Campaigns

End cruel animal transports

To: European Commission, European Parliament, EU Member States Every day, thousands of animals are transported under horrible conditions, throughout Europe and beyond. They are transported to be slaughtered, fattened or used for breed...

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No to bottom trawl fishing!

To the European Commission: Ban bottom trawl fishing in marine protected areas as part of your upcoming ocean protection action plan, as part of a larger push to protect 30% of oceans by 2030. Bottom trawl fishing is the devastating ...

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Time for a European directive on gender-based violence!

Dear Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Dear Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli, Gender-based violence is a brutal expression of unequal power relations, affecting over a third of all Europeans. Current lockdown meas...

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Save European forests!

Our forests are under threat. Right now, our continent’s last ancient forests are being cut down. Clear-cutting is rampant across Europe. The speed at which heavy harvesters are chopping down Europe's forests demands urgent action from...

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Time for a 4-day work week

To: European Ministers of Labour and Employment It's time for a 4-day work week. Trials in Iceland and countless studies show a 32-hour week for the same pay improved worker well-being, the health of families, gender equality, pollut...

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Pandora papers: Stop European tax dodging!

To: EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union Mairead McGuinness Close the tax loopholes! Ensure member states enforce tax dodging laws, and launch infringement proceedings if they don'...

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Pay transparency now!

Dear European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, We the undersigned call for the immediate introduction of an EU pay transparency directive, necessary to close the all-too-wide gender pay gap. This pay gap varies from country ...

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Stop fur farms!

Mass culling of COVID-19 infected minks is only the latest scandal in the unethical and dangerous-to-humans practice of industrial fur farms[1]. Every year, around 100 million animals are raised and killed for their fur. Over 95% of f...

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Time to Change Fast Fashion

Fast fashion is everywhere, and its path of destruction is one of the most atrocious on earth. From systematically exploiting workers, using more carbon than the aviation and shipping industries combined to move the latest trends aro...

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#VoteAt16 Everywhere in Europe

Petition to European Member States The climate crisis is here, and young people have the most to lose. Thousands of students around Europe are rising up, striking from school, demanding politicians take concrete action on climate chan...

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Yes means yes!

To: Ministers of Justice of the member states of the Council of Europe In Europe, it’s estimated that about 9 million women, or one in 20, have been raped (1). One in 10 has been sexually assaulted. The statistics for women of colour,...

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EU Ministers - NO to Energy Charter Treaty!

The latest round of futile negotiations for the Energy Charter Treaty are underway this week from July 6 - 9. We must let energy ministers know that withdrawal is the only answer! The little known Energy Charter Treaty gives private c...

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Stop the pushbacks at Europe’s borders!

If you ask them for asylum they start laughing at you. When they started laughing at me I thought that asylum does not exist in this country. I felt like a joke. 31-year-old Algerian man, pushed back from Albania to Greece in Decembe...

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Do no harm: trans bodily autonomy in healthcare!

We all deserve to feel safe and protected by our medical systems, and we all deserve our bodily autonomy. Too many trans people in Europe live in fear of medical systems that threaten their human rights. We're calling on health minist...

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Stop the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline!

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is being built in order to transport more gas from Russia to Europe through the Baltic Sea. This would only worsen the impact of climate change and increase Russian leverage vis-à-vis Ukraine and the EU. The ...

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Ban “conversion therapy” in Europe

Across Europe, LGBTI people are being exposed to a horrifying practice, just for being who they are through so-called “conversion therapy”. “Conversion therapy” is an unscientific and homophobic attempt to change LGBTI identities and ...

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Save the Amazon!

It is not too late to stop logging companies and agricultural firms from destroying the Amazon rainforest. To European Parliament But European Union is about to add fuel to the fire by signing a deal with Brazil, and other South Americ...

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Stop mega-polluters profiting from blocking climate action

To European governments, parliaments and EU institutions: Conditions in the little-known Energy Charter Treaty give polluters the ability to sue entire countries if their actions interfere with their profits. The fact that corporatio...

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Stop enriching oligarchs with agriculture funds!

To: EU Member States The EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) accounts for over 1/3 of the EU's whole budget. As the largest budget item of the Union, CAP direct payments to farmers play a huge role in shaping agricultural production a...

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Solidarity with LGBTI communities in Poland

Since the summer of 2019, around 100 municipalities and regions in Poland have declared themselves "LGBTI-free". In recent years, ultraconservative forces in Poland - in particular the ruling Law and Justice party and the Polish Cathol...

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End the suffering of turkeys!

Turkeys are the third most farmed animal in the EU after chickens and pigs. Last year alone, 190 million turkeys were slaughtered across the EU. Nevertheless, legally binding husbandry standards to improve the welfare for turkeys are m...

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We are ready. Why aren’t you?

To: EU Ministers of Environment Dear Minister, The EU helped make history in 2015 when it came to the negotiation table with strong climate intentions, convincing the world to sign up to the Paris Agreement. That hard work could be u...

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Saving lives in not a crime

For 16 days the Search and Rescue ship, Sea Watch 3, was stuck in the Mediterranean, during a heat wave, after rescuing 53 migrants drifting on an inflatable raft off the coast of Libya. The captain of the rescue ship, Carola Rackete,...

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