R07: TOWARDS THE EU ELECTIONS 2024: THE GREEN VISION AND THE GREEN CAMPAIGN
One year from now, European citizens will have a decisive choice. The European
elections will be a vote of direction: going backwards following the false
promise of restoring the good old times or going forward: optimistic and
determined to build a liveable future for all together.
Many challenges are ahead of us. Crisis mode has become our new reality.
- AM-21-1 Groen
- AM-8-1 Green Party of England and Wales
- AM-9-1 Green Party of England and Wales
- AM-10-3 Green Party of England and Wales
- AM-14-1 Green Party of England and Wales
- AM-15-1 Green Party of England and Wales
But the European Union has proven to be a solution for the crises, not only to
respond to them. In times of a global pandemic, we have seen a European Union of
solidarity as our protection shield. We have brutally been reminded that the
European Union needs to live up to its promise of being a peace project, that
defends our values. While Putin’s war of aggression aimed at dividing us, a
wave of solidarity with the people of Ukraine fighting for a free democratic
society brought us closer together than ever. While democracy, the rule of law
and our self-determination are under attack in several Member States, not long
ago, brave demonstrators in Georgia reminded us that the European Union remains
a place for longing for all those that fight for a more democratic, more just,
and more open society. The climate crisis has long reached Europe with droughts,
heat waves and floodings, while the European Union took bold first steps within
the EU Green Deal to become a net zero continent. This is the reality in which
the next European elections will take place: Multiple crises challenging the
European project on the one hand, tremendous assurance that our common future
can only be a strong, united and assertive European Union based on solidarity on
As European Greens, with a common vision to face one of the most turbulent
moments in recent history, we stand ready to fight for this this European Union
alongside our partners in civil society.
We stand ready to build our future together with activists, artists, local
change makers, scientists, sustainable businesses, trade unions, CSOs,
environmental groups, educators, farmers and citizens who develop new ideas and
who show that another world is possible. For us it’s clear: crises are not a
given, it is up to political decisions and direction to address them. It is up
In 2024 more than ever, we need to understand these crises together, we need
credible solutions on our common path towards a liveable future where everyone
has a say. This future is possible.
And we, as European Greens, will fight for this future. This is our political
A workable plan to implement robust and long-term policies to fight climate
change, to protect biodiversity, to organise the energy, transport, and the
agricultural transition, to drive the continent towards a fossil free circular
economy creating good jobs with adequate wages.
As there will be no climate justice without social justice, a fair package to
create a social Europe where all Europeans have access to properly financed
public services, where no one is left behind, where everyone receives proper
education, affordable housing, where youth unemployment is ending, where
redistribution is the driver of European fiscal and tax policy and where
workers’ rights are upheld.
- AM-47-1 Vihreät - De Gröna
- AM-49-1 Groen
- AM-47-2 Green Party of England and Wales
- AM-49-2 Green Party of England and Wales
A solid project to build a feminist, inclusive and anti-racist Europe, a federal
Europe, capable of protecting and sharing its values at global level, where rule
of law and democracy are guaranteed, and where no European citizen’s right can
be taken away.
A clear vision of the role that the EU needs to play in the world. An EU that is
a global leader on climate and social policies, that strives for global justice
and strengthens multilateralism upholding human rights, democracy, feminism and
environmental standards while cooperating with its global partners on eye level,
acknowledging its global responsibility and interdependencies as opportunities.
This is how we want to protect our freedoms, our values, our rights and our
And we have already started.
- AM-59-1 Vihreät - De Gröna
- AM-59-2 Groen
- AM-60-1 Bündnis90/Die Grünen
- AM-60-2 Green Party of England and Wales
In six EU governments and in major European regions and cities, Greens are
providing solutions that improve people’s quality of life, protect the planet,
guarantee more rights for the most vulnerable.
In the European Parliament, the strongest Green Group to date has for years
fought determinately to implement the Green Deal, a project that European Greens
have proposed since the 2008. While other political forces are still questioning
whether the EU should protect the social rights of is inhabitants, the Greens
are building on a Social Europe, guaranteeing a live in dignity to all.
And we are not doing this alone.
- AM-71-1 Green Party of England and Wales
- AM-72-1 Green Party of England and Wales
- AM-73-1 Esquerra Verda
- AM-73-2 Green Party of England and Wales
Every day in our societies, people are putting this dream of making Europe an
open and democratic space into practice. Every day in Europe, activists are
mobilising for climate, for social justice, for human rights, for a bright
liveable future, mayors are opening their cities to refugees and innovative
green solutions improve people’s lives. Our political project is based on
their fights, on their energy, on their commitment and will to build a fair,
democratic, feminist and green world.
