Encouragement of contact and co-operation between the Buddhists in Europe and the development of friendly relations between Buddhist organizations are its main object. At present there are more than 50 member organisations from 16 European countries exchanging information and experience. The Inter-Buddhist dialogue is one of the priorities of EBU. The BTE (Buddhist Teachers in Europe) is one of the projects initiated by EBU to promote this dialogue between dharma-teachers active in Europe.
At present its executive board consists of Buddhists from France, Italy, Germany and Austria, belonging to different schools of Theravada and Mahayana. A council of experienced Buddhists support the work of the board. The Annual General Meeting attracts delegates from a dozen European countries.