Party Leader: Benedetto Della Vedova
+ Europa is the political force that aims to work to defend and improve the lives of citizens, protecting their rights and freedoms.
Be with us the political movement that defends the European Union today and builds that of tomorrow!
Aleanca Kosova E Re
Party Leader: Behgjet Pacolli
New Kosovo Alliance, founded in 2006, is a liberal political party in Kosovo. The party stands for a sovereign and independent Kosovo, with a functional and effective state, in full service to its citizens, a society with dignity, and the will to renew the creative energies of the Kosovar people. New Kosovo Alliance supports the basic liberal values of human rights, freedom coupled with personal responsibility, equal opportunities and the rule of law.
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Party Leader: Naomi Long
The Alliance Party, founded in 1970, is a political party in Northern Ireland. The party was born with the aim to heal the bitter divisions in their community and promote partnership and reconciliation between people from different backgrounds. Alliance stands for a shared society which is free from intimidation, discrimination, and fear and has been campaigning to build a united community for all people, firmly based on the highest standards of individual rights. Lead by Naomi Long MLA, the party is currently the fifth largest in Northern Ireland.
Party Leader: Andrej Babiš
ANO is a political movement established by billionaire Andrej Babis in 2011. ANO self-defines as a centre-right political party which aims to bring significant changes in the Czech society as well as political and economic reforms. The party stands against corruption and works to build a well-functioning and prosperous community with democratic political representation and the pursuit of pragmatic solutions. Currently, ANO is the main political force in Czech Republic.
Armenian National Congress
Party Leader: Levon Ter-Petrosian
Armenian National Congress, previously Armenian National Movement, has led the nation-wide democratic movement in Armenia since 1988 and was the first liberal-democratic force in the Soviet Union to depose Communists through parliamentary elections in 1990. Our party led Armenia to independence in 1991, and conducted sweeping liberal reforms of privatization and democratization. Under the party’s leader and First President, Levon Ter-Petrossian’s rule, a cease-fire was reached in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We stand for the continuation of liberal-democratic reforms to boost civil liberties, human rights and competition, both in economic and political systems, building technology-based socio-economic progress and peacefully settling conflicts with all neighbours.
Party Leader: Edmon Marukyan
"Bright Armenia" Party was founded in 2015, on the basis of the Enlightenment ideology. At the moment it is the leading opposition force in Armenian politics. The acting Armenian Parliament is now comprised of three political powers, “Bright Armenia” is the third one, represented by 18 mandates out of 132. “Bright Armenia’s” philosophy is aimed at the development of liberal, progressive solutions and reforms. The vision of the Party is to have modernized Armenia with the sustained principles of separation of power and equal opportunities, where an individual is not a means but a goal.
Party Leader: Annie Lööf
Founded in 1913, the Centre Party is a green liberal party with its foundation based on equal rights and the individual’s freedom. Decentralisation, empowering small business and entrepreneurship, and sustainability and environment are the Centre Party’s cornerstones. The EU should work more efficiently, and member countries should collaborate and tackle cross-border challenges such as climate change and safety issues. Together with the ALDE Party, we can build a freer Europe based on democracy, transparency, and responsibility.
Party Leader: Inés Arrimadas
Ciudadanos is a nation-wide Spanish party born in Catalonia in 2006. As a liberal, progressive and constitutionalist political project, Ciudadanos believes in an open society of free and equal citizens. One that advances individual liberties and empowers transparent and democratic institutions. Rooted in profound European values, Ciudadanos stands for a united and diverse Spain within a strong European Union, confronting nationalism and populism. It is also committed to the knowledge-based economy and a staunch defender of the evidence-based policy making as ways to achieve lasting consensus that better the lives of our citizens. Today, Ciudadanos governs in Spanish regions and municipalities for more than 20 million people.
Party Leader: Vladimir Girniak
Political Party «Civic Position» started its activity in 2010. Anatoliy Grytsenko, former Minister of Defense of Ukraine (2005-2007), was elected the Chairman of the Party in June 2010. The Party participated in all elections: parliamentary, presidential and local. In September 2019, Volodymyr Girnyak was elected the Chairman of the Coordination Council of the Party. Today the Civic Position has about 560 deputies and heads of local councils. The Party has about 400 organizations and more than 3500 members. In June 2016, Civic Position became a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). The Party unites people to build Ukraine as a powerful European state, a regional leader, guided by the principle of three "P" (in Ukrainian) - professionalism, decency, patriotism. The key task of the Party is to build a socio-political system in Ukraine that will allow us to use the creative potential of every person and community and will be based on their high morality and responsibility. In its activities the Party leans on active civil society and its basis - the middle class.
The Party stands for the following:
- The state should provide its citizens with high quality of life and decent social standards, clearly define its national interests, promoting and protecting them;
- Judicial system should be independent and selective justice is inadmissible;
- The fight against corruption is the main task for all state institutions.
The Party believes that Ukraine needs:
- Decentralisation of state power;
- Demonopolisation of the economy;
- Depoliticisation of law enforcement agencies.
Hrvatska narodna stranka – Liberalni demokrati
Party Leader: Predrag Štromar
Croatian’s People Party – Liberal Democrats (HNS), founded in 1990, is a liberal political party in Croatia. HNS advocates for a modern and civil state of equal and satisfied citizens. Their driving vision is the modernization, expansion of individual and national rights and a peaceful transformation of the society.
Party Leader: Viktor Uspaskich
The Labour Party is a pro–European, centrist Lithuanian political party, open to all, with the main goals of creating a strong, democratically-governed rule of law and a high level of economic, social, health and cultural development. The party operates in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, and in cooperation with other parties seeks political consensus and advocates for a broad consolidation of democratic forces. The party unites honest, hard-working, active Lithuanian citizens, who care about their own future and the future of the Lithuanian state. The Labour Party represents people who are not afraid to take responsibility for their words and actions.
Party Leader: Rob Jetten
Democrats 66 is a progressive liberal party founded in 1966 with the purpose of revitalizing and renewing Dutch democracy. Its outright rejection of political ideology marked the birth of the first program-based, pragmatic political party in Dutch politics. D66’s guiding principles include defending freedom of conscience, striving for the greatest possible individual freedom based on equal opportunity, furthering clear and consequential politics, encouraging sustainable economic growth for the benefit of all citizens, and completing the political and economic integration of the peoples and countries of Europe. Currently, D66 is one of four governing parties in the Netherlands and holds 19 out of 150 seats in Dutch Parliament.
Party Leader: Corinne Cahen
Alongside our President Corinne Cahen and the Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the Democratic Party (DP) stands for social and liberal values. Together we achieve economic, social and environmental justice for all citizens in Luxembourg. We defend fundamental freedoms and stand for a united and peaceful Europe. After having implemented many of our electoral promises such as free public transport, a more flexible and better paid parental leave and free & improved care services, more is yet to come, such as: more flexible working hours, teleworking & co-working spaces close to people’s homes, fair taxes, as well as many other plans.
Party Leader: Jüri Ratas
Centre Party, founded in 1991, is a centrist political party in Estonia, which aims to guarantee Estonia’s independence and sovereignty, a secure European welfare state and a dignified life with respect of fundamental values. Centre party self-defines as the party of the liberal middle class with humanistic goals aiming to bring democratic reforms. Historically, the party has been the most popular among Russian-speaking citizens. Currently, Centre Party is one of the two largest political parties in Estonia.
Party Leader: Kaja Kallas
Reform Party, founded in 1994, is an Estonian political party that stands for a free and opportunity-rich environment in which new and better ideas can be born that will advance the lives of everyone. The party’s policy is based on simple liberal values, such as the freedom of the individual, the protection of enterprising people and entrepreneurs, low taxes and tolerance. Currently, the party is one of the main driving forces in the political landscape and its influence has been significant regarding free market and low taxes.
European Party of Ukraine
Party Leader: Mykola Katerynchuk
The European Party of Ukraine, founded in 2006, is a social liberal party in Ukraine. The party self-describes as a centre-right liberal party, which particularly defends the interest of the Middle Class. European Party of Ukraine aims at participating in building a free, democratic, legal, just society in Ukraine and to promote Ukraine's integration into the European Union. The party advocates for the consolidation of the Ukrainian nation as well as to strengthen Ukraine's state independence.
Freie Demokratische Partei
Party Leader: Christian Lindner
Since its foundation in 1948, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) has contributed to major milestones in the German history including the adoption of the most liberal constitution and the introduction of the social market economy; the successful Western integration, the new „Ostpolitik“ and German reunification. Free Democrats believe in human rights, the rule of law, free trade, a strong social market economy and equal chances for all. Under the banner of "German Courage" - as opposed to the concept of "German Angst" - FDP strives to empower individuals and promote economic growth and social progress.
