AIDS Action Europe was established in 2004 and has grown to be one of the largest HIV-related networks in the region. Our network reaches beyond the borders of the European Union and covers all 53 countries in Europe and Central Asia.
Our mission is to bring together civil society to work towards a more effective response to the HIV epidemic in Europe and Central Asia.
Members of our network comprise a diversity of about 450 NGOs, national networks, AIDS service organisations, activists and community based groups of people living with HIV.
The AIDS Action Europe office is based in Berlin and is responsible for the overall network management of AIDS Action Europe.
As co-chair of the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum and member of the HIV/AIDS Think Tank, advocacy is one of the core activities. The network's linking and learning activities are also coordinated by this office. This includes the content management of the website and the Clearinghouse.
AIDS Action Europe is governed by a Steering Committee of 8 members. The Committee comes together twice a year and has six-weekly conference calls. Minutes of the meetings are published on this website.
Steering Committee Principles
Download a more detailed description of the principles, functions and governance of the Steering Committee.
The members spend their time (around 10 days per year) and energy in AIDS Action Europe on a voluntary basis. The term for each Steering Committee member is 3 years, each Steering Committee member can be re-elected once. For institutional memory and ease of working, there will be a staggered turnover of 3-4 Steering Committee members yearly. There are fixed seats for a representative of Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe (as host organisation of AIDS Action Europe); the co-chair of the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum and a representative of EATG. Click to download an overview of the terms of our current steering committee members.