Political
Assembly

The Political Assembly defines the political positions of the Party between each Congress, deciding on membership applications and final political guidelines.

Functions

  • Decides on the budget and safeguards the political presence of the EPP between Congress meetings.
  • The Political Assembly defines the mandate of the Working Groups which prepare the Party’s policy documents and recommendations.

Composition

  • The ex-officio members are, according to the statutes:
  • Members of the EPP presidency;
  • Members of the presidency of the EPP Group in the European Parliament;
  • Presidents of ordinary and associated member parties, member associations or their mandated representatives;
  • Presidents of the national delegations of member parties of the EPP Group in the European Parliament;
  • Members of the Presidency of the European Parliament, of the European Commission and of the Presidency of the Committee of the Regions, provided they belong to an Ordinary Member Party;
  • Presidents of the EPP Groups in the Committee of the Regions and in the Parliamentary Assemblies.
  • The delegated members are designated delegates from EPP member and associated member parties, member associations and groups. The number of delegates for each party is linked to the election result in the last European election so that parties are weighted according to their strength. This allows taking decisions by majority.

Meetings

  • The Political Assembly meets three to five times a year. All EPP member and associated member-parties, member associations and groups, as well as members of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, have the possibility to participate in the Working Groups.

Working
Groups

Working Groups are the backbone of the EPP’s political work, where representatives from the EPP member parties develop common positions and strategies on major policy areas and submit specific recommendations to the Political Assembly for final approval.

Functions

  • A Working Group can be given a specific mandate for preparative work for EPP Summits and the EPP Congress.
  • Working Groups are also responsible for organising conferences, roundtable discussions and other important events.

Working
groups

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European Policy
Economic & Social Policy
EPP Membership
Foreign Policy
The Working Group has the task of preparing the EPP’s most vital policy papers and Congress documents on European issues.
The working group is focused on responding to the current economic and financial crisis, the Lisbon process, demographic issues, and research and development.
Chaired by EPP Vice-President and MEP Paulo Rangel, this Working Group is mandated to promote, facilitate and incorporate new EPP members, associate members, and observers throughout the continent. When a party is accepted in the EPP, its elected representatives automatically join the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and all other EPP Groups and organisations.
Chaired by EPP Secretary General Antonio López-Istúriz White, it focuses on EU-China relations and Turkey.

Working
groups

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

European Policy
Economic & Social Policy
EPP Membership
Foreign Policy
The Working Group has the task of preparing the EPP’s most vital policy papers and Congress documents on European issues.
The working group is focused on responding to the current economic and financial crisis, the Lisbon process, demographic issues, and research and development.
Chaired by EPP Vice-President and MEP Paulo Rangel, this Working Group is mandated to promote, facilitate and incorporate new EPP members, associate members, and observers throughout the continent. When a party is accepted in the EPP, its elected representatives automatically join the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and all other EPP Groups and organisations.
Chaired by EPP Secretary General Antonio López-Istúriz White, it focuses on EU-China relations and Turkey.