What is the EGP?
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The European Green Party is a European political party that is also known as the European Greens.
We bring together national parties that share the same Green values, and who are active across the entire European continent - both within the European Union and beyond.
We’re striving for a Green transformation of Europe and its economy, that will bring about a progressive and sustainable future for all its citizens.
As mentioned in the EU Treaties, our job is to "contribute to forming European awareness and to express the political will of the citizens of the European Union."
The European Green Party works very closely with the Greens-EFA group in the European Parliament. As a Europarty, it is the European Greens and its national Member Parties that run and contest the European elections. Once the elections are over, the elected Green candidates take up a seat in the Greens-EFA group as Members of the European Parliament.
Among other things, our positions focus on strengthening human rights, tackling climate change, creating good jobs, empowering young people and building a strong, democratic Europe.
The European Green Party was born on 22 February 2004, when 34 pan-European Member Parties gathered for the Fourth Congress of the European Federation of Green Parties, which took place in Rome.
The European Greens were the first to evolve from a federation to a full-fledged European Political Party, a testament of our commitment to building a united Europe that delivers to its citizens.
The first goal of the newly established European Green Party was to focus on the 2004 European Parliament elections, which was the first time a common election campaign was run all throughout Europe.
Since then, the European Green Party has further developed its structures to amplify the political expression of its Member Parties. Among other things, this includes the ability to have common policy positions, mutual election manifestos and uniformity in European election campaigns. All this is possible thanks to the funding that the European Parliament grants to European Political Parties.
The European Green Party hosts a Council meeting twice a year. During these events, delegates from all our Member Parties meet to set our political direction, which revolves around the development of the European project and its values. They also vote on resolutions, membership to the party and the elected bodies within the organisation. The location of each Council is different, and therefore takes place in various cities throughout Europe.
Finance Advisory Board
You can contact the board on firstname.lastname@example.org
Current members of the Finance Advisory Board (2016 - 2019):
- Madeleine Petrovic (Die Grünen)
- Mike Mathias (Déi Gréng)
- Ute Michel (Green Party of England and Wales)
In total, it consists of six members that serve for three years. Half of the members are part of the European Green Party’s Committee. The other three members are elected by the Council and are delegates from our Members Parties. It is re-elected after a term of three years.
You can contact the Amendments Committee on email@example.com
Current members of the Amendments Committee (2015 - 2018):
- Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield (Committee member)
- Oras Tynkkynen (Committee member)
- Peter Ungar (Committee member)
- Alexandra Medwedeff (Die Grünen)
- Gheorge Zugravu (Partidul Verde Ecologist)
- Janik Feuerhahn (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
The Conciliation Panel’s task is to settle disputes within the European Green Party. Disputes can occur from the interpretation or use of our Statutes (PDF) and Rule book (PDF), or other operational matters. Disputes may occur between Member Parties, delegates or bodies of the European Greens, and the Conciliation Panel has the authority to settle these issues.
The panel has a minimum of five members and a maximum of nine. They are elected for a period of three years.
You can contact the Conciliation Panel on firstname.lastname@example.org
Current members of the Conciliation Panel (2016 - 2019):
- Agneta Börjesson (Miljöpartiet de Gröna)
- Brigitte Brozio (Europe Écologie Les Verts)
- Frieda Jans (Groen)
- Jan Philipp Albrecht (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
- John Gormley (Comhaontas Glas)
- Sergi Alegre Calero (Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds)