The Greens/European Free Alliance is a European parliamentary group made up of Greens and representatives of stateless nations and disadvantaged minorities. The Greens/European Free Alliance counts with 52 MEPs from 18 countries and 5 regions. It is the only group with a gender-balanced Co-Presidency.
Unlike all the other groups in the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA have a co-presidency, i.e. two co-Presidents, and gender balance is always guaranteed. The Greens/EFA statutes specify that at least half of the Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons posts shall be held by women.
Ska Keller (Germany) and Philippe Lamberts (Belgium) will lead the group until the elections in May 2019. Together with Philippe Lamberts, Rebecca Harms (Germany) has been co-President for the first half of the legislative term.
The Group’s Bureau (or executive) is made up of eight Members. Unlike all the other groups in the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA have a co-presidency, i.e. two co-Presidents, and gender balance is always guaranteed.
Six vice-Presidents including one treasurer are the other Bureau Members. The first vice-presidency is held by the President of the European Free Alliance. The Secretary General, the Deputies Secretaries General are also members of the Bureau. The Greens/EFA EP Vice-President also attends the Bureau meetings.
The Greens/European Free Alliance counts with 52 MEPs from 18 countries, 5 regions and 27 parties.
Greens/EFA Members are very active in all fields of parliamentary work. The Parliament has more than 20 policy committees. Greens/EFA Members are assisted by the Greens/EFA advisers who follow the issues dealt with in their respective committees.
Greens/EFA Members are also present in most of the parliamentary delegations. The Parliament has over 40 delegations which aim at maintaining contacts with parliaments of partner States of the European Union and also at promoting in third countries the values on which the European Union is founded.