The European Union
In 2008, FoEI started working in partnership with the IPS news agency on a three-year project to increase awareness in Europe about major challenges to and achievements concerning sustainable development in the South.
In 2009 hundreds of news items quoting Friends of the Earth messages were published and aired by a broad spectrum of media organizations, ranging from the world's leading newspapers and TV news programs, such as the Financial Times and CNN, through to alternative news sources including the IPS news agency and Indymedia.
In April 2009, Friends of the Earth International organized a one-day training for campaigners in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, during which participants started developing a federation-wide communications strategy on food sovereignty. During a skill-share, participants also improved their media messaging skills.
The EJRN Program’s objective is to build sustainable societies by building people’s power and dismantling corporate power, stopping corporate-led neo-liberalism and globalization, and challenging the institutions and governments that promote unequal and unsustainable economic systems.