22 Oct, 2019

European Liberals ready for ALDE Congress

From 24 to 26 October, European Liberal Democrats will meet for the 40th ALDE Party Congress in Athens. Following the European elections, it’s a key moment for the liberal family to take stock of the new political reality in the European Union. Liberals are strong and determined to renew Europe for the better.

The event will bring together around 800 delegates, including Prime Ministers, European Commissioners, party leaders, decision-makers, delegates and individual members from our member parties all over Europe as well as affiliated organisations, guests and press.

The key events of the upcoming Congress include:

ALDE Party Council Meeting 8:30-10:30

The European liberal family is expected to expand even more with new member parties.

Official opening of the 40th ALDE Congress 13:00-15:00


Hans van Baalen, ALDE Party President

Dacian Cioloș MEP, President of the Renew Europe Group

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Demokratesch Partei, Luxembourg

Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Executive Vice-President-designate for a Europe fit for the Digital Age

Věra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President-designate for Values and Transparency

Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport 2014-2019

Voting on Resolutions 11:00-12:00

The resolutions will be available online after the Congress here https://www.aldeparty.eu/resolutions/all

Announcement of Bureau Election Results 12:00-12:30

One Party President and six Vice Presidents will be elected in this year’s Congress for the ALDE Party Bureau

Will you join the ALDE Congress? Make sure you download our Congress app to stay up-to-date throughout the event! For more information, see here.

If you can’t be in Athens with us, make sure you follow us on Facebook for live sessions and interviews, on Twitter for updates and on Instagram for behind the scenes shots. Don’t forget to use #ALDEcongress in your own social media posts!

Photos from the Congress will be updated to our Flickr page.

Videos from the Congress will be updated to our Youtube channel.

To read more about the Congress and its programme, please visit our special Congress page.

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