Party Leader: Micheál Martin
Fianna Fáil, the Republican Party, founded as an Irish republican party in 1926, is an Irish a liberal and centre-right political party committed to building An Ireland For All. Fianna Fáil advocates for the reunification of Ireland by peaceful means, the creation of a self-sustaining country, and the strengthening of Ireland, and believes that the government should have an active role in the economic development. Fianna Fáil has dominated the Irish political life for many years and currently, is one of the biggest political forces in Ireland.
Party Leader: Tamar Kekenadze
Free Democrats, founded in 2008 by Georgia’s former ambassador to the UN, Irakli Alasania, is a liberal political party in Georgia. The party considers the dignity and freedom of the individual as the central value around which the Free Democrats are based. The goal of Free Democrats is to develop the country into a law-based state, where the fundamental principles of the rule of law, protection of basic human rights and freedoms, supremacy of law and a division of powers are ensured.
Freisinnig-Demokratische Partei der Schweiz
Party Leader: Petra Gössi
FDP-The Liberals, founded in 2009 after the merge of the Free Democratic Party and the Liberal Party of Switzerland, is a liberal and reform-oriented political party in Switzerland. The party stands for personal responsibility, competition and healthy public finances while fighting against paternalism, bureaucracy and an inflated state. FDP stands for a cosmopolitan Switzerland in a globalized world and cooperation with the EU though bilateral treaties, but against EU accession. Currently, FDP is the joint-largest party in the Federal Council, the third-largest party in the National Council, and the largest in the Council of States.
Party Leader: Anka Mrak-Taritaš
Two core values guide GLAS' (Civic Liberal Alliance) political activity: individual freedom and green development. Our party stands for an open, tolerant and secular society and state. To us, the measure of any policy is personal freedom and equal rights and opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background and personal choices. GLAS is also a green party. Environmental protection and the fight against climate change is not just a necessity for us; it is also a chance to build a successful economy and development on entirely new foundations. An economy that is capable of securing wellbeing and affluence for people across Europe, without jeopardising the future of generations to come.
Party Leader: Jürg Grossen
The Green Liberal Party (GLP), also known as the Green Liberals, is a progressive Swiss political party that seeks to connect liberal economic and social policies with environmental goals and principles of sustainability. The glp believes in getting things done through cooperation across the political spectrum while remaining faithful to its principles. It is unequivocally pro-European, defending international cooperation and multilateralism, particularly at the European level, as it feels it is the only way to tackle global challenges. It believes Switzerland’s strong and active involvement in key policy areas such as the single market or the European Research Area is vital for the country’s future and prosperity.
Party Leader: João Cotrim Figueiredo
Iniciativa Liberal (IL) is the liberal party of Portugal. Iniciativa Liberal champions free individuals, free societies, and free economies, and advocates for more economic, political, and social liberty. Iniciativa Liberal was founded in 2017 with no well-known political or media personalities. Known as the ‘responsible rebels’, IL has been challenging the statist establishment by fiercely fighting for liberal ideals. In October 2019, Iniciativa Liberal contested parliamentary elections for the first time and elected its first MP, João Cotrim Figueiredo, who is currently the president of the party’s Executive Committee.
Istarski Demokratski Sabor
Party Leader: Boris Miletić
The Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS), founded in 1990, is a political party based on the tradition of European parliamentary democracies and the need for equal inclusion of the citizens of Istria and Istrian islands in current and future economic, spiritual and political developments in this region and in Croatia. IDS advocates for the decentralization of Croatia and aims to develop all the characteristics and wealth of Istria and the Istrian islands as a regional entity shaped by a distinctive ethnic, economic, and cultural wealth. Currently, IDS is the largest regionalist party in Croatia.
Party Leader: Annika Saarikko
The Centre Party of Finland is a national movement strongly rooted in Finnish ideology. The party is an independent force driven to create a sustainable partnership between humankind and nature, places powerful emphasis on democracy, on the recognition of the strengths of a decentralised society, spiritual and human values that stand up against materialism, and the strengthening of one's internal growth as a definition of civilisation.
