Current activities

Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments.

The European Institutions Office works to implement this vision in Europe and to ensure that the European Institutions play their full role as human rights actors, both within the EU and outside it.

Working towards this vision, we  undertake advocacy and communications, carry out research and take action in support of Amnesty International’s objectives and priorities to influence the European Institutions to work on preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights.


We  seek to  bring about positive human rights change by engaging with decision makers in the EU and at the Council of Europe on a continuous basis, in close collaboration with Amnesty’s International Secretariat and country offices.


Our office also contributes to Amnesty International’s global campaigns, which seek to engage as many people as possible promoting respect for people’s rights and freedoms. 

Movement support

We contribute to strengthening Amnesty International as the world’s largest human rights movement through  organisational development support, capacity building and by working with country offices across Europe