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
Sander Loones Sander Loones ECR Flanders Belgium
Damiano Zoffoli Damiano Zoffoli S&D North-East Italy
Hilde Vautmans Hilde Vautmans ALDE Flanders Belgium
David McAllister David McAllister EPP Lower Saxony Germany
Jim Nicholson James Nicholson ECR Northern Ireland United Kingdom
Jana Zitnanska Jana Zitnanska ECR Slovakia Slovakia
Maria Noichl Maria Noichl S&D Bavaria, Oberbayer and Schwaben Germany
Brian Hayes Brian Hayes EPP Dublin Ireland
Kathleen Van Brempt Kathleen Van Brempt S&D Flanders Belgium
Marian Harkin Marian Harkin ALDE Midlands-Northwest Ireland
Liadh Ní Riada Liadh Ní Riada GUE/NGL Ireland South Ireland
Nessa Childers Nessa Childers S&D Independent Ireland
Matt Matt Matt Carthy GUE/NGL Midlands North West Ireland
Ádám Kósa Ádám Kósa EPP Budapest Hungary
Therese Comodini Cachia Therese Comodini Cachia EPP Malta Malta
Julie Ward Julie Ward S&D North West UK
Tonino Picula Tonino Picula S&D Croatia Croatia
Constanze Krehl Constanze Krehl S&D Saxony Germany
Jens Geier Jens Geier S&D Germany Germany
Evelyne Gebhardt Evelyne Gebhardt S&D Baden-Württemberg Germany

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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)