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Kim Van Sparrentak

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32 2 28 45933
Phone Strasbourg+33 3 88 1 75933
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Brussels
European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
10G351
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg
European Parliament
Bât. Winston Churchill
M03056
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party GroenLinks
CountryNetherlands
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)
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Relevant Articles

medicine
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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

18.11.2020

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.

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

01.10.2020

Website Launch & Online Roundtable

For over a decade, online platforms have been imposing their own arbitrary rules for illegal content...

houses
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Housing rights before market interests, for a socially just recovery

Our housing system is not working for people. Across Europe, from Paris to Warsaw, Dublin to Athens, an increasing number of people in the EU are struggling to afford the rising costs of housing. Greens/EFA MEP Kim van Sparrentak is leading a report in the European Parliament to tackle the housing crisis.

Paper work, Office Work, Contract signature
©scott-graham
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Parliament pushes through EU-wide class action in deal on collective redress

Consumer protection

"This directive fills the legal vacuum in the EU consumer legislation. With such new ground breaking instrument European consumers will no longer be left on their own, like in the Volkswagen emission cheating scandal. Empowering consumers and citizens is the way of the future." declared Heidi Hautala, Greens/EFA shadow rapporteur on the file in the Legal Affairs Committee

artificial-intelligence
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A boost for innovation and anti-discrimination

Digital and data strategy/artificial intelligence

The European Commission presented its digital strategy, data strategy and for the first time presented a strategy on artificial intelligence and against discrimination. The digital strategy means that AI that poses limited risks to security and discrimination can be used for purposes that can benefit the public good

People together
People together
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Bland declarations on employment will not solve inequality

Roadmap for a Social Europe

We were waiting for a roadmap that could curb inequalities and tackle the scourge of poverty, but instead the Commission has offered bland declarations on employment. The Commission Roadmap reduces the social agenda to the issue of employment and leaves out issues such as poverty and social exclusion.

Woman with facial recognition graphic on face
Woman with facial recognition graphic on face

Automated Discrimination?

12.12.2019

How to prevent bias in AI and Algorithmic Decision-Making

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important yet invisible role in our everyday lives. The Greens/EFA Digital Working Group invites you to a hearing on 12 December 2019 to discuss the societal impact of automated decision-making processes with a special focus on discrimination.