#ProgressivesSpeakUp 2024

School of young politicians on housing

04 - 05/04/2024
09:00 - 17:00
Portimão, Portugal
#ProgressivesSpeakUp 2024

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Are you a dedicated and forward-thinking elected local or regional leader under 35 who is passionate about creating a positive impact in your community and across Europe? Does your heart beat for progressive values? Is your mind set on European perspectives, and you are actively engaged in politics at the local or regional level? If so, the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions and partners have a great opportunity in store for you that you don’t want to miss!

Apply to be part of our next  #ProgressiveSpeakUpSchool which takes place on Thursday 4 –  Friday 5 April, 2024 in Portimão, Portugal. We will delve into the pressing issue of housing – a critical challenge facing citizens, cities, and regions across Europe. This event promises to offer a transformative experience like no other, one that will empower you to address the housing crisis politically and strategically. Additionally, we will also consider its significance in the context of the upcoming EU elections.

Deadline to apply: Monday 5 February, noon – Brussels’ time CET


Thursday, 4 April 2024

12:30 – 14:00 Networking lunch & Registration 
14:00 – 15:00 Welcome & Opening

Presentation of the PES Group CoR/YES Who are you? 
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! 

  • Christophe Rouillon, PES Group President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
  • Enric López Jurado, President of the Young European Socialists (YES)

15:00– 16:30 Break out session I: Introduction to the topics
16:30 – 17:00 ☕︎ Coffee Break 
17:30 – 18:00 Time for action! Be part of the #HousingForAll campaign 

Friday, 5 April 2024

09:30 – 13:00: PES Group Meeting
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 15:30: Break out session III: World Café: Access to Housing
15:30 – 15:35 📷 Family Picture
15:35 – 16:00 ☕︎ Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Break out session IV: The Future of Housing
17:00 – 17h15  Closing remarks & certificates

PES Committee of the Regions
Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
Young European Socialists (YES)
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