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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.
Congresses are organised every five years. They are larger events than the Council meetings, and therefore host more delegates.
Finance Advisory Board
The Finance Advisory Board supports the treasurer and the Committee in all matters that concern the party’s budget. The board has three members and is re-elected after a term of three years.
You can contact the board on firstname.lastname@example.org
Current* members of the Finance Advisory Board:
- Christian Kmiotek (Déi Gréng)
- Nadia van Huisstede (GroenLinks)
The Amendments Committee supports the management of votes on resolutions and other documents throughout the Council meetings.
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* (April 2023) members of the Amendments Committee:
- Benedetta De Marte (Secretary General)
- Sibylle Steffan (Committee member)
- Mina Jack Tolu (Committee member)
- Janik Feuerhahn (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
- Sam Murray (Federation of Young European Greens)
- Kati Systä (Vihreät - De Gröna), co-opted member for the 37th EoCongress June 2023
* A by-election will be organised in June 2023
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 and Rule Book, 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:
- Ursula Berner
- Tetiana Bodun
- Ed Davitt
- Frieda Jans
- Imane Nadif