Insights in the future of variety testing in Europe


Given the current situation concerning the coronavirus, Agroscope’s Executive Board has definitively decided to cancel the EU-VCU meeting 2020. We very much regret the cancellation, and thank you for your understanding in light of these exceptional circumstances.

The next EU-VCU meeting will take place in Switzerland in 2021 from 31st of May to 2nd of June.

Please save the date. We are looking forward to welcome you in Switzerland next year.


14th EU-VCU expert group meeting – Agroscope, Nyon, Switzerland

25th to 27th of May 2020

The European VCU Platform brings together the official variety testing offices in charge of testing for Value Cultivation and Use (VCU) and can be attended by representatives from EU members or candidate  countries and EFTA countries. The main goal of the annual meeting is to exchange information and inform about general topics in the framework of variety testing.

This year, the meeting is organized in Switzerland by Agroscope with the support of the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture. The venue takes place in Nyon, a small city between Geneva and Lausanne. Should you come by plane, the nearby airport of Geneva is the best choice.





We suggest you to book at the bowling hotel. It is a  7’ drive away from Changins, 20’ by public transportation, and 30’ walk.

Link :

Individual room, per night, breakfast included    CHF 120.-
Double room, per night, breakfast included         CHF 150.- 
Prices valid for booking before March 31st.
Please mention EU VCU by booking.

IMPORTANT: special rate is only available when booking via





Last modification 23.03.2020

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