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. 

Lucien Bildgen

Benny Andersson

Vienna Leigh

Britta Riis

Chris Carey

Joe Moran

Iwona Mertin

Francesca Porta

Stephanie Ghislain

Trade and Animal Welfare

Andrea Callabe

Morgan Reille

Trade and Animal Welfare 

Ilaria di Silvestre

Peter Davies

David Bowles

Gerald Dick

Laurent Lamouline

Philip Lymbery

Reineke Hameleers

Tim Robinson

Andreas Erler

Christine van Horen

Elena Nalon

Elodie Gérôme-Delgado

Sophie De Jonckheere

Luísa Bastos

Sophie Aylmer

Alessia Virone

Ilaria di Silvestre

Sami Saynevirta

Ann De Greef

Alice Di Concetto

Douglas Waley

Biljana Lalic

Emy De Nardi

Susanne Drake

David van Gennep

Elise Fleury

Gemma Willemsen

Roberto Bennati

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.