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. AAE is governed by a Steering Committee of 9 members, its office is hosted by the Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe e.V. and based in Berlin, Germany.
AIDS Action Europe Office
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.
Executive Coordinator Michael Krone
Project Manager Ferenc Bagyinszky
Communications Coordinator Oksana Panochenko
AIDS Action Europe Steering Committee
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
The Steering Committee acts as the governing body of AIDS Action Europe on all programmatic issues concerning policy, strategy, finance, monitoring and evaluation.
The Steering Committee should be composed by individuals from members or partners of AIDS Action Europe.
The composition of the Steering Committee should be balanced in terms of HIV status, gender and geographic representation.
Steering Committee members attend on a personal title and in recognition of their personal expertise. Therefore, seats at the Steering Committee are not transferable automatically from one person to another within organisations.
Find the terms of reference of the Steering Committee Member of AAE below.
The members spend their time (around 15 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. The Steering Committee elects its Chair for a period of 2 years according to the terms of reference of the Chair of the Steering Committee of AAE (document below).
The Civil Society Forum (CSF) is an informal advisory body established in 2005 by the European Commission to facilitate the participation of NGOs and networks, including those representing People Living with HIV/AIDS, in European policy development and implementation as well as to exchange information. The Civil Society is co-chaired by the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and AIDS ACtion Europe (AAE). Please click here to download the terms of reference for co-chair of the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum.
AIDS Action Europe Members and Partners
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.
Membership and partnership is free and open to all. Before you apply, please read all restrictions of membership and partnership here.
If you represent a civil society organisation (non-governmental, faith-based, community-based, patient-based organisation or a professional association or national network) based in one of the 53 countries of the European continent and active in the field of HIV/AIDS, you can register as a member of AIDS Action Europe.
If you are not a civil society organisation, we invite you to become a partner of AIDS Action Europe. Partnership is open to organisations working in the 'first" and "second" sectors as well as international networks and institutions active in the field of HIV/AIDS in Europe and/or Central Asia. Apply as partner organisation.