About the EEB

How the EEB works

We work to promote environmental issues on a European and global level and represent the demands of European citizens.

The EEB, set up in 1974, is Europe's largest coalition of grassroots environmental organisations. What makes us stand out is our expert insight on a vast amount of environmental issues; ranging from biodiversity, to waste, nanotechnology, chemicals, ecolabel, and climate change and many others.

We meet our members regularly in working groups which focus on important environmental issues, and we then work to promote their demands at European and global level. Our policy officers are in almost constant dialogue with the European institutions (Commission, Parliament and Council) and relevant departments of the United Nations (UNDESA, UNEP) and OECD and strive to improve or protect environment laws in Europe and beyond.

The EEB also supplies quality information to the public, its members and the European institutions through articles, reports and papers. We offer expert comment, analysis and recommendations on most of the latest environmental issues.

What is also unique about us is our cross-sectoral approach to tackling issues. For instance, as a lead member of the Spring Alliance we work alongside trade unions and social organisations to promote sustainability. On a more ad-hoc basis we also work with companies and sectoral organisations, particularly in areas of waste and product policy.

Metamorphosis, our magazine, offers the latest news and insights on EU environmental law; sign up to receive a free copy every 3 months. Also check out the latest issue of The Switch, our monthly e-letter from the Global Policies and Sustainability Unit - or subscribe here. Both can be found on our front page, in the Activities box.

The EEB is a member of the INGO Accountability Charter; a commitment of international NGOs to a high standard of transparency, accountability and effectiveness. EEB reports are available on the INGO website. 

More about us.