Females in Front Initiative
250 million women in the EU. Not a single one good enough?
During the coming 12 months, four politicians will be appointed as leaders of the European Union. For fifty years now, the picture of European political leadership has remained the same. It is time for a change. International top posts should always go to the most competent candidate. There are 250 million women in Europe; it should not be too hard to find qualified candidates among all these.
“In all its activities, the Union shall aim to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality, between men and women” says the Lisbon Treaty. The Treaty of Lisbon introduces the principle of participatory democracy with a “citizen’s initiative” which requires the signatures from a minimum of 1 million EU citizens from a significant number of Member States. With 1 million signatures, we can ask the Commission to take action to secure that the Union fulfils the Treaty’s goal of gender equality, starting with the upcoming nominations.
Socialist Group in the European Parliament
Member of the European Parliament and founder of Females in front Christel Schaldemose, Denmark
Member of the European Parliament Lissy Gröner, Germany
Member of the European Parliament Inger Segelström, Sweden
Member of the European Parliament Catherine Trautmann, France
The Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance:
Member of the European Parliament Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Netherlands
Member of the European Parliament Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Germany
Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe:
Member of the European Parliament Baroness Sarah Ludford, United Kingdom