PES adopts manifesto for 2024 European elections

Delegates to the PES Election Congress in Rome vote to adopt the PES manifesto

Delegates to the PES Election Congress in Rome vote to adopt the PES manifesto

The Europe we want: social, democratic, sustainable – the manifesto of the socialist family for the European elections was adopted today by the Party of European Socialists (PES).

Delegates to the PES Election Congress in Rome – representing socialist and social democratic political parties from across Europe – voted unanimously to adopt the PES manifesto for 2024 European elections.

The full manifesto – containing over 100 measures for a more social, more democratic, and more sustainable Europe – is available to download: English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish.

PES President Stefan Lofven said:

“With this manifesto we position our party toward the European elections, pointing the way towards the more social, more democratic and more sustainable European Union that citizens want.

“Building from our values of solidarity, equality and responsibility, this document sets out the Europe we want. That is a Union that protects people with strong social rights, rejects the far-right attack on democracy, and recognises the urgent need to guarantee a sustainable and fair society.

“With this manifesto, we want to bring hope to citizens. Hope that the crises that Europe faces can be overcome, together, and we can move forward to a more progressive Europe.”

The PES election manifesto is the culmination of an extensive process of consultation and reflection within the PES family, with input from trade unions and civil society. This has included more than 85 in-person meetings, feedback from over 110 organisations, amounting to 550+ policy priorities and measures. These exchanges contributed to the PES Malaga resolution, adopted in November, which in turn served as the basis for the PES manifesto.