Following on from our successful delegation to FEPS conference in Brussels, the Young Fabians International Network will be sending a delegation to the Social Democratic Youth Leagues (SSU) annual congress. The SSU is the Youth Section of the Social Democratic Party in Sweden and provides a strong political voice for the young.
The theme of the congress is equitable future. Under the previous Conservative government in Sweden, inequality grew by record amount. One of the most important task in Sweden today is improving equality and giving people the same opportunities for power and influence. This is a key challenge for Stefan Löfven's minority Social Democratic government, how we utilise social democratic policies to reduce inequality is the key question we hope to answer.
The Delegation will be led by LJ Davies, Chair of the Young Fabian International network and Martin Edobor, Young Fabian Vice-Chair. Delegates include
- Unsa Chaudri
- Rachel Ward
- Rayhan Haque
- Ian Kugler
The congress will be taking place between the 7th and 10th of August, in Västerås. The Young Fabians and our delegates will be live blogging throughout the conference with videos and commentary using the hashtag #YFSweden15.
The International Network will be hosting a policy roundtable in late August examining the state of social democracy in Europe, so please keep an eye out on our events page.
To find our more information about the international network, projects and future delegations please contact LJ Davies at [email protected]