What is ‘Europe We Want’?

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.

CONCORD is launching the campaign alongside organisations including the Climate Action Network, Fair Trade Advocacy Office,  Action for Global Health, the International Disability and Development Consortium, European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development & the European Foundation Centre.

Our calls:

Putting People First – 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.

Against inequality at home and abroad – 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.

For a fairer world – 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.

EuropeWeWant documents;

EuropeWeWant calls

CONCORD calls ahead of the EP elections_April 2014

EP political groups and parties

EP elections PD_final

Brief analysis of the EP elections results_CONCORD

National positions:


France: 10 engagements élections européennes (Coordination SUD)

Spain: La Europa que queremos (Coordinadora ONGD)

UK: EU elections manifesto (Bond)