Who we are
Countdown 2015 Europe is a consortium of 16 leading European non-governmental organizations working to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries.
Since 2004, the consortium has established itself as Europe’s leading collective voice on the importance of addressing the global unmet need for family planning.
In European countries and with the EU Institutions, Countdown 2015 Europe holds donors to account for their policy and funding commitments to achieve universal access to reproductive health and address the unmet need for family planning.
It also collects data and creates resources for policymakers, donors and civil society organizations to more effectively advocate for reproductive health and family planning in national, European and international fora.
Europe-wide and internationally, the consortium is a vehicle for collective advocacy within the European Institutions and with EU policymakers, and represents European organizations in international fora.
Nationally (within European countries), Countdown 2015 Europe is a knowledge base and source of collaboration for consortium partners working with their own governments to increase support for family planning.
The group’s advocacy efforts are supported by a number of evidence-gathering activities, including tracking European donor spending on family planning and reproductive health in developing countries.
Countdown 2015 Europe makes the evidence it gathers available through its resources. These are used to inform policies, statements and strategies among policymakers and civil society organizations.