It is therefore with the strength of our unity and with the richness of our
diversity, from Berlin to Lisbon, from Paris to Athens, from the northern
forests of Finland to the shores of Malta, from government ministers to
activists in the streets that we are standing ready, as European greens, for the
campaign that shall lead to a common success in 2024.
COMMON EUROPEAN GREEN CAMPAIGN 2024
Our world has evolved rapidly since the last European elections in 2019. As the
pandemic and the war brought Europeans closer together than ever, we as European
Greens are more united than ever, and sharing the same values, principles, and
vision for Europe.
We further developed a European project based on the unwavering conviction that
national governments alone cannot face the challenges of today. The European
project is more important than ever. We will run a strong pro-European campaign
and build on the current momentum of European solidarity in the face of multiple
crises. European integration is at the core of our political project.
Our Green family has evolved. We will enter the campaign with the most diverse
composition of our political family to date, ranging from parties who are in
local and national government in diverse coalitions, to parties with no national
or regional representation. More parties have joined us, growing our impact
across Europe especially in the East and South.
The role of the European Green Party and of this common campaign for the next
European Elections is essential. We guarantee cohesion, and ensure that we are
all rowing in the same direction despite our diversity. We will put a strong
emphasis on highlighting the Green successes at all levels, and ensure that our
priorities for the next mandate of the European Parliament are crystal clear.
For this we will engage in dialogue with civil society to be their partners on
our common path.
With our campaign, we aim at achieving the best result we ever achieved in
European elections. We want to grow as a group with more MEPs from more
countries making us a more diverse yet even more united and therefore even
stronger political force in the next term. This will position us to be at the
centre of future majorities in the next European Parliament and have
representation in the next European Commission, always with the goal of
implementing as much of our common manifesto as possible. During our campaign,
we also want to grow as a political party, which will jointly fight for what we
believe in, support, share and learn from each other while cooperating closer
than ever with our partners in civil society.
INVOLVEMENT MEMBER PARTIES & PARTNERS
To achieve these goals, we will develop our common campaign together with our
member parties and partners.
Following a series of preliminary discussion groups, the Editorial Working Group
is leading the drafting of the manifesto process guided by the Manifesto Working
Group, composed of representatives from all EU member parties in close
cooperation and exchange with our civil society partners. We will adopt our
Manifesto at an Extended Congress in early 2024, together with a list of
The work on the common campaign work is guided by the Campaign Working, which
consists of representatives of the EU member parties. They will ensure close
coordination between the national and European campaigns, discuss, and provide
input on the EGP campaign, bring the necessary knowledge of the national
campaign, and share information about the EGP campaign within their party. The
Campaign Advisory Group consists of a small group of campaign experts and
politicians that will provide support in further defining the campaign.
Cooperation with partners
Throughout the last years, we have worked on ever closer relationships,
cooperation and strategic alignment with the Green Group in the European
Parliament and the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG). For our upcoming
campaign, this cooperation will be vital. We will be involved in the Information
Campaign of the Green Group and the facilitation of information transfer to the
member parties. We will coordinate on key campaign messages and collaborate on
the organisation of a Social Summit in Madrid this autumn. Our cooperation with
FYEG will be key to create a strong mobilisation of young and first-time voters.
COMMON POSITION BUILDING
We have already started the process of drafting a common manifesto that will
present our Green vision for Europe and will function as our political programme
during the campaign. With this we aim to bring the European Green parties closer
by fostering further dialogue on our common vision, positions, and policy
proposals for the European Union.
We can only push for the fundamental transition of our societies and economies
if we build strong bonds with other societal actors. Within the common campaign,
we want to build stronger connections with civil society, citizens’ movements,
trade unions, sustainable businesses, youth and seniors’ organisations,
scientific community, in respect of our respective roles. We will involve them
at an early stage in the process of drafting our common manifesto. It is time
for a different style of politics. We will open upto new thinking and connect
further with partners, including trade unions and the business sector. We need
to open up politics to more people, and will use the Tilt platform to source
ideas for our manifesto from the Tilt community and beyond.
