The PES is probably of particular interest to members of Brussels Labour.
Individual members of Europe’s Socialist, Social Democratic and Labour Parties – and thus of Brussels Labour – are all members of the PES through their national party membership. They can now become directly involved in the PES by becoming PES activist. This important decision was taken at the PES Council in Vienna in June 2005 with full support of the member parties.
Being PES activist offers a new level of involvement for members, complementary to that on local, regional or national level.
Activists can ask questions directly to politicians, take part in discussions with other European socialists and social democrats on a variety of topics, give input on PES policy discussions, establish political links with local individuals and branches in other PES member parties, receive information on what other European socialists and social democrats are up.
In addition, there are opportunities to attend events such as the PES Congress and Summer University.
Go to www.pes.org for more details on how to become a PES activist – and also for information on PES events and activities.