ERGO Network Sends Anti-Racism Manifesto to Political Parties Ahead of European Parliament Elections 2024:
We Call on European Political Parties to Pledge Support and Combat Discrimination
ERGO Network has taken a proactive stance in the lead-up to the pre-European Parliament elections 2024, signalling its commitment to fighting discrimination, racism, and the marginalization of racialized minorities in Europe, particularly the Roma community. In an effort to engage with political groups and garner their support for this crucial cause, we released a political Manifesto, consisting of 10 key demands.
Supported by its members and partner organisations, ERGO Network’s Manifesto seeks to address the pressing issue of racial discrimination and exclusion. We are actively inviting European political parties to endorse the Manifesto and thereby demonstrate their unwavering commitment to combating racism.
By doing so, these parties pledge to prioritise the fight against racism in their campaign agendas and subsequent activities following the European Parliament elections. ERGO expects that this commitment will be carried forward not only within the parties themselves but also in their collaboration with EU institutions and national governments.
ERGO Network’s Manifesto stands as a powerful call to action, urging political parties to take a more prominent role in mainstreaming the fight against racism and discrimination across Europe. By signing this Manifesto, parties acknowledge the urgent need to address these issues and work collaboratively to bring about positive change.
While ERGO Network extends its invitation to all European political parties, the Manifesto was sent to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party, the European Green Party (European Greens), The European People’s Party Group (EPP Group) and the Party of European Socialists (PES).
This initiative is a testament to our dedication to improving the lives of marginalised communities, particularly the Roma, and it underscores the importance of addressing racism and discrimination on a political level. As the European Parliament elections draw near, our Manifesto sets a significant precedent, pushing for a more inclusive and anti-racist Europe.
For further information and inquiries please contact ERGO Network’s Senior Advocacy Officer Isabela Mihalache at firstname.lastname@example.org.