Structure and membership

September 17, 2014

EPRUMA Core Group

EPRUMA’s decision-making body - Core Group – comprises representatives of all European full partner organisations (10). Associate partners (4 national multi-stakeholder platforms) may attend the Core Group’s meetings as observers.

Chairman: Rens van Dobbenburgh

Rens van Dobbenburgh chairs EPRUMA since February 2016 and will lead the platform for a 3-year period. He is Vice-President of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and chairs the FVE/UEVP*  Medicines Working Group. He leads EPRUMA in its mission to create a greater understanding of responsible use, and of its vital contribution to animal health and welfare, as well as public health.’

*: a section of FVE representing veterinary practitioners

Vice-Chairman: Gwyn Jones

Gwyn Jones chairs Copa-Cogeca's Animal Health and Welfare Group and is past chairman of EPRUMA. He is a dairy farmer from Sussex (UK) and a strong advocate of the responsible use of medicines on farm. He chairs UK's Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA).

EPRUMA membership

  • Full partners: Full membership is open to European organisations operating in fields related to the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines.
  • Associate partners: Associate membership is open to national stakeholder platforms promoting the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines in European countries.

See our list of partners

Organisations interested in joining EPRUMA should send a motivation letter to the EPRUMA Secretariat:

168 Avenue de Tervueren, box 8, 5th floor
1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 543 7564 
E-mail: info[at]

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  • EPRUMA declaration on 'Our 7 commitments to the responsible use of veterinary medicines': signed in Brussels

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  • A fact sheet explaining the responsible use of medicines in animals, and EPRUMA's role and objectives.

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