The EVA is primarily a lobbying organisation that promotes the interests of the coffee service and vending industries. EVA Membership covers all the various activities of the industry, including:
- Machine, component (e.g. payment systems, water filters) and accessories manufacturing (e.g. cups);
- Supplying ingredients (e.g. food products);
- Operating (e.g. managing, filling and maintaining the machines).
The EVA has become the reference organisation in Brussels for European coffee service and vending industry. As such, it participates in a number of consultative and/or multi stakeholder forums launched by the EU institutions. The EVA furthermore maintains close links with the various Mints in Europe and with EU Officials directly.
As coffee service and vending is a very diverse industry, EVA lobbying actions cover a wide and technical range of different subject areas, including: environmental issues, machine manufacturing and efficiency requirements, food law and hygiene, healthier vending, standardisation, payment systems and processes etc.