PES Deputy Secretary General
Born in Rome in 1978, Giacomo Filibeck is active since 1997 in European student unions and joined the leadership of OBESSU (Organizing Bureau of European School Students Unions) in 1997.
From 2002 to 2009 he was president of the European Youth Forum (platform of youth organizations for consultations on youth policies of the European institutions) and he presided Young European Socialists (YES), on behalf of which he was a member of the PES Presidency. He took part in the most significant consultation processes in recent years within the EU, the Council of Europe, the UN and the World Bank.
In addition, between 2002 and 2004 he was President of the Youth Convention on the Future of Europe and participated as an observer in the plenary sessions of the Convention for the drafting of the European Constitutional Treaty by contributing to innovate articles related to youth policy. He is a professional journalist since 2009 and presides since 2011 the Meseuro Centre for Europe of the Mediterranean.
Giacomo Filibeck is currently Deputy Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists.