European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
Brussel, Bruxelles, Belgium
CONDENSED CASE STUDY
STATUS & TIMELINE
|European ECO Forum||01/1998|
|the Zero Mercury campaign||11/2004|
The EEB is the largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of 180 member organisations in 38 countries, including a growing number of networks, and representing some 30 million individual members and supporters.
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.
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.
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.