With Courage. For Europe. high-level conference: progressives to gather in Berlin

15/06/2021

Europe's progressive political family - social democrats and socialists from across the European Union – are uniting in Berlin to present the progressive alternative for Europe and Germany.

The Party of European Socialists (PES) will gather its members on 25-26 June to set out their ambitions to lead bold social change, building a solid foundation for a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. On the agenda, a Europe that invests in its future, strengthens respect, and acts together.

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German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be joined by Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan LöfvenPES President Sergei Stanishev, S&D President Iratxe Garcia, EU Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, SPD co-leader Norbert Walter-Borjans and many other high-level speakers for the event.

A hybrid conference - With Courage. For Europe. - will livestreamed from Berlin on 26 June from 9:30CET. The conference will be livestreamed in English, German, French, and Spanish. It will be available to view on the event website - www.events.pes.eu/ - as well as YouTube and Facebook.

The day before (25 June), the PES will host a meeting of leaders of its member parties. A series of fringe events will also take place.  The Progressive Alliance will host the session “Welfare and Democracy”. PES Women and Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialdemokratischer Frauen (ASF) will hold a “#Make her count for Democracy” event. And the S&D Group in the European Parliament, PES Group in the Committee of the Regions, and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) will host “For a Child Union: a community that cares”.

More information about the programme and speakers is available on the event website.