Less than a year before the next European elections, S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann, France’s Socialist Party (PS) first secretary Olivier Faure, and president of the French Socialist delegation Christine Revault d’Allonnes-Bonnefoy, launched a citizen’s conference on Friday, 29 June in Paris on the theme ‘The Europe of tomorrow; it’s left’.

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, kicked off this major European event.

The debates of this #Europe Together event – sponsored by the Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament – focused in particular on the contribution of cities to the ecological transition, the well-being of citizens and on the green jobs of tomorrow. http://www.europe-together.eu/event/e…

Many mayors, including Anne Hidalgo (Paris), Paul Magnette (Charleroi), Stéphane Le Foll (Le Mans), Daniël Termont (Ghent), Christophe Rouillon (Coulaines), attended. European socialist leaders, including PES President Sergei Stanishev and European Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs Pierre Moscovici, and several vice-presidents of the S&D Group – Kathleen van Brempt, Maria João Rodrigues and Eric Andrieu – as well as vice-president of the European Parliament Sylvie Guillaume – were also present to animate the debates.

Watch the debate ‘What will tomorrow’s jobs be in the green economy’ with Eric Andrieu, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of the S&D Group; Maria João Rodrigues, Vice-President of the S&D Group; William Todts, Executive Director, Transport & Environment; Thiebaut Weber, Confederal Secretary, ETUC; and journalist Guillaume Duval.

Wrap-up video of the Together event in Paris: