The work programme of GEF is organised around three pillars:
1. Study & Debate
Encouraging European-level study and debate are central to GEF’s efforts to create a truly active public space for exchanging and developing new ideas. GEF invests in research on a variety of European topics, highlighting innovative Green approaches. The results are disseminated through both printed publications and online articles. Furthermore, transnational projects, organised with the support of Green foundations across Europe, foster reflection on topics of utmost importance as they provide spaces for debate and exchange.
- The Green European Journal is GEF’s online & printed journal which publishes articles of interest to the Green movement across Europe and serves as a lively platform for debate and exchange. Since its launch in 2012, the Journal has strived to establish itself as the European venue for Green ideas, aiming to enhance mutual understanding and help ideas travel across Europe’s cultural and political borders. All editions of the Green European Journal are available online at greeneuropeanjournal.eu.
GEF promotes education and training and provides opportunities for building capacity and encouraging networking amongst Green actors across Europe. Our aim is to raise awareness among citizens about Green solutions to the challenges Europe faces, and to enhance the ability of young activists and Green actors to work on issues with a European dimension. We implement this through transnational events, such as workshops, seminars, public conferences and summer universities, organised with national Green foundations, as well as through online and face-to-face meetings.
GEF acts as a framework for cooperation between Green actors at the European level. This is a key element of its work and helps to ensure the sustainability of its activities, as the contributions of diverse European partners are vital to create and encourage European debate. GEF believes that Europe is also built through exchanges between national actors, who can learn from each other and work together to forge a shared European vision.
Find out more about our work and mission here.