indexThis Labour Movement for Europe Conference Service lists all fringe events with an explicit topical link to Europe and the EU and fringe events which feature Labour MEPs.

Please let us know if we have missed one by emailing info@labourmovement.eu or with updates on any of the events listed below.

We are listing more than 25 fringe events here. Europe seems still high on the agenda of fringe event organizers. There are other fringe events, which clearly have a European dimension. Why not use the party’s excellent online fringe listing  and search for example for ‘growth’, ‘global’, ‘women’, ‘environment’, ‘migration’, ‘employment’, ‘trade’, ‘democracy’, ‘human rights’, etc.. Let’s also attend these events and see if we can mainstream Europe further by asking related questions.

We would particularly like to draw your attention to the two LME co-produced fringe events.
Opening with our traditional Sunday lunch time event – co-organised with Brussels Labour and the European Movement UK, followed by a Monday 6pm event – co-organised with the Labour Finance and Industry Group LFIG.
———-Sunday 22 September 2013—————–

12:30 – Rally: Winning in Europe in 2014
Organisation: LME, Brussels Labour and European Movement
Chair: Emma Reynolds MP, Shadow Minister for Europe
Speakers:
Kathleen van Brempt MEP Leader, Flemish Social Democrat Delegation
Claude Moraes MEP Deputy Leader of the EPLP
Julian Priestley former Secretary General of the European Parliament
David Schoibl Labour Movement for Europe
Josephine Wood Brussels Labour
Petros Fassoulas European Movement
Labour candidates for the European elections (invited)
speakers from socialist societies and unions (invited)
Location: Odeon Cinema, Screen 4

 18:00 – SERA’s 40th Anniversary Rally

Chair: Melanie Smallman
Speakers:
Chuka Umunna, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Mary Creagh, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Caroline Flint, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Hilary Benn, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Alan Whitehead MP
Roger MacKenzie, UNISON
Huw Irranca Davies, Shadow Environment Minister
Steve Cohen, SERA co-founder and inaugural Secretary
Paul Blackstock, Calor
Stephen Joseph, Campaign for better transport and former New Ground Editor
and Linda McAvan MEP

Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, Room: Edinburgh

 

21:00  – TEAS Jazz Reception: Sabina Rakcheyeva and the Deco Ensemble
Organisation: The European Azerbaijan Society
Speakers: Gerry Sutcliffe MP
Location: De Vere Grand Hotel – Charlotte Room

 

————–Monday 23 September, 2013——————-
08:00 – Will the EU wreck the UK’s chances of a manufacturing and scientific future ?
Organisation: Chemical Industries Association
Chair: Andrew Miller MP
Speakers:
Emma Reynolds MP Shadow Minister for Europe
Steve Elliott Chemical Industries Association
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Chartwell

 

08:00  – Everyone’s Business: Making finance and industry work better for Britain
Organisation: Policy Network and TheCityUK
Speakers:
Lord Adonis Shadow Minister for Infrastructure
Chris Cummings Chief Executive, TheCityUK
Lord Liddle Shadow Frontbench Spokesperson on Foreign and Commonwelth Affairs and Chair, Policy Network
Arlene McCarthy MEP Vice-chair, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee
Gregg McClymont MP Shadow Minister for Pensions
Frances O’Grady General Secretary, TUC
Location: Holiday Inn – Lancing 1
08:30 – A lost generation? Finding jobs for Europe’s youth
Organisation: European Commission
Speakers:
Liam Byrne MP Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (invited)
Commissioner Laszlo Andor Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Derek Vaughan MEP
Paul Nowak Assistant General Secretary, TUC
Rosemary Watt-Wynes Director of Strategy and Policy, Prince’s Trust
Location:
Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Durham Hall 2

 

09:00  – Does the EU benefit our health?
Organisation: 2020health
Chair: Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health
Speakers:
Linda McAvan MEP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Petra Wilson Cisco Brussels
Juliette Jowit the Guardian
David Clayton Smith Academic Health Science Network (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
Location: Old Ship Hotel – Paganini

IN THE MAIN HALL

09:30 – 12:30 Morning Plenary Session

Co-operative Fraternal Speaker – Gareth Thomas MP followed by:

EPLP Report by Glenis Wilmott MEP, Leader of the Labour Party in the European Parliament

followed by BRITAIN’S GLOBAL ROLE (feat. D Alexander, J Murphy and I Lewis), WORK & BUSINESS (feat. C Umunna) & STABILITY & PROSPERITY (feat. E Balls)

IN THE MAIN HALL

12:30 – Labour’s EU reform agenda – leading the way on Europe
Organisation: European Parliamentary Labour Party and S&D Group in the European Parliament
Chair: Richard Howitt MEP, Chair, EPLP
Speakers:
Douglas Alexander MP Shadow Foreign Secretary
Glenis Willmott MEP Leader, EPLP
Lord Liddle Centre for British Influence in Europe
Ruth Smeeth Hope Not Hate
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Balmoral
12:30 – Euro 2014: UKIP and the far right threat
Organisation: Unite Against Fascism, Love Music Hate Racism and One Society Many Cultures
Chair: Steve Hart
Speakers:
Claude Moraes MEP
Weyman Bennett Unite Against Fascism, Love Music Hate Racism
Sabby Dhalu Unite Against Fascism, One Society Many Cultures
Location: De Vere Grand Hotel – Empress Room

