Who we are
Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office (EIO) in Brussels coordinates and promotes our lobbying, advocacy and campaigning directed at decision-makers in the European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE). We seek to ensure that the EU integrates human rights into its internal and external policies and that the CoE and its member states take tangible action to promote and protect human rights nationally and regionally.
The office lies at the heart of an extensive advocacy and campaigning network which includes national Amnesty International operations in European countries. Our organisational development programme helps our European offices to grow through professional support to develop their skills and reach.
To ensure its independence, Amnesty International does not seek or accept money from governments or political parties for its advocacy and campaigning work. The EIO is funded by our teams across Europe.