Advocacy in the European Parliament
Parties and politicians using and propagating far-right and xenophobic ideas, policies and programmes are getting stronger. That’s why we need to ensure that as many political groups in the European Parliament and MEPs as possible commit to equality and tackle racism.
Why is this important?
Parties and politicians using and propagating far-right and xenophobic ideas and programmes are getting stronger. Following the European Parliament elections in May 2014, there are now 10% of MEPs from such parties in the European Parliament.
In this context, we need to ensure that as many political parties and politicians as possible commit to equality and refrain from discriminatory and xenophobic discourses, behaviours and policies.
What are we doing about it?
We are calling on MEPs and political groups to establish a strong intergroup on anti-racism in the European Parliament, to advance a comprehensive anti-racist agenda and to jointly react to manifestations of racism and hate.
– Read our joint statement with 100 European and national civil society organisations
– See our Infographic and share on social media
Our campaign for the 2014 European Parliament elections
- Politicians/parties who endorsed our demands
- European elections 2014: the way towards more equality in Europe: An introduction to our equality demands
– #NoHateEP2014 campaign: We joined forces with ILGA-Europe (European Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) to denounce and monitor hate speech by candidates and encourage EU citizens to vote.
– Our ‘I vote for diversity’ Facebook page encouraged people across Europe to act and ensure their vote makes a difference. This Facebook page was also a convening platform for all actions organised across Europe for diversity and equality and against discrimination and xenophobic discourses.
– We prepared a campaign toolkit for anti-racist civil society to act at the local and national levels and get candidates to take a stand for equality.
19 March 2014 – Launch of ENAR-ILGA appeal for a #NoHateEP2014
ENAR contact person
Georgina Siklossy – email@example.com