School for young progressive local and regional leaders

School for young progressive local and regional leaders

Friday 29.11.2019
(All day) - (All day)

Deadline for application: 28 October 2019.

We hear all too often that young people are the future, but it is high time they were empowered to change the present in order to build the future.

Progressive cities and regions are laboratories of innovation and, increasingly, they have also become places of resistance against populist and nationalist forces. Inside small towns and big cities alike, it is often young local leaders who are in charge of making change happen, by creating more sustainable communities, fighting the climate crisis and growing social inequality, and changing the way local democracy works.

This is why the Party of European Socialists Group is looking forward to welcoming young progressive local and regional politicians from all over Europe for a two-day event on 29-30 November 2019, partly organised in cooperation with the Young European Socialists and the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament.

Since March 2019, the European Committee of the Regions has launched an initiative to involve Young Elected Politicians elected at local and regional level in its works. As PES Group, we have made this commitment a priority and want therefore to strengthen this network in order to build a more progressive and sustainable Europe from the ground up.

Friday 29 November, 10.00 - 12.00

Opening session

@ European Parliament, Room A3G-3

 

10.00 – 11.00     Welcome and presentations by PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions, S&D Group in the European Parliament and Young European Socialists

11.00 – 11.20     Keynote speech

11.20 – 12.00 Panel debate “Youth up political decisions for the future”

 

More details coming soon.

Friday 29 November, 12.30 – 14.00

Lunch and speed-dating with the European Committee of the Regions

Friday 29 November, 14.00 – 18.00

Panel debates

@ European Committee of the Regions, Room JDE 53

 

14.00 – 16.00 | From local democracy to European democracy

16.00 – 18.00 | From #FridaysForFuture to local action

 

More details coming soon.

Friday 29 November, 18.00 – 19.30

Networking reception

@ European Committee of the Regions, Room JDE 53

Saturday 30 November, 09.30 – 12.30

Parallel workshops

  • How to run the SDGs agenda at local level?

 

  • How to use EU funds for building a progressive city/region?

 

  • How to influence policy at European level as young councillor?

 

More details coming soon.

Saturday 30 November, 12.30 – 13.30

Lunch break

Saturday 30 November, 13.30 – 15.00

Conclusions

More details coming soon.

Saturday 30 November, 15.00 – 19.00

Study visit in Brussels

More details coming soon.

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