Who We Are

We challenge decision-makers to bring about positive change, and deliver coordinated advocacy and campaigns at EU level.

Our vision

A Europe that cares for animals
A Europe where the well-being of all animals is assured, and where they experience a good life

Our mission

As the pan-European animal advocacy organisation, the primary focus of Eurogroup for Animals is to improve the well-being of as many animals as possible and defend animals’ interests. We do this by achieving better legislation, standards, enforcement and societal attitudes, through a united community of animal protection organisations and via lawful means.

The voice for animals in Europe

For 40 years, we have worked with our members to measurably improve the protection of animals.
40 years

of Eurogroup for Animals


Member organisations


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Our Members

"Putting Members at the core of our work” has been the motto of our organisation since 2014. Today, we represent 67 animal advocacy organisations in 25 EU Member States, the UK, Switzerland, Serbia, Norway, Australia and the USA.

Our Team

Our Board is made up of 13 representatives from full Member Organisations, and meets five times a year.
​​​​​​​Our Staff work at our offices in Brussels and are grouped by dossier (eg. Farm Animals; Wildlife) or in horizontal areas that work across all the dossiers, such as the political team or the communications department. 

Laurent Lamouline

Roberto Bennati

Britta Riis

Benny Andersson

Ilaria di Silvestre

Ann De Greef

Philip Lymbery

Joe Moran

Luísa Bastos

Lucien Bildgen

Douglas Waley

Morgan Reille

Trade and Animal Welfare 

Elise Fleury

Iwona Mertin

Elodie Gérôme-Delgado

David Bowles

Sophie De Jonckheere

Sami Saynevirta

Gemma Willemsen

Christine van Horen

Reineke Hameleers

Francesca Porta

Vienna Leigh

Sophie Aylmer

Peter Davies

David van Gennep

Tim Robinson

Gerald Dick

Alessia Virone

Andrea Callabe

Susanne Drake

Stephanie Ghislain

Trade and Animal Welfare

Chris Carey

Alice Di Concetto

Elena Nalon

Biljana Lalic

Andreas Erler

Ilaria di Silvestre

Emy De Nardi

The European Parliament and Us

As the leading animal welfare organisation in the EU, Eurogroup for Animals has been the secretariat for the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals since its inauguration.