We challenge decision-makers to bring about positive change, and deliver coordinated advocacy and campaigns at EU level.
A Europe that values and respects animals as sentient beings.
As the pan-European animal protection organisation, the primary focus of Eurogroup for Animals is to work in the interest of animals towards a society in which they are valued and respected as sentient beings. Thanks to a united network, we protect animals by achieving better legislation, highest standards, enforcement and by driving societal change.
The voice for animals in EuropeFor over 40 years, we have worked with our members to measurably improve the protection of animals.
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"Putting members at the core of our work” has been the motto of our organisation since 2014.
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Our board consists of representatives from full member organisations.
Our team is grouped by policy area or by horizontal teams that work across all the dossiers.
Elly von Jessen
Political Affairs Officer Netherlands
Dr Elena Nalon
Sophie De Jonckheere
Political Officer Ireland
Inês Grenho Ajuda
Gemma Willemsen, Vice-President
Political Adviser France
Ann De Greef
Philip Lymbery, President
Political Officer Italy
Daniel Pérez Vega
CEO, FOUR PAWS
Mpho Mary Hlalele
David van Gennep
Political Adviser Germany
Executive Assistant to the CEO and Membership Assistant
Bernard Van Heuverswyn
José Luis Murillo
Political Adviser Spain
Benny Andersson, Treasurer
Ruby Le Galle
Political Adviser Poland
Aquatic Animals Senior Specialist
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.