Political Lobbying

Building a bridge between the EU and civil society

If rapid and massive political support is not soon forthcoming then in a few decades Europe's species-rich traditional landscapes will go into visible decline. The EuroNatur department for nature conservation policy in Bonn has been working intensively on improving the situation. Its tactic of choice is targeted lobbying for nature conservation concentrated on specific core themes – with a special focus on a more ecologically based form of agriculture and the orientation of European agricultural policy to sustainability.

The director of the EuroNatur department for nature conservation policy, Lutz Ribbe, has been a member of the European Economic and Social committee (EESC) since 1998. This is an advisory institution supporting the central EU institutions with its expertise. One of the most important tasks of the EESC is to build a bridge between the EU and civil society organisations in the member states.

In its political work EuroNatur is concerned not only to make theoretical demands of policy makers but also to work directly on practical solutions. Over the years the foundation has become a much appreciated source of advice to many institutions at the EU and Federal level in Germany.



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