Politicians who have endorsed our equality demands for the next European Parliament

ENAR is asking candidates to the European elections to commit to our top 7 equality demands for the next European Parliament

The next European Parliament to be elected in May 2014 has a crucial role to play when it comes to reducing the entrenched inequalities faced by its citizens and residents. Among these are ethnic minorities and migrants who often face discrimination on multiple grounds: ethnic origin, nationality, religion, social status, income, gender or age.

We are asking candidates and political parties to commit to our top 7 demands to advance equality in the EU. Leading Members of the European Parliament and running candidates have already endorsed our demands because they are convinced that they will lead to a better and more equal Europe and are also sound, concrete and achievable.

Read our 7 Equality Demands in English, French, German and Italian.

Candidates for President of the European Commission vote for diversity and support equality!

Ska Keller votes for diversity!
"I welcome and fully endorse the 7 ENAR Equality Demands"
Martin Schulz votes for diversity!
"I welcome the 7 ENAR Equality Demands for the New European Parliament. The fight against racism must be intensified. I do not want to live in a European Union where discrimination against any group or individual is accepted. I agree in spirit to these demands, even though I can´t agree to everything to the letter. I believe that the issues raised are vital and require urgent political action. I believe we need strong European and national policies to integrate people from all regions in the world in our society. If I am elected Commission President I will commit to an ambitious equality agenda."
Guy Verhofstadt supports equality!
"I can assure you of my full support to ENAR’s equality demands, and I will definitely advocate for a greater political focus of EU policies towards civil liberties.
In my plan for Europe, which I presented as part of my candidacy to the Presidency of the European Commission, one of the main elements of my civil liberties priorities is the adoption under the next Commission term of a modern EU anti-discrimination law. I intend to take the lead in delivering an efficient legislative framework that would benefit all citizens, which to my view is a vital element if we want to ensure equality for all, throughout the Union."

Members of the European Parliament and Candidates

Viviane REDING - Luxembourg Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship and Candidate for the European Parliament, EPP group
Louis MICHEL - Belgian Member of the European Parliament and Candidate, ALDE group, Co-President of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and Ex-European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid (2004-2009)
Barbara LOCHBIHLER - German Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Greens/EFA group, Chair of the Human Rights Sub-Committee
Birgit SIPPEL - German Member of European Parliament and Candidate, S&D group, member of the Civil Liberties Committee
Cecilia WIKSTRÖM - Swedish Member of European Parliament and Candidate, ALDE group, member of the Civil Liberties Committee
Jan Philipp ALBRECHT - German Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Greens/EFA group, member of the Civil Liberties Committee
Mikael GUSTAFSSON - Swedish Member of European Parliament, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left, Chair of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee
Kinga GÖNCZ - Hungarian Member of European Parliament, S&D Group, Vice-Chair of the Civil Liberties Committee
Sylvie GUILLAUME - French Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Vice-President of the S&D Group and Chair of the S&D working group against extremism and intolerance, member of the Civil Liberties Committee
Jean LAMBERT - UK Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Greens/EFA group, Coordinator in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee
Claude MORAES - UK Member of European Parliament and Candidate, S&D group, Coordinator in the Civil Liberties Committee
Judith SARGENTINI - Dutch Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Greens/EFA group, Coordinator in the Civil Liberties Committee
Ulrike LUNACEK - Austrian Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Vice-Chair of the Greens/EFA group, Member of the Women’s Rights Committee
Renate WEBER - Romanian Member of European Parliament and Candidate, ALDE group, Coordinator in the Civil Liberties Committee
Lívia JÁRÓKA - Hungarian Member of European Parliament, EPP group, Vice-Chair of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee
Jelko KACIN - Slovenian Member of European Parliament and Candidate, ALDE group, Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo and member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Moawia AHMED - Greek candidate for the European Parliament, group of Greens/EFA
Lucy ANDERSON - UK candidate for the European Parliament, S&D group
Jean-Jacob BICEP - French Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Greens/EFA group, member of the Human Rights Sub-Committee
Malin BJORK - Swedish Candidate for the European Parliament, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Kathy CARIME-JALIME - French Candidate for the European Parliament, Greens/EFA group
Dimitris CHRISTOPOULOS - Greek candidate for the European Parliament, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights, Party of the European Left
Frédéric DAERDEN - Belgian Member of European Parliament, S&D Group, member of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee
Petra DE SUTTER - Belgian candidate for the European Parliament, Greens/EFA Group
Bas EICKHOUT - Dutch Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Greens/EFA group, member of the Environment and Public Health Committee
Hajib EL HAJJAJI - Belgian candidate for the European Parliament, Greens/EFA Group
Saïd EL KHADRAOUI - Belgian Member of European Parliament and Candidate, S&D group, Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries
Jonathan FRYER - UK candidate for the European Parliament, Liberal Democrat (ALDE)
Marian HARKIN - Irish Member of European Parliament and Candidate, ALDE Group, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Kamaljeet JANDU - UK candidate for the European Parliament, S&D group
Tim JOYE - Belgian candidate for the European Parliament, Party of the European Left
Jozef KOLLAR - Slovakian candidate for the European Parliament, AECR group
Marisa MATIAS - Portuguese Member of the European Parliament and Candidate, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left, Member of the GUE Bureau
Jallow MOMODOU - Swedish candidate for the European Parliament, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Collins NWEKE - Belgian candidate for the European Parliament, Greens/EFA group
Younous OMARJEE - French Member of the European Parliament, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left, Member of the Committee on Regional Development
Dijana PAVLOVIC - Italian Candidate for the European Parliament, European Left
Kati PIRI - Dutch candidate for the European Parliament, S&D group
Raül ROMEVA i RUEDA - Spanish Member of European Parliament, Greens/EFA group, member of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee
Bart STAES - Belgian Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Greens/EFA Group, substitute member of the Environment and Public Health Committee
Keith TAYLOR - UK Member of European Parliament and Candidate, Greens/EFA Group, member of the Development and Transport and Tourism Committee

National political parties

Zares - Slovenian party, ALDE group
Kacin Koncretno - Slovenian party, ALDE group
Solidarnost - Slovenian party
Državljanska lista - Slovenian party, ALDE group

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