the environmental voice of European citizens
We stand for environmental justice, sustainable development and participatory democracy. Our aim is to ensure the EU secures a healthy environment and rich biodiversity for all.
Created in 1974, the EEB is now the largest federation of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of over 150 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.
We work on a vast array of environmental issues and our policy officers use experts, scientists, our members, and politicians to work towards developing and protecting environmental policies. Take a look at our Activities section which explains what we work on and what we do, and our EEB Work Programme 2016 for much more detail on our activities this year.
Our office in Brussels closely coordinates EU-oriented activities with EEB Members at national level around Europe. We also work in coalitions, such as the Green 10 and Spring Alliance,or at a global level through the Global Policies and Sustainability Unit as well as in ad-hoc coalitions with representatives of other interest groups when appropriate.
For further details please consult our Statute clicking on the link. This is the version adopted at the General Assembly meeting in Brussels, on 20 October 2015 (Corporate Identification Nr 0415814848). The text is a free translation into English of the original French text. In the event of any divergence in meaning between the English and French texts, the French text is the legally authoritative one. The version in French will follow shortly.
We represent more than 150 member organisations from +30 countries with a membership base of more than 15 million individuals/households.
These non-governmental organisations deal with environmental issues and nature protection and help form the basis of the EEB - giving it direction, credibility and outreach across the European Union and beyond.
EEB and accountability
We have been a member of Accountable Now since 2007. We have signed the 10 Accountability Commitments, following their principles as far as they are applicable to those of the EEB. Transparency about our work and finances are crucial; please see our Annual Reports which have an overview of income and expenditure.
Read EEB's Environmental and Sustainability Policy statement here.
The EEB is also registered on the European Commission’s register of interest representatives.