PES and sister parties
The meeting, which will take place at the Socialist House of Europe, Rue Major Debreucq 40 (just off Place de Londres), is due to feature an Irish (Labour) government minister and will focus on the Irish Presidency as well as the 40th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the EU.
Also, don’t forget to reserve your place at the Brussels Labour 40th anniversary dinner, which will take place on Wednesday 19 June, by contacting us at email@example.com. You can reserve a copy of our book on 40 Years of Labour in Brussels too, at the subsidised price of €20 – contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate May Day on 1 May, the Brussels Federation of the Parti Socialiste is organising the latest Fête du Progrès on Tuesday 30 April from 20:00.
The event takes place at La Tentation (28 rue de Laeken – 1000 Bruxelles)
Tickets are on advance sale for €5 from the local sections and from the Federation (galerie Ravenstein 28/7 – 1000 Bruxelles)
For more info, go to psbruxelles.be.
The Launch Conference of the S&D Group / FEPS Progressive Economy Initiative takes place on Thursday 7 March in the European Parliament.
You can find more information on the conference, which will focus on Failed Austerity in Europe, by clicking here. Registration is available until 4 March.
If you can’t make it in person, there will be live webstreaming via the same link.
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
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)
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
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Brussels Labour Annual General Meeting
Inauguration of the new headquarters of the Italian Partito Democratico de Bruxelles
You are invited to join this event on Friday 23 November at 19:00 at Rue Major Dubreucq 40 (on the corner of Place de Londres, Ixelles). Please contact Pietro Emili for more information.
The next meeting of Brussels Labour will be the Christmas Social, which will take place on Wednesday 5 December from 19:30. The Social is kindly hosted by David Earnshaw & Jo Wood and will take place at Square Ambiorix 6, 1000 Brussels. All Brussels Labour members and friends are welcome – and please bring a bottle!
Labour Movement for Europe events
The LME has an ongoing series of events in the UK. The latest events are listed here.
The 2012 PES Congress, which had been scheduled to be held in Bucharest, has been transferred to Brussels. As a result, the PES Activists forum, which was due to take place before the congress, has been postponed until the coming months.
However, Brussels Labour members are invited to attend the PES Congress and surrounding events.
In this document you can find full details, including information on the PES Women Annual Conference (Thursday 27 September), the PES Activists Meeting and PES Policy Forum Round Tables (Friday 28 September) and the PES Congress itself (Saturday 29 September).
You should register in advance by clicking here. Please indicate the meetings you wish to attend so that the organisers can estimate participation.