COMMON MESSAGE & TONE
We will enter the campaign with possibly the most diverse composition of our
political family to date. In our campaign we will balance our strong vision and
plans for a sustainable and fair Europe, while also highlighting the successes
we are delivering for citizens. Our message will have to be positive, yet
realistic. Hopeful and brave, yet firm and unapologetic.
Greens across Europe are delivering for citizens every day, on local and
national level, in opposition and government. We will gather information about
all our common Green successes and share and feature these within our common
campaign, so that parties can make wide use of this and maximise the impact of
Green successes throughout Europe.
Green Data Network
With the Green Data Network, we will ensure that our decisions on strategy are
data-based. The network will connect staff members of the member parties,
partners, foundations and academics that work on Green issues.
COMMON ENGAGEMENT & ACTION
With our campaign, we want to strengthen the European dimension of the European
elections. We will Europeanise to the maximum extent the debate around the EU
elections, especially in those countries where our presence is quite strong.
- AM-181-1 Europe Ecologie - Les Verts
- AM-182-1 Bündnis90/Die Grünen
- AM-181-2 Green Party of England and Wales
To fully Europeanise this election campaign, the European Greens strongly
believes in the concept of leading candidates. As in the past, we will continue
to insist that voters deserve a democratic and transparent process when it comes
to the choice of the President of the European Commission. We will havetwo
leading candidates, elected at an Extended Congress in early 2023 through the
delegates of the member parties. Our Green leading candidates will run for the
The Green leading candidates will be the public faces of our common campaign.
They will tour across Europe, participating in public election debates and
campaign events of our member parties.
Member Party Support and Capacity-Building
Our common campaign aims to support our member parties both in the months
leading up to the 2024 European elections, as well as work towards the broader
and long-term goals of the European Greens. We will survey our members parties
on their needs, in order for the common campaign to best serve our diverse
organisational and political contexts. We aim for our manifesto and other
campaign elements to be widely used and as useful to our member parties as
possible. And we will continue to support the long-term perspectives and
capacities of our member parties, also beyond the European elections.
Digital focus & community management
Our campaign will have a strong digital focus and put a strong emphasis on
community management, in order to activate and engage the many communities we
have created and fostered in the last years to be active within our European
election campaign. Our TILT community will be a central component, in addition
to the communities we have organised around the Local Councillors Network,
Campaign Handbook, European Greens Podcast as well as donors and volunteers.
We have invested in further defining and developing several projects throughout
the last years that we will now be able to employ as key elements of our common
campaign. Our Tilt platform will focus on organising and mobilising communities
and multipliers, as well as supporting member parties and candidates in
profiling themselves as part of a transnational political movement. We will be
able to test campaign messages with this community, and run Get Out The Vote
activities to increase awareness and turnout for the European elections.
The Campaign Handbook will be our central hub to facilitate campaign trainings
for Green candidates and campaigners in view of the European elections. We will
continue to support member parties in campaign strategies, tools, and ideas, and
foster relationships and exchange on communications and campaign level.
Green Communications Network
The Green Communications Network connects campaign, communications and press
staff of the member parties and partners with the aim to network and share best
practices and information on the EU election campaign(s) and distribute the EGP
campaign within the campaign and communication teams of the member parties.
Local Councillors Network
Our Local Councillors Network will focus on the connection between the European
and local level in all its upcoming activities. The network of local
representatives will be able to function as multipliers and deliver our messages
as the Green representatives often closest to citizens.
- AM-2-6 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-3-8 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-4-8 (Groen)
- AM-8-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-9-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-10-3 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-14-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-15-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-21-1 (Groen)
- AM-24-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-27-1 (Esquerra Verda)
- AM-37-1 (Groen)
- AM-40-1 (Bündnis90/Die Grünen)
- AM-47-1 (Vihreät - De Gröna)
- AM-47-2 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-49-1 (Groen)
- AM-49-2 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-59-1 (Vihreät - De Gröna)
- AM-59-2 (Groen)
- AM-60-1 (Bündnis90/Die Grünen)
- AM-60-2 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-63-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-66-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-71-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-72-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-73-1 (Esquerra Verda)
- AM-73-2 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-102-1 (Groen)
- AM-104-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-112-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-123-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-131-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-134-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-150-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-153-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-181-1 (Europe Ecologie - Les Verts)
- AM-181-2 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-182-1 (Bündnis90/Die Grünen)
- AM-191-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)
- AM-196-1 (Vihreät - De Gröna)
- AM-205-1 (Miljöpartiet de gröna)
- AM-213-1 (Green Party of England and Wales)