How we work
Towards a Europe for the common good
The European Union was established to foster greater cooperation between EU countries, improving life for all of us. EU laws and rules have led to the adoption of high environmental and social standards. But over time, corporate influence has taken root, and our governments and the EU institutions are not listening to people.
As Europeans, we share many similar concerns with our neighbours, both in our hometowns and across the continent. Working conditions, housing, climate change, and human rights concern us all, and our leaders are responsible for meeting these concerns.
We know that action needs to happen now. Every day of delay leaves people behind and costs us our environment and our future. When we move together, a Europe that puts people and the planet first becomes possible. WeMove Europe runs campaigns that put people at the heart of change. Our own individual acts, when put together, create something bigger than we can ever achieve alone.
Campaigning to transform
Our campaigns focus on the most critical issues of our time, where the power of our community can make all the difference. Whether we’re reacting to headlines, building strength with our partners, or following up on community interests from surveys, we select campaigns to balance a range of criteria:
The campaign addresses the root causes of problems rather than the symptoms.
The campaign offers an opportunity to achieve long-term change instead of just patching problems with minor reforms.
The campaign can deliver effective wins along the road to a bigger vision of change.
Our community can uniquely contribute to complement the talents of other changemakers.
The campaign offers chances for people from all backgrounds to take action and our community supports it.
The campaign builds European cross-border solidarity.
WeMove Europe's power is in its community, made up of people who want to see a better Europe for all. Our community includes people from all walks of life who call Europe their home – no matter where we were born.
WeMove Europe collaborates with partner organisations and movements that build on each other's strengths. Our campaign partners may work deeply in one particular country, have substantial experience organising demonstrations and offline actions, or conduct detailed policy research that our community can complement with cross-European mobilisation.
Read more in our annual reports