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29 September - European demonstration against austerity measures imposed by the conservatives

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On 29th September, the Party of European Socialists and its activists will participate in the ETUC demonstration. Join the PES President, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen marching for jobs and a fair way out the crisis.

WHERE? 
Place Bara in front of BNP-Paribas-Fortis (Metro: Gare du Midi).

WHEN? 
Wednesday 29th September at 12.30

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WHY?

  • We didn’t cause this crisis.
  • The bill has to be paid by banks, not by workers
  • We want a Financial Transaction Tax NOW!
  • We want a more social Europe with more solidarity for European citizens, especially young people, women, and retired people.

 

Download the demonstration leaflet (FR) (NL) (3 languages)

Contact person: Terence Connolly, terence.connolly@pes.org, Tel: 0473 83 29 43

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What we are fighting for
Read the PES Common Manifesto for the European Elections 2014

Our Campaigns


In some countries as many as one young person out of two cannot find a job. We are calling for a European Youth Guarantee as a way to tackle youth unemployment.



Campaign info

5.7 million young people are currently unemployed in Europe and an additional 1.5 million are forced into precarious jobs. In some countries as many as one young person out of two cannot find a job.

The campaign “Your future is my future – a European Youth Guarantee now” is calling for a European Youth Guarantee as a way to tackle youth unemployment.

Campaign Material

  • Toolkit (EN)
  • PES guide on youth guarantee (EN)
  • PES appeal for a European Youth Guarantee (EN), (FR)
  • PES report: Combating Youth Unemployment (EN), (FR), (ES)
  • Factsheet on Youth Unemployment among Women (EN)
  • Campaign flyer (EN), (FR), (DE), (ES), (NL), (PT), (HU)

Campaign Video

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