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PES launches campaign for European Youth


14 Jun 2016


Social Europe & Jobs

What: This event marks the launch of a campaign to provide more support for young people in Europe, in the form of a European Youth Plan.

When: Thursday 16 June, 10.30 – 11.30

Where: Maison des Ailes, Rue Montoyer 1, 1000 Bruxelles

Campaign: The campaign will call for the following things:

-       20 billion funding for a permanent youth guarantee for young people up to 30

-       An extended Erasmus scheme for secondary and technical students

-       Funding for a Child Guarantee ensuring children’s rights to healthcare, education, childcare, housing and nutrition

-       European Youth Culture Cheques empowering young people as culture consumers and creators


Speakers will include:

Sergei Stanishev, PSE President

Laura Slimani, President of Young European Socialists (YES)

Laurette Onkelinx, Vice-President of Parti Socialiste, Belgium

John Crombez, leader of SP.a

Gianni Pittella, President of S&D group

Allan Päll, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum

Theibaut Weber, ETUC Confederal Secretary


Press: Journalists are invited to participate in the interactive campaign launch. PES President and other speakers will be available for interview at the launch event.

Party of European Socialists (PES)