Madrid, 2019 - PES Election Congress
The PES Election Congress took place on 22-23 February 2019 in Madrid.
Co-hosted by the PSOE, the Congress elected Frans Timmermans as PES Common Candidate and adopted the party Manifesto for the European elections of 23-26 May 2019.
The 11th PES Congress took place on 7-8 December in Lisbon.
The Congress approved eight main resolutions tackling key issues facing Europe, such as the rights or workers in the digital economy, the need for more Social Europe, the transition to environmentally sustainable communities, gender equality and many other issues. These resolutions formed the basis of the PES manifesto for the 2019 European elections.
In addition, the Congress acclaimed Frans Timmermans, PES Spitzenkandidat designate (common candidate), to lead European progressives in the 2019 European elections.