As a signal of their cooperation and unity, and as a basis for pushing forward their common Green agenda on the European level, every five years the EGP’s member parties from within the European Union join forces to draft and adopt a common manifesto.
The process involves a Working Group, comprised of delegates from EGP Member Parties from the EU, and an Editorial Group consisting of a smaller number of participants – the Editorial Group prepares drafts for discussion by the Working Group. Both groups meet on a regular basis, and information flows constantly in both directions. Further on in the process, at an advanced drafting phase, the manifesto is presented to the EGP Council. Afterwards, it is voted on and adopted by an EGP Electoral Congress.
* Please note, the Irish Green Party / Comhaontas Glas was unable to agree to, and Alternattiva Demokratika registered their objection to the following: “Sexual and reproductive rights are essential elements of human dignity. We Greens defend the right of self-determination over our own bodies.
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Common Manifesto 2014
The process of drafting a Common Manifesto for the European Elections 2014 started in April 2013. A preliminary version of the Manifesto was presented and discussed at the EGP Council in November 2013; the final version of the Common Manifesto was unanimously adopted by delegates at the EGP Electoral Congress in February 2014.
For the European Elections in 1999 the European Green Party (then still the European Federation of Green Parties) - for the first time - set up a mechanism for the creation of a common Green manifesto, a common Green vision by and for all Green member parties. Together with a Common Campaign (first used in the European Elections in 2004) the Common Manifesto is a cornerstone of the European Green’s effort in uniting and strengthening the efforts of all its EU member parties, to fight for a Greener and more democratic Europe.
Find the previous manifestos below.
|“A Common Green Manifesto for the 1999 European elections”||175.24 KB|
|Common Manifesto 2004||1.2 MB|
|Common Manifesto 2009 -“A Green New Deal for Europe”||422.6 KB|
|2014 Manifesto.pdf||12.95 MB|
|Manifeste Commun 2014.pdf||12.96 MB|