The ‘Europe We Want’ is a politically independent campaign that encourages a debate on achieving a fairer Europe at home and abroad at the upcoming European Parliament elections on 22-25 May 2014. The campaign was set up in April 2014 by a broad alliance of leading European civil society organisations.
The newly elected MEPs need to strengthen participatory democracy and promote active citizenship through consultation and dialogue processes and the inclusion of mandatory provisions for the participation and consultation of civil society actors in all EU legislative text impacting on citizens’ rights and livelihoods inside and outside Europe.
We need to tackle inequality at its root, both in Europe and beyond, and in accordance with the core values and principles of the EU. The new Parliament has to push for greater tax justice, the fair and sustainable use of natural resources, a fairer system of food production, and climate justice for all through greater EU climate action.
In crisis, there is an opportunity to reinvent the European social model and put Europe on a stronger and fairer footing in the world. This means thinking about justice, human rights, poverty and inequality both inside and outside the EU. The new EP and the new EC have to demonstrate strong commitment to policy coherence for development.
Post EP elections – What is at stake now for the #Europewewant? Wednesday, 28 May 12.45h- 14.00h, moderated by CONCORD director Seamus Jeffreson Watch live below and join the debate on Twitter using the hashtag #EuropeWeWant Prezi presentation of new EU Parliament Pre-election events A first event was CONCORD Italia’s meeting in Rome on 5 […]
(Brussels, 26/05/2014) The results of the European Parliament elections held between 22-25 May have been marked by a rise in Eurosceptic and extremist parties, despite centrist groups coming out on top overall. The vote comes as inequality and poverty have been on the rise within Europe since the onset of the financial crisis. Commenting on […]
Dear colleagues and friends, In the days to come, millions of EU citizens will have the opportunity to cast their vote on a new European Parliament. EU citizens in the Netherlands and the UK will begin tomorrow, 22 May. The latest polling results, which can be found here, have shown a worrying rise in voting […]
Want to do something to end poverty? Ask your MEP to be coherent! by Blandine Bouniol, with comments from Evert-Jan Brouwer, Javier Pereira, Fotini Palailogou, Aislinn MacCauley, Lies Craeynest Eradicating global poverty is the primary objective of the European Union when it comes to cooperation with developing countries. At least it should be. Perhaps […]
How can we tolerate that the European Union loses around € 1 trillion a year in taxes? Why should poor countries keep losing US$950 billion in illicit financial flows a year, whilst knowing that this is seven times the annual amount they receive in aid? When will we have the political will to stop wealthy […]
A European Parliament for human rights We want a Europe where human rights are respected. Where human rights are at the forefront of EU policies at home and abroad. This means that governments, institutions and elected representatives, as “duty-bearers”, need these to respect the core of principles and obligations of European law and international treaties and […]
Vote for a European Parliament that stands for gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment and rights Gender equality and promoting women’s rights and empowerment are cornerstones of human rights and critical for development, both within and outside of Europe. When women enjoy equal political, economic, social and cultural rights, their productivity can be unleashed, […]
Video from Eurodad In May 2014, tax campaigners from across Europe gathered outside the European Parliament calling for candidates in the upcoming elections to ensure that fighting tax dodging and promoting financial transparency is at the top of their agenda. Show your support by sharing this film on social media!
EuropeWeWant interviews: Klaus RUDISCHHAUSER on what to expect from the new EU Commission in 2014.
Contribution from the Climate Action Network Europe With the European elections approaching, CAN Europe wanted to provide the European public with some background information on how Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and their national & European political parties have voted on climate and energy issues in the last five years. Were they supportive or […]
The VOTE4FT – Vote for Fair Trade – campaign brings Fair Trade organisations from around Europe to advocate together for Fair Trade to be included in the policy agenda of the European Union. The campaign empowers EU citizens to have a dialogue with EU policy-makers and take a pro-active role in shaping EU policies.