BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation, has a membership of 42 well respected, independent national consumer organisations from 31 European countries (EU, EEA and applicant countries). BEUC acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for these organisations and our main task is to represent our members and defend the interests of all Europe’s consumers.
EPHA is the European Platform bringing together public health organisations representing health professionals, patients groups, health promotion and disease specific NGOs, academic groupings and other health associations.
The EEB is 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.
Finance Watch is an independent non-profit Members’ association set up in 2011 to act as a public interest counterweight to the powerful financial lobby. Our mission is to strengthen the voice of society in the reform of financial regulation by conducting advocacy and representing public interest arguments to lawmakers and citizens. Our Members are civil society organisations and expert individuals, supported by full-time secretariat.
FOEE is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups. FOEE is the European arm of Friends of the Earth International which unites 74 national member organisations, some 5000 local activist groups and over two million supporters around the world.
UNI Europa is a European trade union federation representing workers in the largest segment of the labour market, namely the private services sectors. With 320 affiliated trade union organisations in 50 different countries, we aim for quality jobs, for quality services. UNI Europa is one of the four regional organisations of UNI Global Union.
Founded in 1945, the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) is the only Austrian organisation representing interests of workers based on voluntary membership. The ÖGB is non-partisan although in its efforts to achieve its goals, it does influence politics. The ÖGB has a major function in the development of new laws: its initiates the drafting of bills and provides political reviews of and comments on bills submitted by other bodies which are then incorporated in the decision making process.
ActionAid is an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. Our head office is in Johannesburg. The EU office of ActionAid aims at making the voices of people living in poverty heard by policymakers in Brussels.
Active – Sobriety, Friendship and Peace is a European youth umbrella organisation gathering 32 organisations from 25 different European countries. Founded in 1990, our organisation engages more than 25,000 young people, all united in what they promote and practice – a lifestyle free from alcohol and other drugs.
Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond – Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
“It has taken over 100 years for the ACV-CSC to develop into what it is today: a trade union organisation with more than 1.6 million members, undoubtedly Belgium’s largest union. The ACV-CSC is considered as a distinguished and prestigious partner in industrial relations, recognised by both employers and government.”
CEE Bankwatch Network works across the central and eastern European region to monitor the activities of international financial institutions and EU funds and propose constructive environmental and social alternatives to the policies and projects they support.
Central Générale des Syndicats Libéraux de Belgique – Algemene Centrale der Liberale Vakbonden van België
CGSLB-ACLVB is the Belgian liberal trade union. With almost 300,000 members, it is one of the three trade unions seating at the national social dialogue institutions. It is also a member of both European International Trade Union Confederation.
CHEM Trust is a UK registered charity that works at European, UK and International levels to prevent man-made chemicals from causing long term damage to wildlife or humans, by ensuring that chemicals which cause such harm are substituted with safer alternatives.
Civil Society Europe brings together more than 30 European networks of civil society organisations working towards dialogue on European policy around the shared values of Equality, Solidarity, Inclusiveness and Democracy. Our main objectives: to facilitate and enable horizontal and vertical dialogue between European civil society organisations and policy-makers; and to help strengthen CSOs in their activities and relations with the institutions.
ClientEarth is a non-profit environmental law organisation based in London, Brussels and Warsaw. We are activist lawyers working at the interface of law, science and policy. Using the power of the law, we develop legal strategies and tools to address major environmental issues. ClientEarth is funded by the generous support of philanthropic foundations, institutional donors and engaged individuals.
The CorA Network for Corporate Accountability is a German network of more than 50 human rights, environmental, development and consumer organisations and trade unions. It advocates for the introduction of binding corporate accountability regulation by the German government and parliament.
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.
National Federation of Christian Trade Union in the Netherlands
CNV is one of the largest trade unions in the Netherlands. CNV (National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands) was founded more than 100 years ago and is inspired by Christian Social Thinking and its core values solidarity, responsibility and fairness. CNV represents the interests of over 300,000 workers in the public and private sector.
