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Mission, Bylaws & Strategy


EPSO works on behalf of its members to:

1.   Increase the visibility and impact of the European plant science community.

2.   Articulate the vision of the European plant science community for the future and advise on decisions of funding agencies at the European and national level on long term strategies to support plant science.

3.   Communicate with academia, industry and the general public to ensure the independent dissemination of plant science information.

4.   Contribute to the development of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and biodiversity.




Read the Open letter of the EPSO Executive Committee to the EPSO members published on 08 January 2008.

Watch a video profile of EPSO



The original bylaws of EPSO were published in the "Belgisch Staatsblad" on 4 July 2002. Since then, more members joined our organisation and the structure of the organisation was developed.

The extraordinary general meeting, which was not physically convened, decided in writing to change the articles of association completely and to replace them with the text linked below.

The decision was taken unanimously and with effect from 06 December 2007. The amended bylaws were published in the "Belgisch Staatsblad" in December 2007.

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EPSO is an independent academic organisation currently representing 61 institutional members bringing together more than 204 research institutes, departments and universities from 29 countries in Europe and beyond.