Reform of the EU electoral law: what opportunities for the PES in transnational lists and other recommendations?


Prague Conference Centre, Czech Republic

Theme: Reform of the EU electoral law: what opportunities for the PES in transnational lists and other recommendations?
Speakers: Jo Leinen, MEP; Ruairi Quinn, Vice President of PES; Marije Laffeber, Deputy Secretary General of PES; Ernst Stetter, FEPS Secretary General; Laura Slimani, President of YES
Moderation: Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Senior Research Fellow
Time: Saturday, 3rd December 8.30 - 9.30

In November 2015 the European Parliament adopted a report, which co-authored by Jo Leinen MEP, pointed out a number of avenues for the european parties may consider taking in order to further develop, solidify their position and here through enhance their connection to the European demos.

While realisation of some of the recommendations (such as the one on transnational lists) may require treaty changes, quite a number of proposals would primarily be an issue of political imagination, willingness and ambition to become a pioneer of new political traditions. And that has inspired FEPS to establish this year a new Working Group.

It gathers scholars of political sciences, sociology and mathematics. Under the leadership of Jo Leinen they spent recent months studying diverse points, which resulted in a summary that FEPS is proud to present as an input for debates at this PES Council.

To offer a chance to discuss these with the report’s author, with PES leadership and FEPS representatives, we invite you cordially to join this traditional FEPS breakfast debate and share with us your views on the future of the top candidates, on unifying European election codes and lowering voting age, on epmowering PES activists, e-voting and many others.