ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
Our main purpose is to promote justice and peace and the eradication of poverty by influencing European Union decision-making processes as they affect developing countries . ACT Alliance EU pursues rights-based development from a faith-based perspective.
APRODEV was founded in 1990 in order to strengthen the cooperation between the European development and humanitarian aid organisations which work closely together with the World Council of Churches. On 1 January 2015 APRODEV, integrated its activities with those of ACT Alliance to become ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union or ACT Alliance EU for short. ACT Alliance EU consists of 14 member organisations with offices in 11 European countries.
In their efforts to work alongside poor, marginalised, oppressed and excluded communities of women and men, ACT Alliance EU member agencies seek to underline the equal value and dignity of all human beings, irrespective of race, colour, sex, creed, national, ethnic or political affiliation. ACT Alliance EU organisations believe that all human beings are created in the image of God
ACT Alliance EU member agencies share the ecumenical understanding of development as a multifaceted and holistic concept which comprises social, cultural, spiritual, environmental, political and economic dimensions. ACT Alliance EU and its members have committed themselves to include gender dimensions and analyses in their policies, programmes and projects.
ACT Alliance EU is governed by a General Assembly which meets once a year. The General Assembly is composed of the Directors or Deputy Directors of the member organisations. The World Council of Churches (WCC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance are observers. A Governing Board, composed of four members of the General Assembly, with ACT Alliance as an observer, governs the daily activities of ACT Alliance EU.