Coalition pour la Vie et la Famille

Coalition for Life and Family

Coalition pour la Vie et la Famille
ChairmanAlain Escada
General secretaryStefano Pistilli
Founded5 September 2016 (5 September 2016)
HeadquartersAv Wielemans Ceuppens 56, 1190 Forest, Brussels, Belgium[1]
IdeologySocial conservativism
Political catholicism
Political positionFar-right
European Parliament
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The Coalition for Life and Family or Coalition pour la Vie et la Famille (fr, CPVF) is a European political party that especially opposes abortion and promotes traditional family values, they are against homosexuality. In 2017, the party requested recognition by the European Parliament and the political party funding that this entails.[2][3] This was granted for the year 2017, as the party had eight members of national and regional parliaments (required: seven) from seven different countries (required: seven).

The main activity of the CPVF is carried by the French organisation Civitas. Civitas has acted as a party since April 2016.[4] Civitas can be categorised as arch-conservative Catholic[5][6] nationalist,[7] and far-right.[8][9][10][11] The party is close to the Society of Saint Pius X. [12] The party chairman is the Belgian Alain Escada, who is also chairman of Civitas. Civitas member François-Xavier Peron is the co-founder of CPVF. In France, Civitas and Escada cooperate closely with the convicted holocaust denier Jean-Marie Le Pen and the Parti de la France.[13]

CPVF has no members in the European Parliament, but members in the national and regional parliaments of Austria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and Slovakia.[14] Surprisingly, CPVF's former Latvian member, Mihails Zemļinskis is a member of Social Democratic Party "Harmony", while this party's only member of European Parliament, Andrejs Mamikins, sat with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats group.


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  2. ^ "The Coalition for Life and Family – New European-Level Political Party Takes to the Stage | Patriot News Agency". Patriot News Agency. 2016-12-22. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  3. ^ "European Parliament tightens UKIP purse strings". Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  4. ^ "Et maintenant, les cathos radicaux ont leur parti !" [And now, the Catholic radicals have their own party !]. 2017-04-02. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  5. ^ "L'institut Civitas va porter plainte contre les Femen" [Institut Civitas to sue feminists]. Libération (in French). 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  6. ^ "Manif pour tous, Civitas, Printemps français... la nébuleuse des anti-mariage gay" [Manifesto for all, Civitas, French Spring... organising against gay marriage]. L’Express (in French). 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  7. ^ Pinte, Étienne; Turck, Jacques (2012). Extrême droite: Pourquoi les chrétiens ne peuvent pas se taire [Extreme Right: Why Christians Cannot Remain Silent] (in French). Éditions de l'Atelier. p. 10. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Violences de l'extrême droite: les appels à la dissolution de Civitas se multiplient" [Violence by the Extreme Right: Calls to ban Civitas snowball]. Le Point (in French). 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  9. ^ "Civitas, à l'extrême-droite de Dieu" [Civitas, at the Extreme Right hand of God]. Paris Match (in French). 2012-11-22. Archived from the original on 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  10. ^ Leclercq, Jacques (2012). De la droite décomplexée à la droite subversive. Dictionnaire 2010-2012 [From the right of assembly to the right of subversion. Dictionary 2010-2012] (in French). Paris: L'Harmattan. pp. 176 et seq. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ Terrier, René (2012). Pourquoi je ne suis plus catholique [Why I am no longer Catholic] (in French). Brogny. p. 259. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  12. ^ "L'aumônerie de CIVITAS assurée par les Capucins de Morgon : France Jeunesse Civitas". 2017-01-18. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  13. ^ Extreme right wing festival of the country. The Civitas religious extremists prepare the elections
  14. ^ MPs, MRPs in European Parties Financial Exercise 2017 (Ask the (PDF)