PES Women members meet three times a year to:

  • Discuss strategic initiatives and specific policy themes
  • Agree on campaigns and resolutions
  • Share information on relevant European and national policies

PES Women also organizes a yearly conference that gathers around 100 representatives from PES member parties, NGOs, trade unions and the media.

Yearly conference 2013

In 2013 PES Women yearly conference took place on 21 June, in Sofia, Bulgaria. The meeting was titledWomen up! Against the Crisis, and during the conference participants debated the consequences and solutions to the devastating effect of the crisis on women. The conference was also the occasion to launch the new PES Women Campaign on closing the Gender Pay Gap: “Equal Pay, it’s about time!


Yearly conference 2012

On 27 September PES Women met in Brussels for its yearly conference titled "Combating Young Women's Unemployment". Over a hundred people participated to the meeting that aimed at discussing solutions to specific causes of young women’s unemployment. Measures proposed included gender budgeting, equal access to green jobs, and reconciliation of private and professional life. The conference highlighted of the joint PES-PES Women-ECOSY campaign: “Your future is my future: a European Youth Guarantee now!

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