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Kim Van Sparrentak

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32 2 28 45933
Phone Strasbourg+33 3 88 1 75933

European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

European Parliament
Bât. Winston Churchill
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party GroenLinks
Greens / EFA Group Member
Committees Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Member)
Employment and Social Affairs (Substitute Member)
Artificial intelligence in a digital age (Special committee) (Member)
Delegations Belarus (Member)
Australia and New Zealand (Substitute Member)
Social Media https://twitter.com/kimvsparrentak

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Relevant Articles

climate message
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The European Pillar of Social Rights: the tool for a just climate transition?


Live Webinar - Register here!

Experts from civil society will discuss and put key questions to Greens/EFA MEPs Mounir Satouri and Kim van Sparrentak.

Green digitalisation
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A Digital and Green Transition: Will Artificial Intelligence foster or hamper the Green New Deal?


Live Webinar - Register here!

Two of the European Commission’s key priorities for the upcoming years are Europe fit for the Digital Age and the Green Deal. In our event the Greens/EFA will explore how we can ensure the two goals promote each other and which actions we need to ensure the digital transition and Green Deal are not mutually exclusive.

Face surveillance vs Facial Authentication: What is it and why should biometric mass surveillance be banned in the public space?


Live Webinar - Register here!

Often when people think of facial recognition, they think about unlocking their phones with their fa...


Decent and affordable housing for all

Quote from Kim van Sparrentak MEP

The European Parliament adopted the report ‘access to decent and affordable housing for all’ by Greens/EFA MEP Kim van Sparrentak. The Parliament report is calling on the European Commission to propose an integrated strategy on affordable and social housing, to ensure that housing rights are put before market interests, and for an end to homelessness by 2030.

People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway
People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway
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Commission proposal first step to end Wild West of Internet giants

Digital Services Act

We welcome the European Commission's move to end the Wild West style Internet giants and to make online platforms accountable for how they spread content and when they remove content from users.


Affordable and Accessible Medicines for All

Greens/EFA action plan

We need to alter the current innovation model for pharmaceuticals if we want to ensure accessible and affordable medicines for all. Ensuring access to all medicines for patients in need is a core human rights obligation, linked with the principles of equality, non-discrimination and transparency.

The Risks of Discrimination of Biometric Mass Surveillance


Live Webinar - Register here!

Throughout the European Union, governments are experimenting with highly intrusive systems of facial...

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Vaccines & medicines must be affordable & accessible to all

Pharmaceutical Strategy

The European Commission presented its Pharmaceutical Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure the supply of medicines and vaccines to all people in the European Union and to encourage innovation by European pharmaceutical companies. The Greens/EFA group welcomes the Pharmaceutical Strategy and calls for more transparency in investment and the avoidance of pharmaceutical monopolies.

Affordable Housing


AirBnB and the Digital Services Act - Possibilities for regulating online short-term rental to ensure affordable housing

We want to have a conversation about ‘the AirBnB-effect.’ The expansive growth of short-...

Chalk drawings of colourful houses/ CC0 Miki Fath
Chalk drawings of colourful houses/ CC0 Miki Fath

Time for real EU action on housing and assistance for the homeless

Earlier this year, the Commission launched a public consultation on its action plan to put the European Pillar of Social Rights into practice. There’s still time to respond and call for action on housing rights in the EU.

LGBTI strategy photo action
LGBTI strategy photo action

Crucial need to support LGBTI communities and fight discrimination

LGBTI Strategy

Today (12 Nov. 2020), the European Commission has just released the first ever EU LGBTI strategy to fight discrimination of people because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender attributes. For many people in the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual/Transgender and Intersexual) community, discrimination is still an everyday reality.

My content my rights

A new EU law on Notice and Action for removal of illegal content online?

Was your online account ever blocked or your content unfairly removed by an online platform? If you felt your rights were violated, share your experience on our “take-down wall of shame”, and empower yourself by contributing to the future EU rules for user rights and big tech.

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