About us

ACT Alliance EU is a network of 13 European church-based humanitarian and development agencies whose purpose is to influence EU policy and practice regarding development and humanitarian aid policies and related issues, in order to provide sustainable benefits to and improvements in the lives of people affected by poverty and injustice around the world.

We bring many years of experience to the work. For 25 years we were known as APRODEV and since January 2015 as ACT Alliance EU.  Our policy and advocacy is always rooted in the reality of our global partners and stakeholders, demonstrating the consequences of decisions made in Brussels on the lives of people in different contexts and in different parts of the world. We believe that Southern voices need to be heard and listened to in the European Union.

Humanitarian Policy & Practice (HPP) and Development Policy & Practice (DPP) are our core thematic areas. HPP and DPP are supported by / intersect with special projects (which are currently on Migration and Displacement, Climate Justice, Food Security, and the Middle East) which all contribute to our commitment to holistic, inclusive and sustainable development.

We are part of ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together), a global coalition of more than 150 relief and development agencies. Our integration strengthens our combined ability to influence global processes, adding our EU advocacy and policy expertise to ACT Alliance’s advocacy work in the global South and with the United Nations, and vice-versa. As part of ACT Alliance we are united in the common task of all Christians to manifest God’s unconditional love for all people. We work towards a world community where all God’s creation lives with dignity, justice, peace and full respect for human rights and the environment. We follow the overall guiding principles of ACT Alliance and adhere to the quality and accountability framework of the ACT Alliance, in particular the ACT Code of Conduct.

ACT Alliance EU pursues rights-based development and principled humanitarian aid from a faith-based perspective, working to uphold the dignity of all human beings, irrespective of ethnicity, colour, gender, belief, nationality or political affiliation.