The EEB is the largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of around 140 member organisations in more than 30 countries (virtually all EU Member States plus some accession and neighbouring countries), including a growing number of European networks, and representing some 15 million individual members and supporters

What issues does the EEB focus on?

The EEB tackles Europe’s most pressing environmental problems by agenda setting, monitoring, advising on and influencing the way the EU deals with these issues.

These include issues such as climate change, biodiversity, circular economy, air, water, soil, chemical pollution, as well as policies on industry, energy, agriculture, product design and waste prevention among others.

We are also active on overarching issues as sustainable development, good governance, participatory democracy and the rule of law in Europe and beyond.

While the primary focus of the EEB’s work is on the EU and its decision-making processes, we work also on wider regional and global processes, at the level of the UN and the OECD, in particular on the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Further, with the enlargement of Europe, the EEB has increased its cooperation with Eastern European environmental organisations, helping them use European regulations to strengthen their national environmental policies.

What makes the EEB unique?

It is the only European umbrella organisation that covers such a large number of environmental policy issues and is at the same time open to membership for all bona fide NGOs active in the field of the environment.

This makes the EEB a unique and unifying actor for the European environmental movement and gives it a strong voice in EU and international policy processes.

Effective media and coalition building

The EEB has a track record of effective coalition building, working with other environmental groups, such as through theGreen 10, as well as social and development organisations, trade unions and progressive industries to advocate for environmentally friendly and socially just EU policies.

On an international level, we work in collaboration with many networks in the Global South on environmental justice, human rights and sustainable consumption and production.

Communication work is an integral part of EEB advocacy with our media networks at the European and grassroots level ensuring an effective complement to direct advocacy and mobilisation.

Strategy

Learn more about our current priorities in the EEB’s Medium Term Strategy 2016-2019

Annual Work Programme

Learn more about our current activities in the EEB’s 2017 Work Programme

Annual Report

Check out the highlights from previous activities and campaigns in our EEB 2016 Annual Report Transparency about our work and finances are crucial; please see our independent auditor's report here EEB 2016 Auditor's Report

Statutes

Learn more about the legal basis of our international association in our Statutes.

Accountability and EEB policies

EEB is a member of Accountable Now, a cross-sector platform for internationally operating civil society organisations (CSOs). Together, we strive to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. We have signed the 12 Accountability Commitments of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability and seek to respect human rights, be independent and work ethically and professionally. Annually, we report publicly on our economic, environmental and social performance in line with Accountable Now’s Reporting Guidelines to an Independent Review Panel. These reports are published both on Accountable Now’s and EEB’s websites.    
EEB 2015 Accountability Report
EEB Environmental and Sustainability Policy statement
EEB Non-discrimination Policy
EEB Anti-corruption Policy

Strategy

Learn more about our current priorities in the EEB’s Medium Term Strategy 2016-2019

Annual Work Programme

Learn more about our current activities in the EEB’s 2017 Work Programme

Annual Report

Check out the highlights from previous activities and campaigns in our EEB 2016 Annual Report. Transparency about our work and finances are crucial; please see our independent auditor's report here EEB 2016 Auditor's Report

Statutes

Learn more about the legal basis of our international association in our Statutes.

Accountability and EEB policies

The EEB is a member of Accountable Now, a cross-sector platform for internationally operating civil society organisations (CSOs). Together, we strive to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. We have signed the 12 Accountability Commitments of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability and seek to respect human rights, be independent and work ethically and professionally. Annually, we report publicly on our economic, environmental and social performance in line with Accountable Now’s Reporting Guidelines to an Independent Review Panel. These reports are published both on Accountable Now’s and EEB’s website.  
EEB 2015 Accountability Report
EEB Environmental and Sustainability Policy statement
EEB Non-discrimination Policy
EEB Anti-corruption Policy

OUR VISION

Prosperity and Peace is secured for all, which depends on a rich, clean and healthy environment. Responsible societies respect the carrying capacity of the planet and preserve it for future generations, including its rich biodiversity. Effective environmental policies and sustainable development have priority over short-term objectives that only serve the current generation or certain sections of society.

OUR VALUES

The EEB stands for sustainable development, environmental justice, global equity, transparency, participatory democracy and shared but differentiated responsibilities. It promotes the principles of prevention, precaution and the polluter pays.

OUR MISSION

The EEB is the environmental voice of its members and European citizens. It focuses on influencing EU policymaking and implementation and assessment of its agreed policies. It aims to be effective by combining knowledge with representativeness, active involvement of its members and coalition building.

What issues does the EEB focus on?

The EEB tackles Europe’s most pressing environmental problems by agenda setting, monitoring, advising on and influencing the way the EU deals with these issues.

These include issues such as climate change, biodiversity, circular economy, air, water, soil, chemical pollution, as well as policies on industry, energy, agriculture, product design and waste prevention among others.

We are also active on overarching issues as sustainable development, good governance, participatory democracy and the rule of law in Europe and beyond.

While the primary focus of the EEB’s work is on the EU and its decision-making processes, we work also on wider regional and global processes, at the level of the UN and the OECD, in particular on the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Further, with the enlargement of Europe, the EEB has increased its cooperation with Eastern European environmental organisations, helping them use European regulations to strengthen their national environmental policies.

What makes the EEB unique?

It is the only European umbrella organisation that covers such a large number of environmental policy issues and is at the same time open to membership for all bona fide NGOs active in the field of the environment.

This makes the EEB a unique and unifying actor for the European environmental movement and gives it a strong voice in EU and international policy processes.

Effective media and coalition building

The EEB has a track record of effective coalition building, working with other environmental groups, such as through theGreen 10, as well as social and development organisations, trade unions and progressive industries to advocate for environmentally friendly and socially just EU policies.

On an international level, we work in collaboration with many networks in the Global South on environmental justice, human rights and sustainable consumption and production.

Communication work is an integral part of EEB advocacy with our media networks at the European and grassroots level ensuring an effective complement to direct advocacy and mobilisation.