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Building the Progressive Future Together

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Date

18 October 2017 - 19 October 2017

Location

The Square, Glass Entrance, Mont des Arts, Brussels

Description

Day 1, Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Venue: The Square “Golden Hall”, Brussels
Interpretation will be provided in: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

16:00
registration

17:00
OPENING WITH “TOGETHER” VIDEO AND INTRODUCTION BY THE MODERATOR

17:05-17:15
WELCOME SPEECHES

Gianni PITTELLA, President of the S&D Group
Sergei STANISHEV, President of the PES

17:15 – 17:30
opening address

“A Stronger European Union in a Changing World” | Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission

17:30-19:00
FOOD FOR THOUGHT

“Reinventing the Left” | Sir Paul COLLIER, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Oxford University
“Post-Migration Societies” | Dr. Naika FOROUTAN, Professor of Social Sciences at Humboldt-University Berlin
“The Future of the Left and the New Global Order” | Paul MASON, Award Winning British Journalist, Broadcaster and Author

Questions & Answers session

19:00-20:15
PROGRESSIVE LEADERS PAVING THE WAY

Pedro SÁNCHEZ, Secretary General of the PSOE, Spain
Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President of the European Commission
Paul MAGNETTE
, Mayor of Charleroi, Belgium
Tuulia PITKÄNEN, Secretary General of the Young European Socialists

Questions & Answers session

20:15-20:30
Presentation of Together ambassadors and closing REMARKS

20:45
RECEPTION AND MUSIC

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Day 2, Thursday, 19 October 2017

Venue: The Square, Brussels

09:00 Registration

09:30 – 09:45 Opening by S&D Group Vice-Presidents Tanja FAJON and Jeppe KOFOD and S&D Group Treasurer Péter NIEDERMÜLLER

09:50-11:30 Parallel Workshops

  • Defending and strengthening democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Europe

Chaired by: Josef WEIDENHOLZER, S&D Group Vice-President

Speakers: Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President of the European Commission

Victor NEGRESCU, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Romania

Barbara NOWACKA, Poland

Michele NICOLETTI, Socialist Chair, Council of Europe

Maria FREITAS, FEPS Advisor

Aurelien MAZUY, Rainbow Rose

Kata TUTTÖ, Member of the Party of European Socialists’ Group in the Committee of the Regions (invited)

Ilona SORRI, School of Democracy

Presilia MPANU-MPANU, School of Democracy

Ana FABIJANCIC, School of Democracy

Amine CHAFIK, school of Democracy

Emir DAIC, School of Democracy

Brian O’REILLY,  School of Democracy

Together Ambassador: Teresa VAZQUEZ LOPEZ, Spain

  • Our economy must radically change

Chaired by: S&D Group Vice-Presidents Kathleen VAN BREMPT and Udo BULLMANN

Panellists

Maros SEFCOVIC,  Vice-President of the European Commission

Conny REUTER,  SOLIDAR Secretary General

Matthieu MEAULLE, ETUC Policy advisor

Together Ambassador:  Jimmy VIEUX, France

Participants: Adriana COZANU and Alisa TROJANSKY from School of Democracy

 

  • Financial solutions for a new budget and a new Europe

Chaired by: Isabelle THOMAS, S&D Group Vice-President

Speakers: Ivailo KALFIN, Member of the High Level Group on Own Resources, former MEP and MFF 2014-2020 rapporteur, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social policy

Heikki PATOMÄKI, Professor of World Politics at the University of Helsinki, Member of the Progressive Economy Scientific Board

Together Ambassador: Zafeiris SIDIROPOULOS, Greece

  • Asylum and migration: Solidarity and Real Solutions

Chaired by: Tanja FAJON and Elena VALENCIANO, S&D Group Vice-Presidents

Moderator: Katrina SICHEL

Speakers:

GIULIO DI BLASI, Member of Cabinet HR/VP – European Commission

Berta FERNANDEZ – Senior Programme Manager at IOM Regional Office in Brussels

Soraya RODRIGUEZ, MP for Socialist Party in Spain (PSOE), and Member of PACE

Iverna MCGOWAN– Amnesty International, Head of European Institutions Office and Advocacy Director

Hedwig GIUSTO, FEPS Senior Policy Advisor

Lisa PELLING – Chief Analyst at Arena Idea, author of “Why the left should be open to open borders”

Together Ambassador: Anton STOYANOV, Bulgaria

 

  • A stronger European Union in a changing world

Chaired by: Jeppe KOFOD and Victor BOŞTINARU, S&D Group Vice-Presidents

Moderator: Knut FLECKENSTEIN, MEP

Arancha GONZALEZ, International Trade Centre Executive Director:  EU and multilateralism

Bernd LANGE, presentation on a Model Labour Chapter for EU trade agreements

Anna SUNDSTROM, Secretary General, Olof Palme International Center, Stockholm

Igor PIMENOV, MP, Latvia, Social-Democratic CONCORD Party; EU Eastern Neighborhood

Joao DUARTE ALBUQUERQUE, YES President

Nicola PEDDE, Director of Institute for Global Studies, Rome; EU Southern Neighborhood

Together Ambassador: Hannah HOEHN, Germany

  • Does Africa still need Europe?

Chaired by: Gianni PITTELLA, S&D Group President

Speakers:
Nikolas PAPADOPOULOS, DIKO President and Cyprus Presidential candidate
Ernst STETTER, FEPS Secretary General

Gerry SALOLE, CEO European Foundation Centre

Ajay BRAMDEO, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the European Union

Fabrizia PANZETTI, Head of Cabinet of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs (invited)

Kasper VANPOUCKE, YES Vice-President

David LOPEZ, SOLIDAR

Adam JOGEE, School of Democracy

Presilia MPANU-MPANU, School of Democracy

 

Together Ambassador: Ilaria BELLACCI, Italy

  • Putting social rights at the core of our Union

Chaired by: Maria João RODRIGUES, S&D Group Vice-President

Speakers: Nicolas SCHMIT, Minister in the Luxembourg Government

Esther LYNCH, ETUC (invited)

Jovana MAJSTOROVIC, YES Vice-President

Olga ZRIHEN, Member of the Walloon Parliament

Zita GURMAI, PES Women President

Laeticia THISSEN

Horst DREIMANN, Secretary General of European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB)

Together Ambassador: Lorenzo AMMIRATI, Italy

 

11:40-12:10       Keynote speech by Jeremy CORBYN, Leader of the UK Labour Party
Q&A session

12:10 – 12.30  Conclusions by Gianni PITTELLA, President of the S&D Group and Adoption of the final “TOGETHER” Statements

                        “Let’s act TOGETHER!” – Joined by Progressive Prime Ministers & Party Leaders

 

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