GEF works with a range of partners, both at national and EU level. GEF's main stakeholders from the Green family are represented in GEF's General Assembly. National Green political foundations offer expertise and support in many of GEF's activities in different countries and regions. Our European level stakeholders - the Green Group in the European Parliament and the European Green Party - are partners in facilitating a European-wide Green debate. In addition, GEF also cooperates with a number of NGOs, academic institutes and other foundations for specific projects.


European Partners

European Green Party The Greens | EFA in the European Parliament Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG)
  • Austria

    Gruene Bildungswerkstatt

    GBW's main task is to provide political education and enable a broad public to be active in civil society and politics by offering a wide range of learning offers. Besides, GBW is also acting as a mediator between the Austrian Greens, civil society and science, publishing studies and organizing cultural events and public debates. The foundation's work is also based on local foundations in the federal departments who are its main stakeholders.
  • Belgium


    Oikos wants to be a leading forum for the social-ecological counter current in Flanders. Oikos is built on the belief that the current economic model is ecologically not durable and that the emancipation of many human beings is far from being achieved in Europe and beyond. Starting from these premises, Oikos is striving for a change of the present social and economic models that our societies are built on.


    Etopia was founded by the Green Party Ecolo in 2004. The foundation is looking for answers to global society's most alarming problems, such as resource crisis and growing poverty. It is providing an intellectual background for ecological policymaking and promotes political education by offering workshops and organizing panel debates.

    Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG)

    Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG)
    The Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) is a European umbrella group with 42 member organisations from all over Europe. It is the “daughter” organisation of the European Green Party. 

    FYEG has both educational and political pillars which support our work with our Member Organisations at the European level, in a European political space. In its aim to raise awareness, to influence policies and to engage youth, FYEG had been organising non-formal educational activities, campaigns, actions for the past 26 years. 
  • France

    Fondation de l'Ecologie Politique

    As a place for reflection, open towards society and the world, included in a European and international network, the Fondation de l'Ecologie Politique wants to be a tool to diffuse and influence at the service of the ideals defended by the political ecology movement in France and elsewhere. 
  • Finland


    The Green Cultural Association was founded in 1990. It has been running Visio, an adult education institution, since 1995. Visio has 29 member organisations, representing civil society from around Finland. Visio aims to improve and realise sustainable development, green values and democracy through non-formal adult education and cultural projects.
  • Germany

    Heinrich Böll Stiftung

    Heinrich Böll Stiftung enhances public debate on democracy, ecology and gender equality by publishing studies and articles as well as hosting numerous debates, conferences and workshops. To enable citizens to be active in civil society, it offers political training as well as scholarships for highly committed students. In addition to its national work, Heinrich Böll Stiftung maintains numerous worldwide offices that promote its values in cooperation with local actors.
  • Greece

    Greek Green Institute

    The Greek Green Institute was registered in March 2011. The main objective is the study, analysis and dissemination of all aspects of ecological thinking and Political Ecology. The Greek Green Institute is closely linked to the Greek Green Party and the party holds the majority of votes in the Institute.
  • Hungary

    Ecopolis Foundation

    EcoPolis was founded in July 2010. The Foundation’s main goal is to contribute to the development of political culture. In this the foundation is guided by Hungarian Green Party manifesto which advanced three core values: sustainability, citizens’ participation and social justice, which the foundation’s aims to promote in order for those values to be taken into consideration in both the debates and decisions of the political community. However, it remains independent of the party in its decision-making and functioning.
  • Ireland

    Green Foundation Ireland

    The Green Foundation Ireland was formally established in 2011 as a forum for research and influencing public opinion. It seeks to identify additional means of engaging the public in environment discourse. 
  • Italy

    Alexander Langer Foundation

    ALF's work is dedicated to promoting peace and cultural exchange. With support of the European Parliament it offers trainings for peace workers in war-torn regions to support civil peacekeeping. The foundation also dedicates an award for outstanding cultural or civil commitment and hosts the summer festival Euromediterranea which aims to build a bridge between Europe and its Mediterranean neighbours.
  • Luxembourg

