Protection International is a member of the EU-LAT Network (former CIFCA and Grupo SUR), which is a pluralistic network of European movements and organizations that promote solidarity between the people of Latin America and Europe. This is done through advocacy actions to promote participatory European policies, with a gender perspective, that contribute to the comprehensive respect for human rights, democratization and sustainable development in Latin America.


Protection International is also a member of the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc), which works on and in the Great Lakes region. EurAc supports civil society organisations in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda in their efforst to promote peace, the defence of human rights and development. Its mission is to carry out advocacy work towards the European Union to ensure a long ,coherent and sustainable engagmeent by the EU and its member states, integrated to a regional approach, in order to help the Great Lakes region build a better future.

Protection International is a partner of the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism, established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most difficult situations worldwide. This consortium of 12 international and regional human rights organisations implement the European Human Rights Mechanism.

“International civil society implementing the EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism”

Protection International is also a member of the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) an informal grouping of NGOs operating at the EU-level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and conflict prevention. HRDN’s vision is that human rights and democracy are placed at the heart of the EU’s internal and external policy agenda. This vision should manifest itself in an EU which effectively protects human rights at home and is a force for positive change in the world.

In pursuit of this vision, the network aims to influence EU and EU Member States’ human rights policies and the programming of their funding instruments in order to promote democracy, human rights and sustainable peace.

For more information on HRDN visit their website or troika [at] (contact the Troika).