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PES Economic and Financial Network

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The PES Economic and Financial Network is chaired by Andreas Schieder(photo), State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria.

The network meets twice a year, and is a well established forum of discussion within the PES family. The network involves about 150 persons from all member parties and relevant partner organizations, such as Trade Unions (ETUC, ITUC, TUAC) and research institute (FEPS, ECLM, ETUI).

Recent items debated at network meetings include: the financial reform, credit rating agencies, the tax on financial transactions, the EU2020 strategy and economic policy coordination in the eurozone.


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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