The Spinelli Group is an initiative launched in September 2010, led by Guy Verhofstadt, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Sylvie Goulard and Isabelle Durant, followed by Andrew Duff and Jo Leinen as co-chairmen of the MEP-Spinelli Group. The Group want to inject a federalist momentum into the political decisions and policies of the European Union. Through a « Manifesto » in a similar fashion as Altiero Spinelli – the Spinelli Group call upon fellow MEPs and European personalities to develop a network of those who choose the European interest above their national interest, those who want to push the federal project in their respective environment. Just like Altiero Spinelli did, we want to operate from the European Parliament, but not only from the European Parliament.
The aim of the Spinelli Group is to become a network of citizens, politicians, academics and writers who are convinced it is time for Europe to move forward. The Spinelli Group enjoyes the support of some experienced personalities from the world of European politics, such as Joshka Fischer, Elie Barnavie, Mario Monti or Romano Prodi, who all agree to adopt a federalist approach in response to the numerous crises and revive the European spirit.
Today, the Spinelli Group gathers:
More than 110 MEPs supporting this initiative
44 Active members, EU experts, NGOs and Think-tank representatives, politicians, academics…
More than 5.000 signatories of our Manifesto from all over Europe.