About us

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) was founded in 1986 as a network of European committees, organizations, NGOs and international solidarity movements, dedicated to the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom and justice. ECCP is based in Brussels and has a legal status as a non-profit organization under Belgian law.

1. ECCP OBJECTIVES: 

ECCP supports a ‘rights-based approach’ (focusing on the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people) as opposed to a ‘solution-based approach’.

a) The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination as enshrined in international law and relevant UN resolutions

b) An end to the 1967 occupation of all Arab lands, particularly the occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza, and its associated regime

c) The right of Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality

d) Respect, protection and promotion of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes as stipulated in UN Resolution 194

e) The unconditional release of all Palestinian prisoners

2. TOOLS TO ACHIEVE THESE OBJECTIVES

a) Realization and coordination of joint actions/campaigns

b) Promotion of the BDS Campaign and its objectives as laid out in the 2005 BDS Call

c) Advocacy in support of Palestinian prisoners

d) Support for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine

e) Pressure on European States and EU Institutions to

  • Respect international law and the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people
  • Take effective action to ensure Israeli adherence to international law
  • Deny Israel any preferential status until it complies with international law

f) Organization of civil missions to Palestine