Party Leader: Daniels Pavļuts
Kustība "Par!" (Movement Pro!) is a social liberal political party in Latvia, founded in July 2017, to build a free, just, modern, and united Latvia. The party's manifesto emphasizes individual liberty, the need for cohesion in society, equality of opportunity, and the rule of law over power. In 2018, as part of a liberal alliance Attīstībai/Par! (Development/For!) with two other liberal parties, Kustība "Par!" won 13/100 seats in the 2018 parliamentary elections in Latvia and 1 seat in the European Parliament in 2019. The party is led by Daniels Pavļuts, a current member of parliament.
Party Leader: Aušrinė Armonaitė
Laisvės partija is a brand new liberal political start-up in Lithuania, launched in 2019 by MP Aušrinė Armonaitė and Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius. The party counts over 3000 members and 2000 friends of the party. It is the only growing political movement in Lithuania. Laisvės partija is unapologetically liberal, with no "ifs" or "buts". The party's ideological platform is built on three pillars - human rights, innovative economy and education for the future. As the party faces its first ever Parliamentary elections in the fall of 2020 it is prepared to speak loud and clear about marriage equality, decriminalisation of soft drugs, building an education system for the XXI century and rebooting the country's economy so it can be both green and innovative.
Party Leader: Juris Pūce
‘Latvijas attīstībai’ (For Latvia’s development) is a classical-liberal political party in Latvia, founded in 2013. It promotes the rights of private enterprises and advocates for economic liberalism in addition to human rights, freedom of individuals and equal treatment for all. ‘Latvijas attīstībai’ is associated with pragmatic idealism and rational decision-making. It is represented in Latvia's National Parliament and the European Parliament, as well as multiple Municipal governments in Latvia.
Party Leader: Goran Milevski
The Liberal Democratic Party was founded in 1997 when the Democratic Party and the Liberal Party united forces. Since then, the party has participated in all elections that have taken place in the Republic of North Macedonia and now forms part of the country’s government coalition with the Social Democratic Party. Through its programme, the party promotes liberal and democratic values such as human rights, freedom of the press, protection of small and medium-sized enterprises, flat tax, legalisation of cannabis, justice, and more. The party’s goals include being the corrective of government policies, representing citizens’ interests in the country, spreading the liberal values and raising awareness of the importance of liberal democracy.
Party Leader: Ed Davey
The Liberal Democrats are a centre-left Opposition party formed in 1988 by merging the Liberal Party and Social Democrats. The Party is passionately pro-European, internationalist and environmentalist. It was a junior partner in the Coalition Government of 2010-2015. It currently has 11 MPs and almost 100 members of the House of Lords, plus extensive representation in local government. As the constitution states, the Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.
Lietuvos Respublikos Liberalų Sąjūdis
Party Leader: Viktorija Čmilyté-Nielsen
Liberal Movement believes in an independent, creative individual. We also believe in a society that is democratic and socially responsible, where citizens and national institutions collaborate and maintain a stable, growing quality of life for everyone. Our priority is to invest in an independent and creative individual, to lay down the most appropriate conditions for accessible education for all, where a person can succeed on the job market, engage in civil society and be spiritually prosperous. We see a third republic where people control their accountable and open leadership, where children are taught, sick people are cured, and criminals are punished.
Liberal Party of Gibraltar
Party Leader: Joseph García
The Gibraltar National Party was founded in 1991 and re-named a couple years leater into Liberal Party of Gibraltar (GLP). Since then they form an alliance with the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party. The last general election took place in October 2019 where the GLP-GSLP alliance won 53% of the vote. They are now part of the Government with three Liberal Ministers. GLP is also a sister party of the British Liberal Democrats and are part of the South-West England constituency at European Parliamentary elections on a joint ticket taking place six on the party list. The leader of GLP is historian Dr. Joseph Garcia.
Party Leader: Nyamko Sabuni
Liberalerna (Liberals) has a long-standing tradition as Swedish liberal party fighting for equal opportunities for its citizens. The party was formed in 1934 under the name “Folkpartiet” by a merger of the parliamentary parties, the Swedish Liberal Party and the Frisinnade folkpartiet and was called the ‘People’s Party’. From 1990 and 25 years we were called the Liberal People's Party and in 2015 they changed their name into the Liberals. Since the 2018 General elections Liberalerna have 20 seats in the Swedish Riksdag. Nyamko Sabuni serves as party leader since June 2019.
