundamentals and initiate the gradual change of their practices, regardless of their background, farm size, or life philosophy.
The Irish Seed Savers Association protect Ireland’s food crop heritage for future generations. Their work focuses on the conservation of heirloom vegetable seeds and Irish heritage apple trees. It maintains the country’s only public seed bank, with over 600 non-commercially available varieties of seed.
PERMA-PROJECTS is a Belgian organisation aiming to to initiate and support permaculture and agroecology projects in Belgium, starting with the launch of two micro-farms: La Ferme Agroécologique de la Préale in Condroz and La Ferme Agroécologique de la Papelotte in Waterloo, near Brussels. On each of these micro-farms, several projects related to market gardening, seed production, herbalism, processing, training, and workshops are already underway.
Banlieues Du Monde Mauritania is a non-governmental organization established in 2002 by a group of experts and engineers. It supports grassroots communities in rural areas to enhance their living and working conditions. The NGO is involved in projects aimed at empowering women through structured initiatives and providing basic education to girls at risk of dropping out of school.
Open Farm brings together more than 300 farms across Greece. Those farms, in addition to producing excellent, quality agricultural products, also offer education, experiential experience, hospitality and leisure. Open Farm designs and implements a variety of educational programs for schools, organizations and the public in the city, in order to inform citizens (young and old) about concepts related to Healthy Eating, the Environment and our Health, through raising awareness of the need for immediate transition in Sustainable Agro-Food Production and Consumption Systems.
The Hungarian Agroecology Network Association is a multistakeholder, transdisciplinary, and intergenerational network that aims to connect and strengthen those working with agroecology and serve as a meeting point, a knowledge-producing and -sharing community, and an advocacy organization. The long-term goal of the Network is to promote a national and international agroecological transformation of practices and policies and the implementation of food sovereignty through joint work and movement building and to work together to create a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable and regenerative agricultural production, processing, and distribution system in Hungary and beyond.