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

67

Member organisations

1600000

 signatures collected by the End The Cage Age ECI network

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. 

Ilaria di Silvestre

Sami Saynevirta

Laurent Lamouline

Stephanie Ghislain

Trade and Animal Welfare

Tim Robinson

Elodie Gérôme-Delgado

Sophie Aylmer

Gemma Willemsen

Douglas Waley

Sophie De Jonckheere

Chris Carey

Alice Di Concetto

Britta Riis

Ilaria di Silvestre

Vienna Leigh

Roberto Bennati

Emy De Nardi

David van Gennep

Lucien Bildgen

Iwona Mertin

Ann De Greef

Benny Andersson

Andreas Erler

Morgan Reille

Trade and Animal Welfare 

Gerald Dick

Luísa Bastos

Philip Lymbery

Biljana Lalic

Susanne Drake

Elise Fleury

Andrea Callabe

Reineke Hameleers

Peter Davies

Christine van Horen

Alessia Virone

Elena Nalon

David Bowles

Joe Moran

Francesca Porta

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.