Liberalisok - Magyar Liberális Párt
Party Leader: Anett Bősz
The Hungarian Liberal Party - Liberals /Liberálisok/ was formed in 2013 and has represented liberal views and standpoints in the Hungarian Parliament since 2014. The party, both inside and outside of parliament, continues to fight against the “illiberal state” of Fidesz in favour of a more accepting, humane and open society.
Liberalno Demokratska Stranka
Party Leader: Hasib Salkić
Liberalno Demokratska Strank Bosne I Hercegovine (Liberal Democratic Party) was founded in 1990 and is one of the oldest political organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It currently holds 2 seats in the House of Peoples of the Federation BiH. Hasib Salkić serves as President and Azra Dramalija as Secratery-General.
Lista Marjana Šarca
Party Leader: Marjan Šarec
The Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) was established in May 2014 on the initiative of Marjan Šarec. The first few years of the party's existence consisted of working at the local level, as Šarec led the Municipality of Kamnik for two terms. Afterwards, the party successfully transferred to the state level becoming the second most voted for party in the 2018 parliamentary elections with 13 elected members of the National Parliament. Based on the result, Marjan Šarec became the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, governing the country from 13 of September 2018 until 13 of March 2020. In the meantime, the European Union elections were held in which Irena Joveva and Dr. Klemen Grošelj were elected as MEPs, representing the LMŠ party. The LMŠ party programme is always future-oriented with emphasis on green politics and digitalization as an opportunity for a better future. It also supports a strong, open and innovative economy with the foundation of social security and welfare, protection of citizens and the rule of law as our fundamental values, along with the preservation of public health, public education and coordinated policy for foreign affairs. We are advocating for a stable, strong and united Europe, connecting our community with respect and trust. We believe in the need for powerful European institutions oriented on actively working in favour of all Member States. In the EU there shouldn't be any room for different forms of populism, Euroscepticism and extremism.
Party Leader: András Fekete-Győr
Momentum Mozgalom (Momentum Movement) was founded in 2015 as an association led by Dániel Károly Csala. After their protest Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics they became an official political party and started to campaign for elections. After just missing the threshold in the 2018 National elections Momentum became the 3rd biggest Hungarian party at the 2019 European elections and won in the local elections. Since 2018 András Fekete-Győr serves as party leader.
Party Leader: Georges-Louis Bouchez
Founded in 1846, the Belgian liberal party is the oldest party on the European continent. Its name is "Mouvement réformateur (MR)" and it is a French-speaking right-wing and center-right party, born out of the coalition of several parties. The current Prime Minister is a member of this party, as was the previous Prime Minister. The political, economic, social and cultural project of our party is genuinely humanist, based on freedom and democracy, favouring the general interest. The tremendous potential of ideas which constitutes the DNA of liberal democracy must not remain an abstraction: it is a force for transforming society, aiming concretely to reduce poverty, insecurity, suffering, inequality. Liberalism places the human being at the centre of all political action. To be liberal is to assert and defend the rights of each individual against pressure from organized groups.
Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi
Party Leader: Mustafa Karadaya
Movement for Rights and Freedoms was founded in 1990 to cherish Turkish and Muslim interests in Bulgaria. At the 2017 Bulgarian Parliamentary elections MRF won 26 out of 240 seats, which made them the fourth biggest party in Parliament. The Chairman is Mustafa Karadayi who was unanimously elected in 2016 at the IX National MRF Conference.
Party Leader: Arif Hacılı
Founded in 1911, Musavat Party is the oldest political party in Azerbaijan, and played a key role as the ideological motor behind the foundation of the first democratic republic of Azerbaijan in 1918. Due to political persecution during Soviet rule, the party’s activities were interrupted until it was reignited by members of the popular movement against the Soviet Union in 1992. Led by Mr. Arif Hajili, the party is the main opposition party in Azerbaijan. Its key goals include protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, creating a free society based on free, liberal market principles, equal rights for all and transparency. To achieve these goals, Musavat believes that free and fair elections, accountability of central and local governments and all constitutional rights (freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and gender equality, to name a few) must be fully safeguarded and respected. In terms of foreign policy, the party supports European and transatlantic integration, regularly participating in discussions regarding the EU’s Eastern Partnership project. During snap parliamentary elections in 2020, Musavat participated with 60 registered candidates for 125 districts. As a result of mass fraud and undemocratic electoral procedures, highlighted by various international organisations, it failed to obtain a parliamentary seat.
