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European Leadership

We want a European leadership that reflects Europe. All of Europe. Women too.

The European Parliament election takes place all over Europe. In all EU Member States, women and men are on the ballot.

We hope you will all go vote so that our European Parliament is representative of women and men in equal numbers.

Equal representation is in everyone’s interest. It is not a woman issue. Yet some still act as if women are a minority. Women are not a minority. Women and men should be equally represented when it comes to European leadership.

So help us make sure that the new European leadership is equal. It is time we have a gender balanced European Commission. The same number of women and men among Commissioners. The same number of women and men in the team of the President and the Vice-Presidents of the Commission. And as many female presidents as male in the European institutions.

It is now. Make it happen. Vote.


#BalancedEurope Supporters

Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
Annalena Baerbock, Member of the German Bundestag, Chairwoman of the Green Party
Nicola Beer, Lead Candidate of FDP, Member of the German Bundestag
Pervenche Berès, Member of the European Parliament
Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Member of the European Parliament
Emma Bonino, Lead Candidate of Più Europa, former European Commissioner
Stine Bosse, President, European Movement Denmark
Franziska Brantner, Member of the German Bundestag
Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
Katalin Cseh, Lead Candidate of Momentum
Nico Cué, Lead Candidate of the European Left Party
Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium
Bas Eickhout, Lead Candidate of the Greens/EFA, Member of the European Parliament
Olafur Eliasson, Artist
Meta Foldager, Executive Producer and CEO, Meta Film
Martha Lane Fox, Founder and Chair, Doteveryone
Maria Laura Franciosi, Founding Chair, Press Club Brussels
Lieve Fransen, Senior Policy Advisor, former Director, European Commission
Luis Garicano, Lead Candidate of Ciudadanos
Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament
Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
Sandro Gozi, Member of the Italian Parliament
Robert Habeck, Co-chair of the Green Party, Germany
Tarja Halonen, former President, Finland
Shada Islam, Director for Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe
Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission
Ska Keller, Lead Candidate and Co-President of the Greens/EFA, Member of the European Parliament
Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President and Founder, Women Political Leaders
Eva Kruse, President and CEO, Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen Fashion Summit
Philippe Lamberts, Group leader of the Greens/EFA, Member of the European Parliament
Pascal Lamy, President, Paris Peace Forum
Gwendoline Lefebvre, President, European Women’s Lobby
Isabella Lenarduzzi, Founder and Managing Partner, Jump
Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister, Italy, President of the Institut Jacques Delors
Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Trade, Sweden
Irene Lozano, Secretary of State, Global Spain
Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade
Joanna Maycock, Secretary-General, European Women’s Lobby
Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
Francisco Mingorance, Director, Europa Insights
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President, European Commission
Mario Monti, former Prime Minister, Italy, former European Commissioner
Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
Emma Navarro, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
Maite Pagazaurtundúa, Member of the European Parliament
Geneviève Pons, Director of the Brussels Office, Institut Jacques Delors
Romano Prodi, former President, European Commission, former Prime Minister, Italy
Conny Reuter, Secretary-General, Solidar
Mary Robinson, former President, Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union, European Commission
Nina Smith, Professor in Economics, Aarhus University
Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Janne Teller, Author
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO, Save the Children, former Prime Minister, Denmark
Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, in charge of Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, European Commission
Violeta Tomic, Lead Candidate of the European Left Party
Jutta Urpilainen, former Minister of Finance, Finland
Veerle Vandeweerd, former Director, UNDP
Sophie in ‘t Veld, Member of the European Parliament
Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Guy Verhofstadt, Lead Candidate of Open VLD, Member of the European Parliament, former Prime Minister, Belgium
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Manfred Weber, Lead Candidate of the European People’s Party (EPP), Member of the European Parliament
Eva Witt, Director, KfW
Jan Zahradil, Lead Candidate of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE), Member of the European Parliament