ECICW is the European Centre of the International Council of Women (ICW), which was founded in 1888 with the themes Equality, Development and Peace. ECICW, a non-governmental organisation, founded in Switzerland in 1961 and registered in Finland, has followed these concepts consistently.
Achieve equal rights and opportunities for women and men in all fields of society; empower women to make their voices heard and promote their participation in decision-making at national and European levels; work for peace and defend human rights; build networks for cooperation between women’s organizations in East and West European countries; study and monitor questions relating to the situation of women in Europe; present motions and statements and respond to initiatives from various European-level authorities.
- To make women’s opinions heard and to promote their participation in European decision-making institutions
- To promote collaboration among ECICW member organisations and co-operation with the International Council of Women as well as with other organisations and networks
- To collaborate with the Council of Europe, UN Agencies such as UNICEF and UNIFEM, and with the European Women’s Lobby.