    Gréng Steftung

    The Green Foundation in Luxembourg is the foundation of the Luxembourg Green Party dei gréng. The Foundation aims to launch long term debates on the inherent problems of the Luxembourgian society and on relevant global issues, from a Green perspective. Although ideologically linked to the Green Party, the foundation takes advantage of its opportunity to distance itself from the daily, short term political issues and focus on launching long term, strategic discussions that question and reconsider political positions and stir debate both within the party, as well as in the civil society. 
  • Netherlands

    Bureau de Helling

    The Dutch Foundation provides the party GroenLinks with academic information and aims to stimulate public debate on Green and left ideas. It supports numerous publications concerning all relevant policy fields. Four times a year the foundation's journal - De Helling - is released.
  • Poland

    Polska organizacja

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  • Spain

    Nous Horitzons

    Founded in 1960, Nous Horitzons has continuously published journals, organized panel debates and promoted research. The foundation's objective is to enrich public debate, sciences and agenda-setting with a progressive ecological and feministic perspective.  It also advocates for broader participation in policy making and aims at facilitating female political carriers and the dialogue between social movement and politics.

    Fundación EQUO

    The main objective of EQUO is to promote sustainable development, environmental, social and economical sustainability; the conservation of biodiversity, the efficient use of resources, clean production and responsible consumption; the mitigation of climate change, among others. EQUO has had a clear political mandate from the outset and its creation set the ground for gathering Green forces into a new Green party in Spain which saw its founding congress from 8 to 10 October 2011.
  • Sweden


    Cogito defines itself as a Green Think Tank that wants to contribute to the public debate with the aim to promote sustainability and solidarity. Working within an international network, it follows a global approach, but regards local communities as a place of social innovation at the same time. Cogito organizes seminars and lectures as well as a digital platform for scientific and journalistic articles.

    Green Forum Foundation

    The Green Forum Foundation is concentrated on development work in Eastern Europe, South America and Africa. It aims at supporting economic and democratic development in those countries, without exporting a Eurocentric model of society. It is affiliated with the Swedish Green party Miljöpartiet de Gröna, and based on the same values, such as grassroots democracy, self-reliance and decentralization.
  • Turkey

    Green Thought Association

    The Green Thought Association (Yesil Düsünce Dernegi) was created as an independent association in February 2009. YDD’s major objective is promoting green ideas in Turkey. Its main fields of works are green thinking, green economy, sustainability, anti-nuclear and renewable energy policies, and other ecological and eco-political issues. In achieving its aims YDD works together with environmental movements, ecologists, and green political movements, holding seminars, workshops, conferences, and training courses, and publishing reports and briefing papers. 
  • United Kingdom

    Green Economics Institute

    GEI advocates for ecological and social business and economy. Introducing ecological and social dimensions into the academic debate and opening it to a broad public, the Institute constantly challenges dominant economic sciences. It is holding workshops, academic courses and conferences with international participants, publishes studies and a journal on sustainable economics.
  • European Green Party

    European Green Party

    European Green Party
    The European Green Party is a transnational political party having as its members Green parties from European countries (although not necessarily from European Union member states). The most important bodies of the EGP are the Council and the Committee.
  • The Greens | EFA in the European Parliament

    The Greens | EFA in the European Parliament

    The Greens | EFA in the European Parliament
    The Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA) is the political group in the European Parliament made up of Green MEPs and MEPs from parties representing stateless nations and disadvantaged minorities.
  • Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG)

    Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG)

    Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG)
    The Federation of Young European Greens is an umbrella organisation that gathers young green movements and organisations across Europe. FYEG's aim is to defend climate and social justice on the European level. Since 2007, FYEG is the European Green Party's youth wing.