About EDRi

We are an association of civil and human rights organisations from across Europe. We defend rights and freedoms in the digital environment.

Information technology has a revolutionary impact on our society. It has boosted freedom of communication and democracy but has also led to new approaches to surveillance and is increasingly used to impose restrictions on fundamental rights. We ensure that citizens’ rights and freedoms in the online environment are respected whenever they are endangered by the actions of political bodies or private organisations.

EDRi’s key priorities for the next years are privacy, surveillance, net neutrality and copyright reform.

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EDRi is an international non-profit association (AISBL) under Belgium law granted by decree Nr7/CDLF/14.853/S of 12 February 2003 and registered in Brussels (n° BE0866.466.752). EDRi is registered in the EU Register of Interest Representatives under the number 16311905144-06. See public profile on the EU Register. The statutes of European Digital Rights are available in English and French.

Founded in June 2002, the Brussels office re-opened in 2009 and has expanded from one to six employees over the past years. The Board is composed of three members.

You can find our corporate fundraising policy here.


President: Andreas Krisch
Verein für Internet-Benutzer Österreichs (VIBE!AT) – Austria

Vice-President: Katarzyna Szymielewicz
Panoptykon – Poland

Treasurer: Ot Van Daalen
Amsterdam – Netherlands

You may reach the board via e-mail at board [at] edri.org

Brussels office

You can get in touch with the Brussels office via e-mail at brussels [at] edri.org


Statutory membership is restricted to not-for-profit, non-governmental organisations whose goals include the defence and promotion of civil rights in the field of information- and communication technology. Organisations that wish to join should contact European Digital Rights via board email or one of its members.

If you are a registered organisation, please download the form ODTPDF and send it back to brussels [at] edri.org.

If you are an individual applying for observer status, please download the form ODTPDF and send it back to brussels [at] edri.org.

The members of European Digital Rights are (in alphabetic order):

Access Now – International
apti3 Association for Technology and Internet (APTI) – Romania
Article-19_logo Article 19 – United Kingdom
ALCEI_logo ALCEI – Italy
alternatif-bilisim_logo Alternatif Bilişim Derneği (Alternatif Bilişim) – Turkey
 BoF_2 Bits of Freedom – Netherlands
ccc_logo Chaos Computer Club (CCC e.V.) – Germany
DRI Digital Rights – Ireland
logo-DC Digitalcourage e.V. – Germany (former Foebud)
digiges Digitale Gesellschaft – Germany
dfri_logo DFRI – Sweden
  effi Electronic Frontier Finland (EFFI) – Finland
 eff_logo Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – USA
  fiff_2 Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (FIfF e.V.) – Germany
fipr_logo2 Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) – United Kingdom
fitug Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft (FITUG e.V.) – Germany
logo_isoc_en Internet Society Bulgaria
IT-pol_logo IT-Political Association of Denmark (IT-Pol) – Denmark
 iure_logo Iuridicum Remedium – Czech Republic
 initiativefuernetzfreiheit_logo Initiative für Netzfreiheit (IfNf)- Austria
 liga_logo2 Liga voor Mensenrechten – Belgium
metamorphosis Metamorphosis – Macedonia
nowoczesnapolska_logo Modern Poland Foundation, Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska – Poland
 nodo_logo Nodo50.org – Spain
OpenRightsGroup_logo Open Rights Group – UK
 Drukowanie Panoptykon Foundation – Poland
logo Privacy International
quisse quintessenz – Austria
Statewatch Statewatch – UK
vibe_logo VIBE!AT – Austria
vrijschrift_logo Vrijschrift – The Netherlands


  • Maurice Wessling – The Netherlands
  • Gus Hosein, Privacy International – UK / USA
  • Simon Davies – UK
  • Marco Ciurcina – Italy
  • Jonas Maebe – Belgium
  • Yvonne Ebner – AEDH
  • Norbert Bollow – Switzerland
  • Cedric Laurant – Belgium
  • Jérémie Zimmerman – La Quadrature du Net, France
  • Simona Levi – Spain, Xnet
  • Sandra Mamitzsch – AK Vorrat, Germany
  • Edward Hasbrouck – Papers Please, USA
  • Rikke Frank Jørgensen – Denmark
  • Marc Rotenberg – EPIC, USA
  • Petr Kucera – Czech Republic
  • Christiana Mauro – Hungary
  • André Loconte – NURPA, Belgium
  • Alexander Sander – Germany, NoPNR
  • Axel Arnbak – Netherlands
  • Sean Gallagher – Index on Censorship
  • Karsten Neumann – Vereinigung für Datenschutz, Germany
  • André Meister – AK Zensur, Germany
  • Nicole Ebber – Wikimedia, Germany
  • Siim Tuisk – Estonia
  • Christian Mihr – Reporter ohne Grenzen, Germany
  • Djordje Krivokapic – SHARE Foundation, Serbia
  • Ot van Daalen – Netherlands
  • Cedric Knight – GreenNet, UK
  • Meryem Marzouki – France/Tunisia
  • Erich Moechel- Austria
  • Maria Świetlik – Poland
  • Tana Sramkova- SOIT, Slovakia
  • Leandro – Pangea, Spain
  • Ulf Buermeyer- Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte, Germany
  • Joris van Hoboken – Belgium
  • Ruth Coustick-Deal – OpenMedia, Canada