Come Out – European Elections 2014

ILGA-Europe’s Come Out campaign aims to mobilise support for human rights and LGBTI equality among the candidates for next European Parliament and European Commission, and to energise its member organisations and individuals across Europe to vote.

ILGA-Europe is the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.

The ILGA-Europe Come Out campaign is twofold:

Firstly, they want to ensure that the candidates for the next European Parliament and the European Commission express their determination to work for human rights and LGBTI equality in the European Union.

Secondly, they wish to work with the elected candidates to continue those institutions’ commitment to human rights generally and LGBTI equality in particular.

Read more about the campaign here.

EPHA: Election Manifesto

In its Manifesto for the European Parliament elections, the European Public Health Alliance calls on political parties and individual Members of the European Parliament (MEP) candidates to ensure that health and well-being in Europe are ranked as high as they are valued.

The 2014-2019 legislative term presents the opportunity for the European Parliament to repeat its commitment to the well-being and health of people living in Europe by pushing these priorities up the political agenda.

We need strong leadership and a strong vision to reconnect European citizens to decision-making processes in the EU. Health, including mental health, is consistently identified among top areas of concern for European populations: to demonstrate the relevance of the EU to its citizens, Europe must deliver on the issues that matter to citizens, and not just to markets.

1. Refocus Europe’s Business Plan on to the well-being of people

2. Create a people-centric economy: quality work for all

3. Create an inclusive, sustainable society

4. Strong public-interest based health policy

Read more about the pledge here.

One Vote 2014

The ONE VOTE 2014 campaign is calling on MEP candidates in the upcoming EU Elections to sign our pledge to tackle extreme poverty.

The pledge reads:

“Ending extreme poverty is in our hands. Together, we can make sure it is virtually eliminated by 2030. In the next 5 years, we need to build support for the poorest countries, especially through investments in agriculture, healthcare and access to energy, and to make governments and businesses transparent and accountable.

I will make sure we keep our promises in the fight against extreme poverty, and help ensure that our laws make it easier for the world’s poor to lift themselves out of poverty.”

See who else signed the pledge by clicking here.

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