Progressive Alliance Parliamentarian Conference - Decent Work and Education: Investing in Equal Opportunities for All.

The S&D Group would like to inform you that the next conference of the Progressive Alliance will take place in Lisbon on 4 - 5 December 2014 on the topic of "Investing in Education," co-organised by the S&D Group and hosted by PS Portugal.

As you may know the Progressive Alliance is a network of progressive parties, civil society organisations and think tanks -

The S&D Group has always firmly believed that education and training are central to tackle inequalities and for a sustainable economic and social development. The Progressive Alliance Conference in Lisbon seeks therefore to offer a platform for a global exchange on the most pressing needs in education. This year a special emphasis will be given to the coordination on a parliamentary level.

You will find more information in the attached invitation, draft programme, technical details and registration form.

Please register, using the form attached, by 24 November 2014.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or assistance to either or


Progressive Alliance: Results of Parliamentarian Conference and Upcoming Meetings

The Progressive Alliance conference  "Investing in Education ", co-organised by the S&D Group and hosted by PS Portugal,  was held in Lisbon on 4 - 5 December 2014.  This  exciting event gathered more than 100 delegates from progressive parties and organisations all over the globe, including Party Leaders Antonio Costa, Sigmar Gabriel, Pedro Sánchez and PES President Sergei Stanishev. Vice-president Enrique  Salom Guerrero replaced our Leader Gianni Pittella, who unfortunately was unable to participate due to prior commitments. Our Vice-president Maria João Rodrigues, Secretary General Javier Moreno and a number of our MEPs  took part in the two panel discussions.

The Conference offered a platform for a global exchange on the most pressing needs in education. This year, a special emphasis was given to the coordination on a parliamentary level. The Progressives made a commitment to dedicate at least 20% of national budgets to education and lifelong learning in order to reduce social and gender inequalities at their roots and fight against intolerance and violence.

>> Input Paper on “Decent Work and Education”
>> Resolution on Mexico and Ayotzinapa
>> Videos of the Speeches
>> Pictures of the Parliamentarian Conference

We would also like to inform you about the upcoming Progressive Alliance meetings:

>> End of March 2015, Mexico City, Mexico: Progressive Alliance Seminar hosted by the PRD Mexico
>> 21 – 22 May 2015, Rotterdam, Netherlands: Progressive Alliance Seminar on “Decent Work and Gender Equality” in cooperation with the Party of European Socialist (PES), hosted by the PvdA, Netherlands

Official invitations will be sent to you in a timely manner.

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