Values we believe in
Progressive Acts helps candidates emerge across the wider progressive community. Instead we offer a tool to a wide range of national and local candidates who are ready to subscribe to a set of basic values that – in our view – are the essence of “progressivism” in today’s Europe:
A commitment we take seriously
Upon registering on Progressive Acts, candidates commit themselves to campaign on these values and push through a consistent political agenda, once elected. Progressive Acts will monitor candidates’ coherence through the help of their own supporters and communities who can flag if they believe a candidate is not respecting this pledge.
If we have reasons to believe that indeed a candidate is not being true to our values Progressive Acts will suspend and remove the corresponding campaigns.
Progressive Acts aims to help to renew representative bodies across Europe by helping a new and innovative group of progressive candidates.
For this reason, Progressive Acts is only open to first or second time candidates running for the same office or primaries.
For example if you are a candidate running for the third time to be Member of your own National Parliament you will not be able to use Progressive Acts as we do believe you already have an extensive network that can help and support you. However if after being a national Member of Parliament you have decided to run as Member of the European Parliament you are welcome to use the site!
Progressive Acts is committed to enhance the transparency and accountability of elections. This is why no anonymous donation will be allowed on the platform.
Candidates are also requested to be transparent with their backers by posting a report on the use of the donations received. See here a sample of our transparency form.
Protecting personal data
Progressive Acts has put in place all the safeguards in order to ensure the highest possible level of protection of donors’ individual data. We commit on surveilling that personal data are used, upon user’s consent, only for the purposes they are subscribing to.
Candidates as recipients of the same data undertake to do the same through a dedicated agreement they have with Progressive Acts . Click here to know more.