S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

Quote of the week by acting S&D Group leader, Udo Bullmann

The Spitzenkandidaten process helps make the EU more democratic. It means that every five years European voters have a direct say in what political direction the EU takes and what it should prioritise. The S&D Group was the first political family to support the process and we remained strongly committed to it.
Past activities

Take a look at the highlights of the latest Plenary session in Strasbourg:

Upcoming activities

On February 20th our MEP Alessia Mosca is hosting a discussion on Trade for Sustainable Development - Fashion Focus: the Fundamental Right to a Living Wage. The event will feature a presentation of The Circle* report on the topic and will be followed by a debate with Carlo Calenda, Italian Minister of Economic Development, Bernd Lange, Chairman of the International Trade Committee, Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade and Guy Stuart, Executive Director, Microfinance Opportunities.

* The Circle is a registered NGO, founded by singer, songwriter and activist Annie Lennox, to challenge and change the injustices faced by women and girls across the globe.

Our next Together event is closing in fast. Just a couple of weeks to go until we all meet again, this time in Bruges, to talk about Democratic Participation in the 2019 European elections. The debate features specialists, as well as students and members of the European Parliament.

February 22nd is the date you need to save in your agendas. So follow all updates on the programme here and register to catch the best seats.

Meanwhile, you can test your knowledge on all things EU-related by watching the video below:

This year we’re organising our fourth School of Democracy, from 6 - 8 June, in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Over the course of three days, 100 young people from both inside and outside the EU will discuss the major issues facing Europe and the world. Participants will have the chance to debate with experts from the political, economic and academic worlds.

To be eligible to apply you have to be between 18 and 25 and be passionate about progressive politics. Travel, hotel and meal expenses will be paid by us.
Registrations are now open!

Only the first 1000 applications will be taken into consideration. The top 100 of these will be selected for the School and will be contacted by the end of March 2018 at the latest. 

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