EMinS’ Membership of International and Regional Networks and Associations
The EMinS has been a full member of the European Movement International since 1993.
In 2007, the EMinS was one of the founders of the CIVIS Association of Non-Governmental Organisations of South East Europe, which is the sole holder of participatory status in the Council of Europe with the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations.
European Movement International (EMI)
The European Movement International (EMI) is an international organisation open to all political, economic, social and cultural trends in civil society. The EMI’s main task is to ‘contribute to the establishment of a united, federal Europe founded on the principles of peace, democracy, liberty, solidarity, and respect for basic human rights. It seeks to provide a structure to encourage and facilitate the active participation of citizens and civil society organisations in the development of a united Europe’. The EMI network includes 39 national councils, 33 national associations and three affiliate members, covering a territory from Iceland to Turkey and from Portugal to Finland. Thus the EMI is one of the few NGOs with members in almost all European countries, which enables it to efficiently exchange information across Europe.
All of the network’s members work on bringing together representatives of European associations, political parties, companies, unions, and individuals.
Founded more than 50 years ago, the EMI played a pivotal role in the creation of Europe. This organisation acts primarily as a research group, by monitoring European trends and activities and informing the public about them, but also as a pressure group via its members in various sectors and at various levels.