PES Documents

27/05/2020 PES Presidency Declaration on European Commission's Recovery Plan announcement

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09/05/2020 PES Presidency Declaration on Europe Day


Socialists and democrats from across Europe mark Europe Day (9 May) by agreeing a joint declaration on their shared progressive vision for Europe’s future. 

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21/06/2019 Adopted PES Women Statement for a feminist Europe 2019-2024

In the framework of PES Campaign for a feminist Europe, PES Women presented their Statement to European decision-makers, calling to put gender equality into practice during the 2019-2024 mandate. The statement points out the necessity of considering Gender Equality as one of the core values of the European Union; the urge of having a Europe representing woman and men equally and to put forward an ambitious Gender Equality Strategy in Europe.

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23/02/2019 PES Manifesto, 2019

The programme of the PES for the European elections 2019, organised around 6 main topics: Equality and Solidarity; Democracy and Human Rights; Environment and Sustainability; Youth and Future; Gender Equality; Asylum and Migration.

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07/12/2018 For a Europe of gender equality and empowered women, Congress Resolution

The Lisbon Resolution resumes the women’s situation of the last two years in the world, where they globally stood up to claim their rights and tell the world that they have had enough; enough of being paid less than men for the same work; enough of not being free to decide about their own bodies; enough of being harassed or abused at work, enough of being made to stay at home and fulfil traditional roles. The Resolution outlines the political will of PES Women and PES to advance gender equality across all fields and sectors by calling for an EU Gender Equality Strategy.

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07/12/2018 PES Women Activity Report - PES Women activity Report 2015 -2018: “Enhancing Gender Equality and Women’s rights discussions through PES Women

The PES Women activity report includes the list of activities – statutory meetings, conferences, campaigns and other activities - organised by PES Women and held in different parts of Europe, as well as a brief description of its main contents and aims.

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12/03/2018 Statement on Istanbul Convention - Ministers' Declaration

PES Gender Equality Ministers and State secretaries adopted and signed the Statement on the Istanbul Convention in New York, in which they call on the Bulgarian Presidency to encourage all EU Member states to ratify as soon as possible the Istanbul Convention. The statement refers to the UN 2030 agenda and the EU commitment to achieve true gender equality (‘making the planet 50/50’).

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01/12/2017 #Progressive Europe/Renewal - Council Resolution


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16/06/2017 PES LGBTI Roadmap - Roadmap adopted by the Presidency

As the leading party of progressives in Europe, the Party of European Socialists put together an LGBTI roadmap that highlights ways we can protect human rights of LGBTI people in EU legislation and at national level.

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02/02/2017 A Progressive Vision for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Europe - Roadmap adopted by Ministers and State Secretaries

PES ministers and State Secretaries for women’s rights reiterate the priorities of the adopted declaration and put forward a roadmap of concrete actions to collectively reaffirm the strong attachment to the European Union and its core values and the development of women’s rights in Europe.

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