R2: Hope in challenging times: Let’s make a green future possible in the 2024 European elections
The 2024 European elections will be like no European elections held before.
We only have a few years left to take and implement the right decisions to keep
our planet livable for humans: our air breathable, the water drinkable and
accessible to all, and biodiversity protected. The terrible heatwaves, forest
fires, droughts, and flooding of the last summer are the implacable results of
wrong political choices with huge social and economic consequences for our
societies and will only worsen in the near future if we do not change course
Autocrats are on the rise in Europe and with them, attacks on rule of law and
fundamental rights, especially on women and LGBTQIA+ rights, and on the European
project as such. Putin's brutal aggression against Ukraine has led to thousands
of innocent people losing their lives and millions of people being forced to the
flee the war. Fueled by our economies’ addiction to gas and oil from Russia, it
constitutes the biggest threat to the fundamental values of our societies, and
to peace in Europe.
The global energy and food crises are direct results of irresponsible and short-
sighted political decisions. They increase the existing social injustices and
fuel social anger by making the most vulnerable, those who contributed the least
to these crises, suffer from them the most. While at the same time, those who
are mainly responsible are not paying their share and are even profiting from
Our climate is in crisis, social inequalities are growing, and our democracies
are at risk.
Only a project that has always understood these dimensions together, only a
project based on a rational, science-based and humanist diagnosis of the current
crises can provide the right solutions.
This is exactly what our common green project is.
Nobody had predicted the timing of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, because we listen
to Scientists, we were not surprised when a zoonose paralyzed our lives. In
fact, we had been warning for decades about the global health risks of
deforestation and under-financing of essential sectors and public services and
were the first one advocating for a common debt instrument to ensure solidarity
in investments for recovery.
Nobody knew if, when and how Putin will aggress Ukraine. Yet, as a European
family, we always showed clarity in our stance against Putin’s regime. Greens in
all European countries had constantly warned against ties with the Russian
dictator and the risk for peace, security and climate that our dependency on
Russian gaz was posing. And as a matter of fact, we were united as European
Greens in condemning Putin’s aggression, calling for effective sanctions and in
calling for supporting the Ukrainian resistance.
Nobody knew the exact level of catastrophe the 2022 summer will bring. Yet,
because the scientists told us, because the IPCC wrote it in every single
report, we knew that the summer could be devastating and that numerous
environmental damages are already irreversible.
Greens emerged decades ago because the certainty that our growth-based, fossils
addicted and unjust model would drive humankind to ruin needed a political force
to be conveyed.
- AM-54-1 Groen
- AM-50-1 Ecolo
- AM-54-2 Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens
- AM-53-1 BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen
- AM-51-1 Esquerra Verda
Together, as European Greens, we have a credible, fair, democratic and positive
alternative to the devastation created by the deadly duel between the status quo
and authoritarianism, a path towards a world where the climate crises is tackled
and the planet’s boundaries are respected, towards clean air and healthy soils,
towards a society without discrimination, with equal rights and high social
protection. We built a European project based on the unwavering conviction that
together as Europeans we are stronger in tackling the crises than alone and that
only a strong European democracy can protect the general interest.
We are ready.
In 2019, the strength of the climate movement played a significant role in
propelling the Greens to a successful result in the European elections.
The green wave was a demonstration of an ongoing deep cultural change in the
society, of a powerful citizens’ will to see change happening and a source of
hope, echoed in many following elections at local, regional and national levels
In the European Parliament, we have been punching above our weight in passing
and implementing more ambitious legislation to tackle the biodiversity crisis
and climate emergency, in upholding social rights and wealth redistribution, in
giving the EU more tools to protect fundamental rights and freedom of European
citizens against autocrats.
In the eight national governments and in all the regions and cities with Greens
in responsibility, Greens are already making a difference on the ground. They
provide immediate solutions to people who cannot afford to pay their bills, who
need mobility options and who are facing precariousness and cannot participate
fully in society. They have started to shape the future by investing in
renewables, in green infrastructures, in public services, in innovative
citizens’ participative tools, in inclusive policies.
But we know that for the necessary changes to happen, we need to go way beyond.
The time where greens were visionary whistleblowers, alerting, denouncing,
warning against the impossibility of our economic model to be sustainable is
Time has come for the greens to be at the center of new majorities in Europe.
Time has come to build robust and long-term policies to fight climate change, to
protect biodiversity, to organize the energy and the agricultural transition not
only in Europe but also in recognition of Europe’s share of responsibility for
tackling these issues globally.
- AM-87-1 Federation of Young European Greens
- AM-87-2 Federation of Young European Greens
- AM-87-3 BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen
- AM-86-1 BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen
Time has come to create a social Europe where all Europeans have access to
properly financed public services, including health care and social protection,
where no one is left behind and where redistribution is the driver of European
fiscal and tax policy.
