How we work in practice
Our Group meets before every plenary sitting to agree our position on each topic on the European Parliament’s agenda and on how we will vote. Before that, however, a lot of preparatory work is carried out at committee and delegation level to define the optimal policy, taking into account many points of view. To ensure our policies are coherent, we structure our preparatory work through four Working Groups, each of which covers several committees. The MEPs you elect sit in one or more of these Working Groups. Many will also hold positions within the Group’s governance structures.