Party Leader: Predrag Kojović
Naša Stranka (Our Party) was founded in 2008 by Danis Tanović and Dino Mustafić out of dissatisfaction with the political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tanović and Mustafić became Vice-President of the party, Bojan Bajić was elected President and Fadil Šero Secretary-General. The support for Naša Stranka grew throughout the years, which resulted in more seats in the House of Representatives of BiH (3) and the House of Representatives of the Federation of BiH (6). Predrag Kojović is the party leader of Naša Stranka since 2015.
Party Leader: Beate Meinl-Reisinger
The party was founded in 2012 as “NEOS - The New Austria” and participated in the 2013 legislative elections in an alliance with “Liberal Forum”. They won 9 seats and became the smallest faction in the National Council. This alliance resulted in a merge between both parties, which was named “NEOS”. During the snap legislative election of 2019 NEOS increased their support with nearly 3% in comparison to 2017 and improved the number of seats from 10 to 15 in the National Council.
Party Leader: Adam Szłapka
Nowoczesna believes in freedom and equality of all citizens. We want to see Poland’s institutions restored in alignment with European values of unity, democracy and rule of law. Born out of the eagerness for progress, Nowoczesna is the party of innovative and creative minds looking ahead to a better future. We want to create conditions that will best enable our country’s potential.
Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten
Party Leader: Egbert Lachaert
As the only flemish liberal party in Belgium, Open VLD is, together with its Francophone sister party, MR, the heir of the Liberal Party that was founded on 16 June 1846, as the first modern political party in Belgium. Open VLD promotes an inclusive, democratic society and a market economy which allows citizens to lead prosperous lives and protects those who suffer from hardship. Open VLD is a staunchly pro-European party that wants the EU to play a prominent role in a multilateral world where peace must be actively pursued.
Party Leader: Marijana Puljak
The citizens’ initiative called “For smart people and a smart city” (Za pametne ljude i pametan grad) was founded in 2013 for the local elections of Split. Two years later it became a political party and participated in their first parliamentary elections in 2015. After the Sabor elections of 2020 Pametno gained their first seat in the Croatian parliament.
Party Leader: Dorin Chirtoacă
Anatol Șalaru founded the Party in 1993 as “Party of Reform” (Partidul Reformei). In 2005 party members renamed the party to “Liberal Party” (Partidul Liberal) and Mihai Ghimpu was elected leader of the Party. The Liberal Party joined the coalition in 2009 until 2019. Dorin Chirtoacă is the leader of the Liberal Party since 2018.
Party Leader: Timothy Alden
In 2016 Dr. Marlene Farrugia founded the Party as an independent Member of Parliament. First, she served as interim leader before she officially voted as party leader. Partit Demokratiku is a new political force in the Maltese political landscape with key focus on good governance, people-centered politics, health and wellbeing of people and environment, and effective social justice.
Partit Liberal d'Andorra
Party Leader: Jordi Gallardo Fernández
Party of Freedom and Progress
Party Leader: Vladimir Novosiad
Before becoming a political party in 2003 the Party of Freedom and Progress began as a small group of people during the mid-1990s under the initiative of “Civil Alliance”. In 1996 they served as youth wing of the liberal-conservative party, “United Civil Party”. At the parliamentary elections of 2000, the Civil Forum youth wing disagreed with the mother party and broke away. They started their own strategy based on liberal values and created a new mother party, “Party for Freedom and Progress”.
Party Leader: Irena Bihariová
Progressive Slovakia was founded in 2017 before electing Ivan Štefunko as their Party Chairman. At the 2019 Presidential elections Zuzana Čaputová was Progressive Slovakia’s candidate and won a two-round vote with nearly 60% giving a clear counterweight to the right-wing populists. With this result she becomes the first female President in the history of Slovakia. It was a close call at the latest party leader elections between incumbent leader Michal Truban and Irena Biháriová, the latter won with 5 votes difference. As of June 2020, she is elected Chairman of the Party Assembly.
Party Leader: Antonella Soldo
Radicali Italiani is an Italian liberal movement funded in 2001. It's principles are the defence of rule of law and democracy, gandhian nonviolence, secularity of the state and freedom of religion, european federalism, environmentalism, anti prohibitionism. Their political action is based on the promotion of civil and human rights, the defence of the Constitution's principles through participatory democracy and the proposal of a comprehensive reform of justice. In november 2019, on the occasion of the last annual conference, Radicali's members have elected Massimiliano Iervolino as secretary general, Giulia Crivellini as treasurer and Igor Boni as president.
