European Union

The multi- and interdisciplinary FEWD Animal Advocacy project at University of Vienna has two main goals: The first is to provide inspiration to people from different academic disciplines as they explore avenues for their own research. The second is to encourage rational public discourse and dialogue about animal advocacy in civil society. The move to a society that is more humane and focused on species justice depends crucially on both empathy and rational argumentation.

The FEWD Animal Advocacy project tries to establish cooperation on academic research  with   regional and national organizations and institutions. But the FEWD Animal Advocacy project strongly supports transnational cooperation and research.

Very useful information about the different, mainly national animal welfare / advocacy / rights organization offers the already 1983 founded Eurogroup for Animals  This Brussel based organization is the leading political pan-European non-profit non-governmental advocacy organization for animals. It provides also the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals - the secretariat. Intergroup brings together MEPs from all political groups to debate and take action on animal welfare issues. MEPs working together to advance animal welfare and conservation in EU policy making. Likewise Eurogroup for Animals aims to improve the well-being of as many animals as possible and defend their interests.