The Green European Foundation aims at bridging the gap between the national and the European levels of Green politics. Through its activities, such as conferences, events and publications, GEF works to “Europeanise” the political debate and help create a space within the Green movement to discuss issues from a European perspective.
GEF's focuses its activities on three main areas of work:
Study and debate: GEF publishes research on a range of issues relevant to the EU and its different Member States, and also translates or publishes existing studies to ensure the widest possible dissemination. It provides a space for debate within the Green movement, either through individual events or the Green European Journal.
Education and training: GEF offers a varied range of Green capacity building across Europe. This includes training and political education though workshops, panel debates, conferences and summer academies, which help to raise European citizens’ awareness of European Green political solutions to the challenges Europe faces. GEF Capacity building also focuses on giving political actors the skills and knowledge to actively engage in the European decision making process.
Networking Green Europe: GEF acts as a framework for cooperation at the European level between Green actors. Developing a transnational dialogue and the exchange of experience is essential in facilitating the emergence of a European public space and ensuring the sustainability of the foundation’s work.