We want to protect our climate and environment for the generations to come.
We defend a society where every person has the right to speak up.
We fight for a true democracy where the public and the media
are able to control those in power.
We want to build a Europe that reduces poverty because everybody deserves a fair chance.
We believe the economy must serve the people, not the other way around.
We believe in a society that invests in public services and creates strong communities.
We support a democratic Europe of the peoples, regions and historic small nations where the right to self-determination is respected.
We want a society with decent paying jobs and warm homes to come home to.
A society where every person should be free to be who they want without discrimination.
Our group currently includes members of Green movements, Pirate and Independent MEPs, as well as MEPs from parties representing stateless nations and disadvantaged minorities. With 72 members - 35 women and 37 men - from diverse backgrounds and from 17 countries, 4 regions and 25 parties, our group is gender-balanced and the most consistent in its voting behaviour.
The Greens/EFA staff supports the Co-Presidents, the Bureau and the Members in their daily Group work. It is divided in 4 main categories : the Secretary General, Deputy Secretaries General and the central secretariat, the communications strategy team, the outreach and campaigns team, the policy advisors (thematic and cross-thematic advisors) organised in four teams. You can search the whole staff by department or committee.
We are a driving force in European politics, having been represented in the European Parliament since 1984. Our group strives to make Europe the global leader in terms of environmental protection, peace and social justice, fair globalisation, and in the fight for human rights. This article traces the development of the group and its political agenda in the European Parliament.