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Stichting Erfgoed Nederlandse Biercultuur

European Beer Consumers' Union (EBCU)

Samenwerkingsverband (Verenigd Koninkrijk)

Opgericht: 1990

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Geschiedenis

EBCU is a non-political, non-religious organisation formed in May 1990 by the national beer consumer in Bruges, Belgium, by three national beer organisations: CAMRA (United Kingdom), Objectieve Bierproevers (Belgium, now Zythos) and PINT (Netherlands), to give voice to the beer consumer at the European level, both within and beyond the European Union (EU).

In 2008, the member organisations signed up to a constitution which defined the formal aims and structure and the role of traditional beer as a prime component of European culture, history and daily life.

In 2018, Bo Jensen replaced Henri Reuchlin as chairman of EBCU.

The union campaigns on European level to:

  • To preserve and maintain the diversity of the traditional European beer cultures, with particular regard to local, regional and national brewing and beer styles
  • To protect the consumer from the imposition of unfair pricing by opposing unreasonable taxation or exploitative business practices
  • To ensure that the consumer receives the best factual information about any beer on commercial sale
  • EBCU will take whatever steps as necessary, including lobbying, advertising, publishing or other campaigning methods, to gain the widest possible support for these Aims and Objectives.

Please check Manifesto for more information.

EBCU has now expanded to include 18 like-minded national groups from Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.

Organisatie Bierevenementen

  1. All About... Gose - An EBCU Online Workshop @online, 3 maart 2022
  2. All About… Italian Grape Ale Online Workshop @online, 19 mei 2022
  3. All About… Sahti presented by Anikó Lehtinen and Marjokaisa Piironen @online, 13 juni 2022
  4. Virtual Beer Workshop Baltic Porter @online, 17 januari 2023
  5. “An Introduction to the European Beer Consumers Union” with André Brunnsberg and Chris Welsh @online, 11 april 2023
  6. EBCU-workshop Beer, Health and Wellbeing @online, 14 november 2023
  7. EBCU-workshop “All About… Pilsner” @online, 7 december 2023
  8. All About… Polish Hops presented by Michael Kopik @online, 8 januari 2024
  9. All About… Speciale Belge presented by Tom Vergracht @online, 19 februari 2024
  10. All About… Best Bitter presented by Laura Emson and Miranda Hudson @online, 25 maart 2024
  11. EBCU-workshop “Beer and Chocolate” by Anikó Lehtinen and Christine Cryne @online, 9 mei 2024
  12. All About… Green Hop Beer presented by Chris Gooch @online, 10 juni 2024

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