Party Leader: Morten Østergaard
The party is formed in 1905 when splitting from our other Danish member party, Venstre. Antimilitarists gathered in a new social liberal wing with a bigger focus for culture and reduce social inequality. With a long track record of government participation Radikale Venstre (literally “Radical Left”) provides parliamentary support to the Frederiksen cabinet. As of October 2020, Morten Østergaard handed over the party leadership after seven years to Sofie Carsten Nielsen.
Republican Party of Georgia
Party Leader: Khatuna Samnidze
Founded in 1978, the primary goal of the Republican Party of Georgia has been to achieve independence from the Soviet Union and build a truly democratic state. The Republican Party has actively participated in all political developments in the country and as liberals, its main goals are developing democratic institutions, the establishment of the rule of law state with free and independent judiciary system, protection of human rights and promotion of Georgia’s aspirations for European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Partiya Narodnoy Svobody
Party Leader: Mikhail Kasyanov
People's Freedom Party (PARNAS) in Russia is a political party that fights for liberal values, such as human rights, democracy and a free and competitive market. PARNAS defends the systemic decommunisation of Russia in order to completely move away from its totalitarian Soviet past, fights to represent the interest of pro-European Russian citizens and strives to carry out protests against Putin’s regime and usurpation of power. The party strongly condemns Putin’s aggressive domestic and foreign policy and consistently stands in opposition to it. The ruling authorities impose many restrictions on the party’s political activities, including blocking access to elections and blackmailing activists. Boris Nemtsov, the party's co-leader, was murdered near the Kremlin in 2015. The organisers of this political assassination have not yet been found.
Party Leader: Nikolai Rybakov
The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko is the oldest Russian democratic party, formed in 1993 first as an electoral bloc. Today Yabloko has over 28,000 members, regional branches in 79 out of 85 Russian regions, and over 600 local organisations. The party cooperates with human rights and environmental organisations, independent trade unions, culture societies, civil initiatives and public organisations for the protection of citizens’ rights in the social sphere. Yabloko has been a full member of Liberal International since 2002 and full member of the ALDE Party since 2006. Yabloko had a parliamentary faction in the Russian parliament in three convocations, until the parliamentary elections of 2003 under President Vladimir Putin. Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky came fourth and third in presidential elections of 1996 and 2000, was not allowed to run in the presidential elections of 2012, and came fifth in 2018, when Vladimir Putin became President for the fourth time.
SMC - Stranka Modernega Centra
Party Leader: Zdravko Počivalšek
The Modern Centre Party is a Slovenian centrist, social-liberal party founded by Miro Cerar in 2014. Their focus is rule of law, liberalizing the economy and improving efficiency in the public sector. After their foundation they became full member of ALDE Party at our congress in Lisbon. In 2019, Miro Cerar was succeeded by Zdravko Počivalšek as party leader. They currently hold 8 members of parliament in the national assembly and have 2 mayors.
Stranka Alenke Bratušek
Party Leader: Alenka Bratušek
The Party of Alenka Bratušek (SAB) was founded on the 31st of May 2014 by its president Alenka Bratušek, the only female prime minister in the history of the Republic of Slovenia, and its like-minded supporters. Although the party is relatively young, in the year of its establishment it already ran in the parliamentary elections and won four seats. In the 2018 elections, the party improved its result and won five parliamentary seats. SAB is a social-liberal party that believes a strong welfare state is not possible without a good and solid economy. The state and the people are the first priority. Our party stands for the rights among all generations, and especially advocates for pensioners’ rights. They also believe in a market economy, public health and public education, the rule of law and decent pensions.
Party Leader: Anna-Maja Henriksson
The Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP) gathers those who want to see an open, inclusive and international society. SFP works for a well-functioning bilingual society in Finland (Swedish and Finnish), a flourishing Nordic-cooperation, a stronger European community and global responsibility. We believe that prosperity and justice can be found in a society that serves the individual, has an economy that supports private initiatives and considers the environment, has an educational system that gives everyone equal opportunities to develop and a social security system that both supports and activates. As a liberal party we believe in freedom, justice, tolerance, equality and openness.
Party Leader: Oleksandr Solontay
The “People’s Force” is a Ukranian party, which is built upon transparency and liberal values formed in 2013 before becoming an official political party in August 2014.
