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The Administrative Council

CPVO Administrative Council Members

 

The Administrative Council is the budgetary authority of the CPVO, it monitors the CPVO activities and the management of its President, adopts general guidelines on matters for which the Office is responsible, advises the CPVO management, submits to the European Commission proposals for amendment of Community legislation on Plant Variety Rights and may issue rules on working methods of the Office.

The CPVO Administrative Council was established by the Council Regulation (EC 2100/94) and normally meets two times a year.

 

The tasks of the Administrative Council

The Administrative Council is in particular responsible for:

  • Adopting the Budget
  • Examining the management report of the President
  • Entrustment of Examination Offices
  • Discharging the President on the implementation of the budget
  • Validating the Technical Protocols
  • Granting of compulsory licenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Conclusions of the Administrative Council from 2011 onwards:

 

 

 

The composition of the Administrative Council:

CPVO Administrative Council MembersThe Administrative Council consists of a representative of each EU Member State and a representative from the European Commission, and their alternates. The representatives from the Member States have voting rights. Member States appoint the members and their alternates.


The Chairman and his deputy are selected among its members; the duration of their terms of office is three years and their mandate is renewable.

 

The Administrative Council of the CPVO has adopted rules of procedures to allow non-governmental organizations operating in the sphere of plant variety protection under the Community plant variety protection system to send observers to its meetings. Find out more by downloading the detailed decision text

 

Members:

CountryMemberAlternate Member
AustriaAT
Mr. Peter ZACH
Referatsleiter
Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirstschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
Mr. Horst LUFTENSTEINER

Bundesamt für Ernährungssicherheit, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
BelgiumBE
Mrs Françoise DE SCHUTTER

Office de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Mrs Monique PETIT
Conseillère adjointe
Office de la Propriété Intellectuelle
BulgariaBG
Mrs Bistra PAVLOVSKA
Executive Director
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Mr Todor GADEV
Secretary General
Ministry of Agriculture and Food 
CyprusCY
Mr Christos CHRISTOU
Agricultural Officer
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environment
Mr Christos NICOLAOU
Officer
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environment 
CzechCZ
Mr Daniel JUREČKA
Director of Plant Production Section
Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture
Mrs Radmila ŠAFAŘÍKOVÁ
Director of National Plant Variety Office
Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture
GermanyDE
Mr Udo VON KROECHER
President
Bundessortenamt
Mr Hermann FREUDENSTEIN
Head of Section DUS Testing Grasses and Clovers
Bundessortenamt
DenmarkDK
Mr Gerhard DENEKEN
Afdeling For Sortsafprøvning
Danish Plant Directorate
Mr Erik LAWAETZ
Scientific Adviser
Danish Plant Directorate
European CommissionEC
Mr Ladislav MIKO
Deputy Director General - DG Health and Consumers 
European Commission
Ms Dana Irina SIMION
Head of Unit - DG Health and Consumers 
European Commission
EstoniaEE
Ms Laima PUUR
Head Variety Department
Agricultural Board
Vacant
SpainES
Mr Andrès DE LEÓN LLAMAZARES
Subdirector General de Medios de Producción Agrícolas (MPA) y Oficina Española de Variedades Vegetal
Mr Luis SALAICES SANCHEZ
Head of Variety Register Unit
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino
FinlandFI
Mrs Tarja HIETARANTA
Plant Breeders Right matters
Finnish Food Safety Authority
Mr Matti PUOLIMATKA
Director, Plant Production and Health
Finnish Food Safety Authority
FranceFR
Vacant
Vacant
United KingdomGB
Mr Andy MITCHELL
(Vice-Chair Administrative Council) 
Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)
Mrs Elspeth NICOL
Policy Team Member 
Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)
GreeceGR
Vacant
Vacant
HungaryHU
Mr Zoltán CSŰRÖS

National Food Chain Safety Office
Vacant
 
CroatiaHR
Mr. Ivica DELIC
Head of the Department of Plant Varieties and Propagating Material
Ministry of Agriculture
Vacant
 
EireIE
Mr Donal COLEMAN
Controller of Plant Breeder's rights
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Mr John CLAFFEY
Technical officer with respect to PVRs
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
ItalyIT
Mrs Ivana PUGLIESE
Expert
Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi
Vacant
LithuaniaLT
Ms Sigita JUCIUVIENE
Head of Plant Variety Division
State Plant Office under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania
Mrs Irena KEMEZIENE
Deputy Head of Plant Variety Division
State Plant Office under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania
LuxemburgLU
Mr Marc WEYLAND
Head of Plant Production Department
Administration des Services Techniques de l'Agriculture
Mr François KRAUS
Ingénieur-chef service de l'horticulture
Administration des Services Techniques de l'Agriculture
LatviaLV
Mrs Sofija KALININA
Deputy Director
State Plant Protection Service
Mrs Daiga Bajale
Senior Officer of Division of Seed Certification and Plant Variety Protection
State Plant Protection Service
MaltaMT
Ms Maureen DELIA
Head Seeds & other Propagation Material Unit
Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment
Mr Christopher LEONE GANADO
Agricultural Officer
Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs
NetherlandsNL
Mr Marien VALSTAR
Sectormanager
Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie Directoraat-Generaal Agro
Directie Plantaardige Ketens en Voedselkwaliteit
Mr Kees VAN ETTEKOVEN
Head of Variety Testing Department
Naktuinbouw
PolandPL
Mr Edward GACEK
Director General
Research Centre for Cultivar Testing
Mr Marcin BEHNKE
Deputy Director General
Research Centre for Cultivar Testing
PortugalPT
Mrs Paula CRUZ DE CARVALHO
Head of Plant Health Department
Ministerio da Agricultura, do Desenvolvimento Rural e das Pescas
Mrs Teresa COELHO
Head of Varieties and Seeds Unit
Ministerio da Agricultura, do Desenvolvimento Rural e das Pescas
RomaniaRO
Mr Mihai POPESCU
Director
State Institute for Variety Testing and Registration
Mrs Mihaela Rodica CIORA
ISTIS
State Institute for Variety Testing and Registration
SwedenSE
Mr Jens WEIBULL
Officer
Swedish Board of Agriculture
Plant and Environment department
Mrs Carina KNORPP
Senior Adviser
Ministry for Rural Affairs
Animal and Food Division
SloveniaSI
Mrs Joži Jerman CVELBAR

Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, Directorate for Agriculture
Mrs Helena RAKOVEC

Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection
SlovakiaSK
Mrs Bronislava BÁTOROVÁ
(Chairman of the Administrative Council)
Senior Officer responsible for national and int'l coordination
Central Controlling and Testing Institute in Agriculture (UKSUP)
Mrs Ĺuba GAŠPAROVÁ

Central Controlling and Testing Institure in Agriculture (UKSUP)
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