As the trade union umbrella organisation, the DGB represents the German trade union movement in dealing with the government authorities at federal state and national level, the political parties, the employers’ organisations and other groups within society. The DGB coordinates joint demands, themes and campaigns for its 8 member unions, which represent more than 6 million works in Germany. It supports them in industrial disputes, advocates their interests vis-à-vis politicians and the general public.
Deutscher Naturschutzring (German League for Nature and Environment)
The German League for Nature and Environment (DNR) is the umbrella organisation of German conservation and environmental protection organisations. It currently has 96 member organisations which together represent over five million individual members.
NGO ‘Diversity Development Group’ (DDG), founded in 2012, is a non-profit organisation with an objective to carry out scientific, applied and infrastructural projects in the field of education, equal opportunities, diversity and migration. The main task of organisation is to improve and manage diversity towards a sustainable, tolerant and socially responsible society.
Eurocadres – Council of European Professional and Managerial Staff
Eurocadres is the trade union voice of almost six million professionals and managers. We are one of three recognised European cross-sectoral social partners representing employees and participating in the European cross-sectoral social dialogue. We voice the interests of professionals and managers through social dialogue, advocacy and lobbying as well as through our networks, joint work with member organisations and cooperation with partners.
European Association for the Coordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation
ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardisation, is open to representatives of consumer organisations in 33 countries, with the mission to influence the development of European and international standards that may affect the consumer directly or indirectly. ANEC also aims to influence European legislation and public policies that refer to standards.
With 21 member groups who represent over 250 organisations from 15 countries, ECCJ is the only European coalition bringing together European campaigns and national platforms of NGOs, trade unions, consumer organisations and academics to improve European laws governing activities of business and their impacts on people and planet. EPS
EFBWW is the European trade union organisation representing construction and woodworkers, by organising, supporting, influencing EU-policies and creating labour relations. EFBWW has 73 affiliated organisations in 33 countries.
European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
EFFAT is the European Federation of Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture and Tourism sectors. As a European Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 38 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 2.6 million members towards the European Institutions, European industrial federations and enterprise management.
EPSU is the European Federation of Public Service Unions. It is the largest federation of the ETUC and comprises 8 million public service workers from over 265 trade unions; EPSU organises workers in the energy, water and waste sectors, health and social services and local, regional and central government, in all European countries including the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood. EPSU is the recognised regional organisation of Public Services International (PSI).
The ETUCE, the European Trade Union Committee for Education is the European Region of Education International representing 131 teachers’ unions in Europe with 11 million individual members from all levels of education. The ETUCE is the European Social Partner in education and a European Trade Union Federation in ETUC, The European Trade Union Confederation.
ETSC is a Brussels-based independent non-profit making organisation dedicated to reducing the numbers of deaths and injuries in transport in Europe. Founded in 1993, ETSC provides an impartial source of expert advice on transport safety matters to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and Member States.
The ETF represents more than 3.5 million transport works from more than 230 transport unions and 41 European countries, in the following sectors: railways, road transport and logistics, maritime transport, inland waterways, civil aviation, ports & docks, tourism and fisheries.
FGTB is the Belgian General Federation of Labour, one of the three belgian trade union confederation. FGTB is composed of 6 branch unions, representing 1.515.500 members. FGTB is a member of ETUC and ITUC.H.
FinUnions – Finnish trade union representation to the EU
FinUnions is the Brussels office of the Finnish trade union confederations. FinUnions represents more than two million union members and informs them about EU affairs that are relevant to their interests.
Food & Water Europe champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.
Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Friends of the Earth (EWNI) is a grassroots environmental justice organisation, with over 200 local groups making it the largest environmental network in the UK. FOE (EWNI) is a member of Friends of the Earth International which unites 74 national member organisations, some 5000 local activist groups and over two million supporters around the world.
