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2018 PES Congress.

The XI PES Congress will take place on 7-8 December in Lisbon, Portugal. Hundreds of delegates from the PES Member parties across Europe will gather to debate key issues ahead of the 2019 European elections and to acclaim the PES Common Candidate, Frans Timmermans.

For more information and the programme, please click here

The Congress is being organised with the invaluable support of PS Portugal. 

Events at Congress

The Congress will approve eight resolutions addressing key issues facing Europe today. These resolutions will form the basis of the PES manifesto for the 2019 European elections:

For a Europe of gender equality and empowered women
Progressive economy
Social Europe
A healthy environment and food, green growth and modern industries
For a stronger democracy in Europe
For fair and progressive asylum and migration policies that work for all
Empowering youth
For a fair, sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world

As in previous years, activists and organisations from the social democratic family will make a big contribute to Congress.

In advance of the Congress, PES Women will organise its Annual Conference on 6 December - Violence against Women in Politics: A cost to Democracy. Register here to the PES Women Annual Conference.

Can I Change My Future? Progressives ways for the European Union (7 December). Find out more about the high-level conversation organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

S&D fringe event: Progressive Society Conference on Sustainable Equality – Shifting to Action 2019-2024. (7 December)

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MEPs involved

BULLMANN Udo
Coordinator
Germany

S&D press contact

TUTTLIES Utta
Group's spokesperson, Head of Department, Spokesperson S&D Group
Germany

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