31 May, 2022

The ALDE Party Congress starts this Thursday!

From 2-4 June, nearly a thousand liberals from across Europe, including Prime Ministers, Commissioners, and party leaders, will gather in Dublin to discuss and debate about some of the defining challenges of our time.

The delegates will also have the responsibility to choose the team to lead us to the next European elections in 2024.

Listed below you will find some of this years’ highlights that will be streamed live to the general public  on YouTube and Facebook – please check the Congress programme, download the Congress app and follow the hashtag #ALDECongress  in Twitter and Instagram for potential updates.

Friday 3 June

10:30 – 11:30 IST / 11:30 – 12:30 CEST

After presenting their programmes at an online debate last week, the candidates to the ALDE Party Bureau will hold a debate on Friday morning.

On the running to become the next ALDE Party President we have ALDE Party co-Presidents Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP and Senator Timmy Dooley, running together to form a joint Presidency.

We will also hold elections for five Vice-President positions. The candidates for this election are: ALDE Party Vice-President and Deputy Mayor of the 2nd district of Budapest Dániel Berg, ALDE Party Vice-President Baroness Sal Brinton, Svenja Hahn MEP, Holos Party Leader Kira Rudik, JUNOS Federal Chairperson Anna Stürgkh and ALDE Party Vice-President Annelou van Egmond.

Check out the candidates’ programmes here or in the video below.

13:30 – 14:30 IST / 14:30 – 15:30 CEST

The Congress opening ceremony will feature speeches from key liberal leaders such as Micheál Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland, Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Sigrid Kaag, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, and Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy.

Follow the sessions live on our YouTube channel.

14:30 – 18:30 IST / 15:30 – 19:30 CEST

Three high level debates will take place on sustainable energy, Europe’s security and defence and women’s political leadership challenge to authoritarian regimes. Find out more in the links below:

Saturday 4 June

12:00 – 13:00 IST / 13:00 – 14:00 CEST

Do not miss out on the Congress closing ceremony where not only will the election result be announced but also there will be the Award of the Hans van Baalen Medal and closing speeches

Watch it live on our YouTube channel.

Please note that potential updates to the programme and speakers are possible. For more detailed information and the Congress programme, visit the ALDE Congress event pages.

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