Training Academy studies election strategies

Training Academy - October 2017

PES Training Academy participants from the class of 2017-2018 are meeting for the final time this week to formulate strategies for the 2019 European election campaign and then present their plans to a panel of MEPs.

Members of the current class already met twice during 2017, first in Leuven and then in Vienna, to study advanced campaigning strategies and debate populism and fake news. Now they will complete the course with a final session inside the European Parliament, co-hosted by PES and the Socialists & Democrats Group.

This final session will focus on planning for the European elections in 2019, including studying the common candidate procedure initiated by PES in 2014 and how it is likely to play out next year, as well as strategies for engaging activists and young people, communicating issues and raising voter turnout.