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).
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
On European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2016) EPRUMA's Chairman, Rens van Dobbenburgh, pledges to
EPRUMA declaration on 'Our 7 commitments to the responsible use of veterinary medicines': signed in Brussels
A fact sheet explaining the Responsible Use of medicines in animals, as well as EPRUMA's role and objectives.