FEPS/IPPR event: Staying in – Winning the debate to keep Britain in the EU

On 18 February, FEPS and IPPR will hold a joint event entitled ‘Staying in – Winning the debate to keep Britain in the EU’.

Following David Cameron’s intention to hold a referendum on UK membership of the EU, is a timely debate on Britain’s future in Europe.

Speakers include Emma Reynolds MP (Shadow Europe Minister), Jo Leinen MEP (President of the European Movement), Giles Merritt (Secretary General of Friends of Europe) and Will Straw (Associate Director at IPPR and author of the report‘Staying in’).

The event will be chaired by Ernst Stetter (Secretary General of FEPS) with concluding remarks by Massimo D’Alema (President of FEPS and former Prime Minister of Italy).

Date & Time: 18 February , 17:00-19:00

Venue: FEPS office, rue Montoyer 40, 1000 Brussels

Registration: email FEPS events

More information: please contact Charlotte Billingham at FEPS

Support the PD Italian election campaign this Monday

On Monday 28 January, Hannes Swoboda, President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament will be present at an event with Brussels branches of progressive and socialist parties in Europe.

The event, which is held in support of the Partito Democratico campaign for the Italian elections on 24-25 February, will be held at Mediterraneo, Rue de Trèves, 40, 1050 Ixelles. It begins at 19:00.

For more information click here (link to Facebook)

Next meeting with ETUC on 23 January

Our first meeting of 2013 takes place next week:

Wednesday 23 January 2013 at 20:00

Italian PD campaign headquarters, ‘Socialists House of Europe’, Rue Major Dubreucq 40, 1040 Ixelles (just off Place de Londres)

ETUC: the voice of European workers at 40


Judith Kirton-Darling, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)



Future events include:

Tuesday 26 February 2013 at 18:00

Brussels Press Club Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels

2012 John Fitzmaurice Memorial Lecture*

Guest speaker invited

Please note that the venue will be open from 17:30 and the Lecture will start at 18:00, as our invited speaker will have to leave early


Tuesday 5 March 2013

Sister Parties event

Details TBC


Wednesday 20 March 2013

Brussels Labour Annual General Meeting

Details TBC