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PES CONGRESS 2022

With Courage. For Europe. 14-15 October 2022, Berlin

Welcome to Berlin!

The PES Congress will take place in Berlin on 14-15 October 2022.

Hosted with the support from the governing German SPD – a PES full member party – the PES Congress will welcome Heads of state and government, European Commissioners, party leaders and other representatives.

Europe is about a year and a half away from the next European election. Our Congress comes at a moment of fundamental changes and high uncertainties.

With the motto "With Courage. For Europe" PES leaders will discuss policies to address deep shifts in the international security and multilateral balance, soaring energy prices and inflation, the covid crisis, climate change and social challenges.

Speakers

Sergei Stanishev

Sergei Stanishev

PES President
Stefan Löfven

Stefan Löfven

PES President candidate and former Prime Minister of Sweden
Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz

Chancellor of Germany
Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin

Leader of SDP and Prime Minister of Finland.
Mette Frederiksen

Mette Frederiksen

Leader of Socialdemokratiet and Prime Minister of Denmark.
Pedro Sánchez

Pedro Sánchez

Leader of PSOE and Prime Minister of Spain.
António Costa

António Costa

Leader of the Socialist Party and Prime Minister of Portugal.
Magdalena Andersson

Magdalena Andersson

Leader of Swedish Socialdemokraterna and Prime Minister of Sweden.
Robert Abela

Robert Abela

Leader of Labour Party (Malta) and Prime Minister of Malta.
Frans Timmermans

Frans Timmermans

European Commission Executive Vice-President.
Josep Borrell Fontelles

Josep Borrell Fontelles

European Union High Representative/ European Commission Vice-President.
Elisa Ferreira

Elisa Ferreira

European Commisioner for Cohesion and Reforms.
Maros Sefcovic

Maroš Šefčovič

European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner in charge of Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight.
Nicolas Schmit

Nicolas Schmit

European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights.
Ylva Johansson

Ylva Johansson

European Commissioner for Home Affairs.
Helena Dalli

Helena Dalli

European Commissioner for Equality.
Lars Klingbeil

Lars Klingbeil

Co-leader of SPD Germany.
Iratxe Garcia Perez

Iratxe García Pérez

1st Vice-President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and President of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament.
Vasco Cordeiro

Vasco Cordeiro

President of the European Committee of the Regions
Achim Post PES Secretary General

Achim Post

Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists (PES).
Zita Gurmai

Zita Gurmai

PES Women President
Alicia Homs

Alicia Homs

President of YES (Young European Socialists), MEP
Maria João Rodrigues

Maria João Rodrigues

President of FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies)
Sergei Stanishev

Sergei Stanishev

PES President
Stefan Löfven

Stefan Löfven

PES President candidate and former Prime Minister of Sweden
Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz

Chancellor of Germany
Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin

Leader of SDP and Prime Minister of Finland.
Mette Frederiksen

Mette Frederiksen

Leader of Socialdemokratiet and Prime Minister of Denmark.
Pedro Sánchez

Pedro Sánchez

Leader of PSOE and Prime Minister of Spain.
António Costa

António Costa

Leader of the Socialist Party and Prime Minister of Portugal.
Magdalena Andersson

Magdalena Andersson

Leader of Swedish Socialdemokraterna and Prime Minister of Sweden.
Robert Abela

Robert Abela

Leader of Labour Party (Malta) and Prime Minister of Malta.
Frans Timmermans

Frans Timmermans

European Commission Executive Vice-President.
Josep Borrell Fontelles

Josep Borrell Fontelles

European Union High Representative/ European Commission Vice-President.
Elisa Ferreira

Elisa Ferreira

European Commisioner for Cohesion and Reforms.
Maros Sefcovic

Maroš Šefčovič

European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner in charge of Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight.
Nicolas Schmit

Nicolas Schmit

European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights.
Ylva Johansson

Ylva Johansson

European Commissioner for Home Affairs.
Helena Dalli

Helena Dalli

European Commissioner for Equality.
Lars Klingbeil

Lars Klingbeil

Co-leader of SPD Germany.
Iratxe Garcia Perez

Iratxe García Pérez

1st Vice-President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and President of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament.
Vasco Cordeiro

Vasco Cordeiro

President of the European Committee of the Regions
Achim Post PES Secretary General

Achim Post

Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists (PES).
Zita Gurmai

Zita Gurmai

PES Women President
Alicia Homs

Alicia Homs

President of YES (Young European Socialists), MEP
Maria João Rodrigues

Maria João Rodrigues

President of FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies)

Congress Programme

Click here to download the programme in German [LINK], French [LINK], Spanish [LINK]

13 October

15:00 - 18:30

PES Women Annual Conference

Zita Gurmai
Willy-Brandt House
17:00 - 18:30

ESO fringe meeting “Peace, international solidarity and development in the changing world”

Willy-Brandt House

14 October

09:30 - 12:00

S&D Group fringe meeting

Willy-Brandt House
09:30 - 12:00

FEPS fringe meeting

Willy-Brandt House
09:30 - 12:00

FES fringe meeting

Willy-Brandt House
09:30 - 12:00

European Forum for Democracy fringe meeting

Willy-Brandt House
14:30 - 18:30

PES Congress Plenary – Day 1

Verti Music Hall - Plenary

Speeches

Leaders panel I: "Our Europe: Next to its citizens"

Leaders panel II: "Our Europe: Respect for the people"

Leaders panel III: "Our Europe: Respect in the world"

Election of the PES President

Adoption of the Congress Resolution

15 October

10:00 - 13:30

PES Congress Plenary – Day 2

Olaf Scholz Sergei Stanishev
Verti Music Hall

Speech by the new PES President

Prime Ministers and Leaders panel I: "Leading Europe through change"

Prime Ministers and Leaders panel II: "Our Europe: Respect for the planet"

Prime Ministers and Leaders panel III: "A new European Momentum"

Speech by the German Chancellor

Sustainability is one of the main pillars of PES policies. We have taken steps to promote and push for sustainable actions not only in our policies but also in our work and the organisation of the PES Congress.

In setting up the event, we have taken into consideration the impact we are making on the environment, by taking into account the design and management of the event, its location and its impact on the city it is taking place in. The PES Congress event is reducing to the maximum the usage of paper, has its branding in a predominantly digital format and for its printed branding materials we have chosen to use water-based printing on environmentally friendly materials. The PES goal is to reduce as much as possible the carbon footprint of its Congress.  


With Courage. For Europe.
is organised by the Party of European Socialists.

The PES brings together the socialist, social democratic, labour and democratic parties from all over the European Union, the UK and Norway. Together with 33 full member parties and 12 associate and 12 observer parties, we fight for a better and more progressive Europe.