About us

Friends of the Earth Europe is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups.

We are the European arm of Friends of the Earth International which unites 74 national member organisations, some 5,000 local activist groups, and over two million supporters around the world.

What do we do?

We campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues. We challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

We promote environmentally sustainable societies on the local, national, regional and global levels.

We seek to increase public participation and democratic decision-making. Greater democracy is both an end in itself and is vital to the protection of the environment and the sound management of natural resources.

We work towards environmental, social, economic and political justice and equal access to resources and opportunities on the local, national, regional and international levels.

What is our vision of the world?

Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable world based on societies living in harmony with nature.

We envision a society of interdependent people living in dignity, wholeness and fulfilment where equity and human and peoples' rights are realised.

This will be a society built upon peoples' sovereignty and participation. It will be founded on social, economic, gender and environmental justice and free from all forms of domination and exploitation, such as neoliberalism, corporate globalization, neo-colonialism and militarism.

What are our core values?

  • Ecological and cultural diversity
  • Peoples' sovereignty, human and peoples' rights
  • Equity and environmental, social, economic and gender justice
  • The intrinsic value of nature and the inextricable link between nature and people
  • Participatory democracy and other forms of participatory decision making processes
  • Solidarity, responsibility and human dignity