Child Rights Manifesto

The Child Rights Manifesto was launched ahead of the European Parliament elections in 2014 by a coalition of child-focused organisations committed to ensuring children’s rights are promoted, protected and fulfilled across the EU’s work. To date, more than 100 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have pledged to become child rights champions in the Parliament through signing the Child Rights Manifesto. Many of those MEPs have joined the Child Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament.


Below is the list of Members of the European Parliament who are committed to be a Child Rights Champion during the 2014-2019 term.

You can search for MEPs (free text) or sort the list to better find the ones from your country or constituency.We are grateful to their commitment.


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First name Last name Party Constituency Country Website Twitter Account
Merja Kyllönen Merja Kyllönen GUE/NGL Finland Finland
Michèle Rivasi Michèle Rivasi Greens/EFA South East France
Karima Delli Karima Delli Greens/EFA North West France
Eva Joly Eva Joly Greens/EFA Ile-de-France France
Pascal Durand Pascal Durand Greens/EFA Ile-de-France France
Yannick Jadot Yannick Jadot Greens/EFA West France
José Bové José Bové Greens/EFA South West France
Martin Häusling Martin Häusling Greens/EFA Germany Germany
Biljana Borzan Biljana Borzan S&D Slavonia Croatia
Jutta Steinruck Jutta Steinruck S&D Germany Germany
Rebega Laurenţiu Constantin-Laurentiu Rebega S&D Romania Romania
Daciana-Octavia Sârbu Daciana-Octavia Sârbu S&D Romania Romania
Ian Hudghton Ian Hudghton Greens/EFA Scotland UK
Maria Grapini Maria Grapini S&D Romania Romania
Eduard-Raul Hellvig Eduard-Raul Hellvig ALDE Romania Romania
Ramona-Nicole Mănescu Ramona-Nicole Mănescu ALDE Romania Romania
Norica Nicolai Norica Nicolai ALDE North-West Romania
Renate Weber Renate Weber ALDE Romania Romania
Bas Eickhout Bas Eickhout Greens/EFA Netherlands Netherlands
David Martin David Martin S&D Scotland UK

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Send a message to your MEP:

Dear Members of the European Parliament,

The European Parliament must have the institutional capacity to stand up for the interests of children in every aspect of its work. We call on you, to ensure the rights of all children around the world are respected and fulfilled. All 28 EU Member States have endorsed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; the Lisbon Treaty makes the promotion of children’s rights an explicit objective of EU internal and external affairs and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights requires that the best interests of the child is a primary consideration in all EU actions. It is now time to translate these commitments into concrete results for children.

Read our Manifesto above and sign up to become a Child Rights Champion.

Once verified we will announce your commitment on Twitter, Facebook and on our website.

Join the team & kind regards,
15 Child Rights organisations


MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (EPP, SE)

MEP Gabriele Zimmer (GUE/NGL, DE)

MEP Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, UK)


MEP Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK)

MEP Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE, France)