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19/02/2021 Reinvigorate education and training to build successful recovery, PES ministers say

PES education ministers have called for the prioritisation of education and training – focusing on equity of access, inclusion and success for all - as Europe recovers from the coronavirus crisis.

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07/12/2020 Social Europe Network adopts plan to put citizens' wellbeing at the heart of policymaking

MEPs, representatives from PES member parties and organisations, trade unionists and civil society today endorsed a comprehensive policy document which aims to put wellbeing at the centre of society. This principle - the wellbeing of citizens - must be a guiding framework for European Union policy, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) agreed today.

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21/11/2020 Progressives united in drive to eradicate gender-based violence

Europe’s progressives will do whatever it takes to end gender-based violence, a joint livestream made clear today.

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20/11/2020 Progressive leaders, academics and activists call for a European Child Union

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 23 million children in the EU were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. On World Children’s Day - November 20 – PES President Sergei Stanishev joins more than 300 prominent figures from the world of politics, academia and civil society in backing a joint call to reduce inequalities in the EU through investment in children's early years.

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02/11/2020 PES welcomes adoption of the expanded Youth Guarantee

The revision and extension of the European Youth Guarantee is a vital first step to tackling the emerging youth unemployment crisis, the PES said today as it welcomed the relaunched initiative to help young people access the labour market.

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16/09/2020 SOTEU: S&D and PES presidents call for courageous and swift action to transform EU

Leaders of Europe’s socialist and democratic political family have today called on the European Commission to be bold and to act now to make the EU fairer and more sustainable.

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16/09/2020 Socialist and democrat policies are at the heart of the State of the Union – now it is time to act

Responding to today’s State of the Union, the Party of European Socialists welcomed the inclusion of key progressive policies in the Commission’s priorities for the year ahead, but warned it would remain vigilant to ensure they were implemented in full.

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16/07/2020 Socialists urge European Council to agree a strong, social and sustainable recovery deal

It is vital that the European Council backs an ambitious recovery strategy, socialist and democratic prime ministers, commissioners and leaders agreed in Brussels today.

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16/07/2020 PES EPSCO urges EU leaders to back recovery that boosts employment for young people

Investment in employment of the next generation must be a key driver for the recovery, socialist ministers said today. Failing to deliver on this ambition will let down young people and hold back the digital and green transitions the PES EPSCO warned, as they urged European leaders to back an ambitious recovery plan this week.

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18/06/2020 PES calls on EU Council to support fair and sustainable recovery plan

Tomorrow leaders must put Europe on course for a fair and sustainable recovery, prime ministers, commissioners and leaders from the socialists and democratic family said at a European Council preparatory meeting today.

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