Based in Brussels, we monitor and analyse the work of the institutions of the European Union, expose deficient policies and laws, and challenge decision-makers to implement solutions that work for people and the planet.
Greenpeace European Unit is part of the international Greenpeace network, active in over 55 countries worldwide.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.
Our goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
That means we act to:
protect biodiversity in all its forms
prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water
end all nuclear threats
promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence
Our core values
Personal responsibility and nonviolence. We take action based on conscience. This means we are accountable for our actions and take personal responsibility. We are committed to peacefulness; everyone on a Greenpeace action is trained in nonviolence.
Independence. We do not accept money from governments, the European Union, corporations or political parties. Individual contributions, with some grants from charitable foundations, are the only source of our funding.
Greenpeace has no permanent friends or foes. If your government or company is willing to change, we will work with you. Reverse course, and we will be back. What matters isn’t words, but actions.
Promoting solutions. It’s not enough for us to point the finger; we also develop, research and promote concrete steps towards a green and peaceful future for all of us.
Greenpeace European Unit is a member of the Green 10, an informal association of environmental NGOs working at EU level. The Green 10 consists of the following organisations:
Greenpeace European Unit is a signatory to the founding statement of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU), a coalition of NGOs, trade unions, academics and businesses calling for lobbying disclosure in Brussels, a code of conduct for EU officials and an end to privileged access to EU decision-makers for corporate interest groups.