Electing Champions for Social Europe

Electing Champions for a Social Europe is a pan-European campaign carried out by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) and its members (29 national networks and 18 European organisations) representing hundreds of organisations on the ground working with thousands of European citizens as well as other partners supporting a social Europe

What we want:

  • A Social Pact for a Social Europe
  • An effective EU Strategy to fight poverty, social exclusion, inequalities and discrimination
  • Strengthened democracy and civil-society participation
  • An annual Hearing with People experiencing poverty in the European Parliament

The pledge:

If elected, I commit to make the fight against poverty, social exclusion and inequality a priority item on the Parliament and EU agenda by defending the development of an explicit European anti-poverty strategy and an annual hearing of people experiencing poverty to monitor its implementation and progress.”

The following candidtaes have signed the pledge in the UK:

Anna Lo, Alliance, NI

Maggie Chapman, Green, Scotland

Jill Evans, Plaid Cymru, Wales

David Martin, Labour, Scotland

Judith Kirton-Darling, Labour, North East

Chris Stephens, SNP, Scotland

Keith Taylor, Green Party, South East England

Asim Khan, Labour Party, Scotland 

Ross Brown, Green Party, Northern Ireland

Julie Ward, Labour Party, North East England

Jean Lambert, Green Party, London

Have the candidates in your area signed up? If not ask them now!  

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Policy and Parliamentary Officer


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