This platform had started in November 2002 when representatives of political parties from more than 15 countries decided to examine new chances for Christian politics in Europe on the conference "For a Christian Europe" at Lakitelek, Hungary.
The ECPM started with parties and organizations regardless their denominative background. Parties residing in and outside the EU participate in this first years and make it possible to create a movement that is solidly continuing. In 2003 the ECPM adopted eight Guiding Principles in the Lakitelek declaration “Values for Europe”, which shapes ECPM’s vision on Europe and in January 2005 in Tallinn, Estonia the ECPM elected its first board. On 15 September 2005 ECPM was officially registered with statutes as an association under Dutch law. ECPM is chaired by Peeter Võsu.
Youth movements are also welcome in the European Christian Political Youth Network that started in 2004 and installed its first board in summer 2005.