Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection 2024 – 2029


For the second time, the European Association of Archaeologists has compiled “Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection”.[i] This list comprises the five most pressing topics that fall into the remit of the European Parliament. The political parties running in the EU elections in 2024 were asked to clarify their position and plan of action regarding these topics to help voters to make an informed decision about whom to vote for. For an overview of the questions raised, please go to https://www.e-a-a.org/benchmarks_2024. For evaluation of the responses received, please go to https://www.e-a-a.org/Benchmarks_2024_overview or download from the table below below (link under "Europe" in the first row). National reports are available for download under the headings of the individual countries in the table below.

[i] For the Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection 2019 – 2024 see: https://www.e-a-a.org/benchmarks


  EPP S&D RENEW   GREENS-EFA   ECR ID GUE-NGL Not associated with political group 

 Europe  

 EPP  S&D Renew  Greens-EFA
Volt
 ECR  ID GUE-NGL 

 Austria

ÖVP   SPÖ
KPÖ
 NEOS Grüne   FPÖ  -

 Belgium
 CD&V
CSP
LE
PS
Vooruit   
 MR
Open VLD
 ECOLO
Groen
 N-VA VB  PTB-PVDA   DéFI  

 France

 Républicans PS   Renaissance  Verts RN  LFI Parti Animaliste
UPR

 Germany

CDU/CSU  SPD FDP
Freie Wähler
 Grüne AfD  Die Linke  BSW 

 Ireland

Fine Gael Labour    Fianna Fail  Green Party -  -  Sinn Fein
PBP
 -

 Netherlands

CDA  PvdA-GL*  VVD
D66
PvdA-GL*   CU
 JA21 
SGP
PVV  NSC

 Portugal

 AD (CDS-PP
PPM PSD)
PS  Iniciativa Liberal  PAN VOLT Chega,   Ergue-te - BE
CDU 
 -

 Spain

PP   PSOE  CS
PNV
AR**
Sumar 
 Vox - AR** 
Podemos
 JUNTS

* Dutch Labour party (PvdA) and Green party (GL) will join in the European Election together.
** AR - Ahora Repúblicas is a new coalition for the European elections that include ERC, EH-Bildu, BNG and AM (regional nationalist parties).