Time has come to build a feminist, inclusive and anti-racist Europe, with
reforms to protect fundamental rights and freedoms, equal rights for all, and to
fight against all types of discrimination in all areas. A federal Europe capable
of protecting and sharing its values at the global level, where rule of law is
guaranteed, and where no European citizen’s right can be threatened.
Time has come for the green project to stop being a project, to become a reality
for all - and it is our responsibility to make that happen.
The task ahead of us is not easy.
While many try to justify climate inaction because of the war in Ukraine, we
know now is the time to double our efforts.
While some try to play off the most vulnerable people and the climate crisis, we
know that the transition has to be just.
While others try to justify their inaction against autocrats because of both the
climate and social crisis, we know that the transition only works in democracies
where everyone has a say.
While some want to shatter it, we want to enhance and improve the Green deal.
But together, we will fight the backlash on the Green transition and the
backlash on fundamental rights. Together, our united answer to the insecurities
of our time is hope instead of fear and solidarity instead of further division.
We will fight for a society where the ability of all of us, today and tomorrow,
to lead a life of dignity and rights on a healthy planet will be ensured.
And we know that those who will be in power in the next years, in the most
decisive moment for humanity, will get to decide whether we tackle the climate
crisis, fight injustices, strengthen our common democracy, defend our rights and
values or whether we let a broken model destroy our social contract, our
democratic model and our planet.
That is why we take up our responsibility to reach out and convince as many
people as possible of our ideas with unshakable determination.
Towards 2024, we European Greens, in the most European campaign ever, want to
show the way to the most powerful idea of this century: the possibility of a
And to do so, we aim to:
- Build stronger connections with civil society, citizens’ movements, social
partners, youth organisations, scientific community, in respect of our
respective roles, by involving them in a listening process at an early
stage in view of the drafting of our Common Manifesto;
- Open up to new thinking and connect further with partners, including in
the business sector, in order to propose to European citizens the most
workable and credible plan to engage in the green transition;
- Continue our work to open up to and welcome new political forces who share
our values in our family and in our European campaign;
- Strengthen the European dimension of the European elections including by
standing strongly behind the Leading Candidates process and the call for
transnational lists and by Europeanizing to the maximum extent the debate
around the EU elections, especially in those countries where our presence
is quite strong;
- Contribute to significantly raise the turnout to the European elections
especially by focusing our campaign on first-time and young voters;
- Continue our intense cooperation with our partners from the Green Group in
the European Parliament, the Federation of Young European Greens and the
Green European Foundation;
- Continue to support the long-term perspectives and capacities of our
member parties also beyond the European elections;
- Bring the European Green parties closer by fostering the dialogue further
on our common vision and policies for the European Union;
- Achieve the best result we ever achieved in European elections, with more
MEPs from more countries, in order to make a green majority possible in
the next European Parliament and in the European Commission.
- AM-3-5 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-9-1 (Groen)
- AM-11-10 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-13-1 (Groen)
- AM-13-8 (Ecolo)
- AM-17-1 (Groen)
- AM-18-1 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-18-2 (BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen)
- AM-22-1 (Groen)
- AM-23-1 (Europe Ecologie - Les Verts)
- AM-24-1 (Groen)
- AM-27-1 (Groen)
- AM-28-1 (Europe Ecologie - Les Verts)
- AM-32-1 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-34-1 (Groen)
- AM-34-2 (BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen)
- AM-41-1 (Groen)
- AM-41-2 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-45-1 (Groen)
- AM-47-1 (BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen)
- AM-50-1 (Ecolo)
- AM-51-1 (Esquerra Verda)
- AM-53-1 (BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen)
- AM-54-1 (Groen)
- AM-54-2 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-60-1 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-60-2 (Esquerra Verda)
- AM-65-1 (Groen)
- AM-81-1 (Esquerra Verda)
- AM-86-1 (BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen)
- AM-87-1 (Federation of Young European Greens)
- AM-87-2 (Federation of Young European Greens)
- AM-87-3 (BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen)
- AM-90-1 (Miljöpartiet de gröna)
- AM-90-2 (SF - Green Left)
- AM-91-1 (Groen)
- AM-92-1 (BÜNDNIS 90/Die Grünen)
- AM-97-1 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-104-1 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-109-1 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-119-1 (Groen)
- AM-126-1 (Esquerra Verda)
- AM-128-1 (Europa Verde - Verdi)
- AM-130-1 (Miljöpartiet de gröna)
- AM-133-1 (Europe Ecologie - Les Verts)
- AM-135-1 (Die Grünen, die grüne Alternative)
- AM-135-2 (Oikologoi Prasinoi / Ecologist Greens)
- AM-137-1 (Groen)
- AM-141-1 (Groen)
- AM-143-1 (Groen)
- AM-145-1 (Europe Ecologie - Les Verts)