The German Forum on Environment and Development was founded on December 12th 1992 after the UN conference on Environment and Development (“Rio”) and serves as an NGO network for both environmental and development CSOs. Its main objective is to coordinate German CSOs in national and international political processes on sustainable development.
GLOBAL 200 is the largest Austrian environmental organisation. We are focusing on GMOs, agriculture ad food issues as well as on nuclear power and climate change. We are working on national level but also on EU related and international environmental issues together with our partners of FoEE and FoEI.
We are a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south. We used to be the World Development Movement. ECEC.
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. Greenpeace is present in more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from three million individual supports and foundation grants.
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. With the support of more than 70 member organisations, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes.
A universal movement FIDH was established in 1922, and today unites 164 member organisations in more than 100 countries around the world. FIDH coordinates and supports their activities and provides them with a voice at the international level, including the United Nations and the European Union.
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it’s dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.
The “Maison du Peuple d’Europe (MPE-HVE)” is a non-profit organisation established in Brussels in 2013, whose mission is to develop a progressive and democratic European identity. The organisation wants to address the lack of a European public space by developing shared values and providing civil society organisations (trade unions and national NGOs active in fields such as social matter, human rights, cross-sector development of civil societies, but also mutual societies, cooperative enterprises and those of share ownership) and individuals with innovative tools to “report” on the activities of Belgian decision-makers and MEPs.
Mouvement Ecologique is the national organisation and the luxembourgish section of Friends of the Earth. It is an environmental NGO, based on volunteers and dealing with themes like climate change and energy, CETA and TTIP, democracy, mobility, nature protection, landscape, policy on the environment…
New Economics Foundation is the UK’s leading thin tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our purpose is to bring about a Great Transition – to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.
Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.
The Federal Chamber of Labour represents the interests of 3.4 million employees and consumers in Austria. Together with the nine Chambers of Labour in each Austrian province, the following main tasks are fulfilled: – Fundamental research for the benefit of workers and consumers – Participation in and control of legislation – Services – International presentation.
Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business (PIHRB) is an independent and impartial think tank offering advanced expertise in Human Rights and Business, labour law and relations, social unrest, stakeholder engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as educational and awareness raising programmes.
SOLIDAR is a European network of NGOs working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. With 60 member organisations based in 27 countries (22 of which are EU countries), member organisations are national NGOs in Europe, as well as some non-EU and EU-wide organisations, working in one or more of our fields of activity. The network is brought together by its shared values of solidarity, equality and participation.
Fern is a non-governmental organisation to keep track of the European Union’s involvement in forests and to coordinate NGO activities at the European level. Our work centres on forests and forest peoples’ rights and the issues that affect them.
The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) is a forum of 75 US and EU consumer organisations which develops and agrees on joint consumer policy recommendations of the US government and European Union to promote the consumer interest in the EU and US policy making.
Transport & Environment’s mission is to promote, at EU and global level, a transport policy based on the principles of sustainable development. Our work in Brussels in supported by 41 members and 8 support organisations working to promote an environmentally sound approach to transport across Europe.
Uplift is a community of people taking coordinated action for progressive change in Ireland. Campaigns are informed by our shared values; to promote social justice, to defend fairness, protect our rights, preserve the planet and to deepen democracy.
The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverban e.V – vzbv -), is the umbrella organisation for more than 40 consumer associations throughout Germany. Vzbv represents the interests of German Consumes vis-à-vis policy-makers, the private sector and in public.
In different projects and in close co-operation with other NGOs on regional, national and international level, Werkstatt Ökonomie advocates for economic and social rights. A special focus is Business and Human Rights.
The World Future Council (WFC) works to spread best policies to safeguard the rights of the future generations. It provides decision makers with effective policy solutions. Its 50 eminent members from around the globe have already successfully promoted change. The WFC is registered as a charitable foundation in Hamburg, Germany.