Photo credit: Pietro Naj-Oleari/European Parliament
Photo credit: Pietro Naj-Oleari/European Parliament

European Union

The European Union (EU) is a unique body of 27 member states in Europe. As an influential political actor and the world’s leading aid donor, the EU has a vital role to play in conflict prevention, peacebuilding and human rights protection. The EU is founded on the values of respect for human rights, human dignity, democracy, freedom, equality and the rule of law.

Our work

Our work with the EU encourages its institutions and member states to adopt people-centred foreign and security approaches, as well as gender- and conflict-sensitive responses to crises around the world. We advocate for EU foreign and security policies that are responsive and accountable to people affected by conflict and insecurity, especially women and marginalised communities, and which are carried out in partnership with civil society.

Saferworld Europe works with institutions such as the European External Action Service and the European Commission, the governments of EU member states, the media, and civil society. We encourage the EU and its member states to adopt international security and development policies that are conflict- and gender-sensitive to support sustainable peace. We often work in partnership with civil society organisations such as the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office and civil society in conflict-affected countries.


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