The EEB is the largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of over 160 member organisations in more than 35 countries (all EU Member States plus some accession and neighbouring countries), including a growing number of European networks, and representing some 30 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 genuine 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 the Green 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 2019 Work Programme

Annual Report

Check out the highlights from previous activities and campaigns in our EEB 2018 Annual Report Transparency about our work and finances are crucial; please see our independent auditor's report here EEB 2018 Auditor's Report

Statutes

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

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 2019 Work Programme

Annual Report

Check out the highlights from previous activities and campaigns in our EEB 2018 Annual Report. Transparency about our work and finances are crucial; please see our independent auditor's report here EEB 2018 Auditor's Report

Statutes

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

OUR VISION

Our vision is a better future where people and nature thrive together.

The next generation deserves a healthy planet. We believe in a world where equal, just, peaceful and democratic societies can prosper. A world with rich biodiversity and a safe climate. A world where laws and policies promote health and wellbeing while respecting nature. We believe that Europe has a crucial role to play in building this future.

OUR VALUES

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

Our internal value statement:

o Democracy: We are a representative and inclusive organisation

o Fairness: We are committed to justice, equality and non-discrimination

o Respect: We provide an enabling, nurturing work culture that inspires excellence

o Integrity: We advocate policies based on science and communicate with honesty

o Sustainability: We strive to practice what we preach, applying green principles to our work.

OUR MISSION

We are the largest and most inclusive European network of environmental citizens’ groups – and the only one that works on such a broad range of issues.

We advocate for progressive policies to create a better environment in the European Union and beyond.

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 genuine 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 the Green 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.