Party Leader: Paul Köllensperger
Team K is a social liberal force of truly European spirit. It is the newest entry in the political arena of South Tyrol, founded in 2018. It is already the main opposition stronghold against the conservative Südtiroler Volkspartei-led and Lega-supported government. Its mission is to bring back passion about politics to the general public, and to appeal for members and candidates especially with technical experience. Team K, and its founder Paul Köllensperger, has this vision: to give liberal rights a stronger voice and enhance confidence in the people for political leadership via more Europe, more transparency and more decency in the fight for the best arguments. A new South Tyrol lies on the horizon: modernised, fully digitalised and European by spirit as well as its geography between the Italian and German world.
Liberalna Partija Crne Gore
Party Leader: Andrija Popović
The “Liberal Party of Montenegro” was founded in 2004 and is a liberal, secular party. It has an open approach to marijuana, advocates LGBT equal rights and strongly supports the EU membership of Montenegro. Its sole member in the Montenegrin parliament is Andrija Popović, who is also the party leader of LP and serve as opposition after the 2020 elections.
Union des Démocrates et Indépendants
Party Leader: Jean-Christophe Lagarde
The “Union of Democrats and Independents” is a member of ALDE party since 2016. The center-right party is founded in 2012 by Jean-Louis Borloo with Simone Veil as founding member. She was the first female President of the European Parliament, a former French Minister, and a highly respected French politician. Jean-Christophe Lagarde succeeded Borloo in 2016 as party leader and is regarded as a convinced European.
Party Leader: Praxoula Antoniadou
United Democrats is founded in 1993 by former President of Cyprus, George Vasiliou. Since March 2007 Praxoula Antoniadou took over leadership of the party and took office as Minister for Commerce, Industry and Tourism in the period 2011-2012. United Democrats are also an observer member of the Liberal International.
Uniunea Salvați România
Party Leader: Dan Barna
Union Save Romania (Uniunea Salvați România – USR) represents the only liberal party in Romania which has constantly advocated for European values and principles since its birth. Founded in 2016, the party united activists and technocrats that decided to get involved in politics in order to change the system from inside, by fighting corruption and promoting transparency. USR is committed to strengthening the rule of law in Romania, respecting the civil rights and liberties and making Romania a strong, active and trustworthy member of the EU and NATO. USR stands for the core liberal and European values: freedom, market economy, modernisation starting with the institutions. The solutions for both Romania and the EU reside from European liberalism, a modern centre-right perspective.
Party Leader: Guri Melby
Venstre is Norway’s only liberal party, working for freedom, opportunities and a greener tomorrow. Founded 28 January 1884, Venstre is Norway's oldest party. Our party’s primary focus areas are environmental affairs, education and promoting entrepreneurship. We currently form a part of Norway’s centre-right Government. Party Leader is Guri Melby elected in 2020.
Venstre Danmarks Liberale Parti
Party Leader: Jakob Ellemann-Jensen
Venstre (literally “Left”) has the longest track record of the two Danish ALDE member parties. It has its foundations in a pro-market approach based on a classical economically liberal ideology. Venstre has had many Prime Ministers and is currently the biggest opposition party to the Socialist cabinet of Mette Frederiksen. Danish Opposition leader is Jakob Ellemann-Jensen who is Venstre party leader since August 2019.
Party Leader: Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
Viðreisn “Reform Party” was founded as a liberal political party in 2016, which split from the Independence party after not holding an EU membership referendum and lack of support to free trade. The party supports Icelandic EU membership and is in favor of a welfare state with a strongly reformed farming industry and tax policy on foreign products. After the 2017 parliamentary elections they hold 4 members in the Icelandic parliament, “Althing”. Since 2019, Viðreisn is a full ALDE member party. Party leader is Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
Party Leader: Mark Rutte
The goals of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) are to give people the capacities to make something extraordinary out of their lives in the Netherlands. The party was founded on 24th of January 1948 out of different political parties. In 2010, for the first time in history, the VVD became the largest political party in the Netherlands with Mark Rutte as its party leader. Up to today the VVD is a governing party in the Netherlands. The VVD is a liberal party that values individual freedom, both in a mental and material sense, as its greatest asset. Other liberal principles emanate from freedom and responsibility: equality, tolerance and social justice. The VVD is optimistic about the future and the opportunities for the next generation. Therefore the VVD continues to aim for a safer, free and prosperous The Netherlands.