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
Bendt Bendtsen Bendt Bendtsen EPP (C) Denmark Denmark
MortenHelveg Morten Helveg Petersen ALDE (B) Denmark Denmark
ochristensen Ole Christensen S&D Nordjylland Denmark
rrochefort Robert Rochefort ALDE Sud Ouest France
Alain Cadec Alain Cadec EPP Ouest France
Jeppe Kofod Jeppe Kofod S&D (A) Copenhagen Denmark
Christel Schaldemose S&D Denmark Denmark
zigmantas balcytis Zigmantas Balčytis S&D Lithuania Lithuania
SergioCofferati Sergio Cofferati S&D Nord-Ovest Italy
Marie Arena Maria Arena S&D French speaking Belgium Belgium
Indrek Tarand Indrek Tarand Independent Estonia Estonia
RobertaMetsola Roberta Metsola EPP Malta Malta
Mary Honeyball Mary Honeyball Labour Party London UK
seankelly Seán Kelly EPP Ireland South Ireland
Mdalli Miriam Dalli S&D, PL Malta & Gozo Malta
Marisa Matias Marisa Matias GUE/NGL Portugal Portugal
Annahedh Anna Hedh S&D Sweden Sweden
miapetra Miapetra Kumpula SDP (S&D) Finland Finland
nathaliegriesbeck Nathalie Griesbeck ALDE Est France
Keith Taylor Keith Taylor Green party South East England 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)