As host country to several of the European Union’s institutions, Belgium is a key place for the PWYP campaign. Over a third of the world’s private extractive companies are listed in the EU.

Contact Person
Koen Warmenbol
Coalition of the Flemish North-South Movement - 11.11.11
Tel.+32- (0)2 536 11 40
[email protected]

Recent activities

12 June 2022 – The European Parliament voted through the Accounting and Transparency Directives by a huge majority. These oblige all EU listed, and large non-listed, companies to publish what they pay to the governments where they operate. You can read PWYP’s press release here

9 April 2022 – A milestone for PWYP as the EU reaches a deal on the EU Accounting Directive for country- and project-level reporting for extractive companies. You can find out more by reading PWYP’s press release.

March 2013 – The Third Annual Raw Materials Conference took place in Brussels.

April 2012: open letter to president Kabila of DRC protesting against activities of oil exploration in the Virunga park (the oldest park in Africa, recognized as World Heritage Site)

13 - 16 March 2022 International Expert Meeting on No-Go-Zones

12 March 2012: International Workshop on Free and Prior Informed Consent

10 – 14 October 2021: Lobby tour with Javier Diez Canseco (member of parliament in Peru) on new Peruvian Law on Free and Prior Informed Consent

9 September 2021: Formation/seminar on Natural Ressources: perspectives and actions on peace and development

16 July 2022: Round Table on Natural Resources and Development in DRC

May – June 2011: contributions to Report on Raw materials of the European Parliament

October 2010: Seminar during the European Development Days 2010: Policy coherence towards the good governance of natural resources and its contribution to sustainable development. How to direct the European Raw Materials strategy in order to fulfill the goals of internal and external sustainable development