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The Arab Spring

 

The PES welcomes the democratic movements lead by the civil society on the Arab world.

In the last years the PES has worked with progressive forces in the region to strengthen civil population rights. After the 'Arab Spring' revolutions, the EU must insure that the democratic transition is delivered and that financial needs do not endanger this process.

After holding the conferences 'Arab revolutions: time for democracy & progress' (2011) and 'A Progressive Agenda for a New Arab World' (2012) in Tunis, the PES hosted on 19-20 January 2013 a meeting in Cairo titled 'A common vision for a progressive Arab world - Listening to the Progressive Mediterranean initiative'

During the conference in Egypt, participants adopted two declarations:

  • Declaration "A progressive agenda for the Arab world" - EnglishFrenchArabic, 19 January 2013
  • Closing statement of the Arab Social Democratic Forum - EnglishFrenchArabic 20 January 2013
On 21 December 2014 the second round of the Presidential elections in Tunisia was held. The elections were won by Beji Caid Essebsi, representing the Nidaa Tounes Party. PES Secretary General Achim Post said: "The fair and democratic elections of Sunday were an important step forward on the road to democracy in Tunisia....


On the 25th of March PES President Sergei Stanishev met with Fadwa Barghouti, wife of Marwan Barghouti, renowned Fatah member and Palestinian reconciliation figure. Marwan Barghouti has spent a total of 17 years in prison, of which the last 11 years consecutively. The meeting took place in Amman at the Conference...


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What we are fighting for
Read the PES Common Manifesto for the European Elections 2014

Our Campaigns


In some countries as many as one young person out of two cannot find a job. We are calling for a European Youth Guarantee as a way to tackle youth unemployment.



Campaign info

5.7 million young people are currently unemployed in Europe and an additional 1.5 million are forced into precarious jobs. In some countries as many as one young person out of two cannot find a job.

The campaign “Your future is my future – a European Youth Guarantee now” is calling for a European Youth Guarantee as a way to tackle youth unemployment.

Campaign Material

  • Toolkit (EN)
  • PES guide on youth guarantee (EN)
  • PES appeal for a European Youth Guarantee (EN), (FR)
  • PES report: Combating Youth Unemployment (EN), (FR), (ES)
  • Factsheet on Youth Unemployment among Women (EN)
  • Campaign flyer (EN), (FR), (DE), (ES), (NL), (PT), (HU)

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