PES Documents

26/04/2019 If Europe doesn’t care for the people, the people won’t care for Europe - Ministers' Declaration

In the midst of intense negotiations around Europe’s budget for 2021-2027, PES European Affairs Ministers set out how the EU’s main financial tool can provide added value for citizens.

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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 Empowering youth, Congress Resolution

The PES adopted a resolution calling for the reinforcement of progressive action in youth policies. Our political family highlighted the need for more investments for children and youth, for making education and training accessible to all and to improve the participation of children and young people in all aspects of life.

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


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03/12/2016 Saving Europe: for Youth and Progress - Council Declaration

The PES wants the life of tomorrow to be better and brighter to that of today. To do so, we must fight inequality and discrimination, and protect our European values.

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14/11/2016 The need of a stronger European Union in challenging times - Ministers' Declaration

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12/10/2016 Ensuring the Youth guarantee is a European success story - Ministers' Declaration

PES EPSCO Ministers adopted a declaration calling for the Youth Guarantee to be accessible to every young European. Our political family fights for the Youth Guarantee to become a permanent feature of EU employment policies and a central component of the European Social Model.

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12/07/2016 Open letter to Commission President Juncker and Commissioner Thyssen on extension of Youth Guarantee

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22/04/2016 PES Presidency statement welcoming the PES European Youth Plan

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22/04/2016 PES Presidency statement welcoming the PES European Youth Plan

The PES Presidency adopted a declaration endorsing the PES European Youth Plan. This major initiative aimed at offering a better future for the youth is built on four different pillars : 1) Employment – A permanent and Extended Youth Guarantee; 2) Education - A broadened Erasmus+; 3) Culture - A European Youth Cheque to facilitate accessibility of culture; 4) Child Guarantee – Children’s rights to healthcare, education, childcare, housing and nutrition.

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