 

14:30 – LFPME Panel Discussion: Is the Two-State solution dead?
Organisation: Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East
Chair: Mehdi Hasan
Speakers:
Richard Howitt MEP
Lisa Nandy MP
Ben Bradshaw MP
Khaled Al Sabawi
Prof Rosemary Hollis
Location:
Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Oxford

17:30  – Does Britain’s economic future lie in Europe?
Organisation: Business for New Europe, Centre for European Reform and Open Europe
Chair: Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform
Speakers:
Urban Ahlin Swedish Shadow Foreign Minister
Owen Jones Columnist, the Independent
Emma Reynolds MP Shadow Minister for Europe
Maurice Thompson Vice Chairman, Citi, EMEA
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Clarence

17:30 – Better off in a better Europe?
Organisation: Policy Network and British Influence
Speakers:
Jayne Almond EU Policy Adviser, Federation of Small Businesses
Richard Lambert Senior Independent Adviser, Deutsche Bank and Chancellor, University of Warwick
Chris Leslie MP Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Lord Liddle Shadow Frontbench Spokesperson on Europe & Chair, Policy Network
Baroness Royall Shadow Leader of the House of Lords
Peter Wilding Director, British Influence
Location: Holiday Inn – Lancing 1

17:45 – Labour and a Referendum on the EU
Organisation: Labour Euro-Safeguards Campaign
Chair: Austin Mitchell MP
Speakers:
Kate Hoey MP
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Mark Seddon
Graham Stringer MP
Location: MyHotel Room: Merkarba Bar – Rishi

18:00 – A Europe for jobs and growth: moving the project on
Organisation: Labour Finance & Industry Group with the Labour Movement for Europe
Chair: David Harley, Burson Marsteller Europe
Speakers:
Hannes Swoboda MEP President of the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament
Emma Reynolds MP Shadow Minister for Europe
Lord Monks (former TUC and ETUC Secretary General)
Prof Stephany Griffith-Jones Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Buckingham

18:00 – Europe in or out? Europe and the future of the green economy
Organisation: Greenpeace
Speakers:
Location: Thistle Hotel – Noblesse
18:15 – Labour Friends of Turkey Reception
Organisation: Labour Friends of Turkey
Chair: Cllr Nilgun Canver
Speakers:
Douglas Alexander MP
Jack Straw MP
John Spellar MP
Richard Howitt MEP
Jennette Arnold AM
The Ambassador of Turkey Mr Unal Cevikoz will also be in attendance
Location: De Vere Grand Hotel – Kings Terrace

19:30 – EU criminal law opt-out: the need for cross-border policing cooperation
Organisation: Justice Across Borders
Chair: Tom Watson MP (invited)
Speakers:
Charles Clarke former Home Secretary
Maggie Hughes campaigner for victims’ rights
Lord Harris member, Justice Across Borders steering committee
Yvette Cooper MP Shadow Home Secretary (invited)
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Edinburgh
19:30 – Preventing a lost decade: How can we make Europe work for growth?
Organisation: Fabian Society and EEF
Chair: Larry Elliott, the Guardian (invited)
Speakers:
Matthew Elliott Chief Executive, Business for Britain
Charles Grant Director, Centre for European Reform
Catherine McKinnell MP Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (invited)
Stephen Radley Director of Policy and External Affairs, EEF
Location:
Mercure Hotel – Coast View Suite

20:00 – Europe Reception 23 Sep
Organisation: European Parliamentary Labour Party and S&D Group in the European Parliament
Admission: Tickets will be in delegate packs and available from the EPLP stand
Speakers:
Ed Miliband MP Leader of the Labour Party
Glenis Willmott MEP Leader of the EPLP
Paul Kenny General Secretary, GMB
Eddie Izzard Plus other special guests
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Viscount

20:00 – Financial transaction tax – Making banks work For Britain
Organisation: The Christian Socialist Movement and Robin Hood Tax Campaign
Chair: Jon Snow, Channel 4
Speakers:
Will Hutton the Guardian
David Hillman Robin Hood Tax Campaign
Arlene McCarthy MEP
Lesley Mercer President, TUC
Location: St. Pauls Church

21:00 til late – Socialist Societies and Labour List Karaoke Party

Legends Hotel, 31-34 Marine Parade, BN2 1TR

Entry Price £ 10, only Labour Party Members, no press passes

Following last year’s sell-out event, Labour List and and the Socialist Societies are teaming up again for another bout of conference karaoke! Come along and sing your socks off (or enjoy others doing so!).

What’s that got to do with Europe you might ask? Brighton is in Europe, last time we looked and the LME is an affiliated socialist society.and therefore a mutual co-organiser.

21:30 – Beers of Europe
Organisation: Open Europe
Speakers:
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Ambassador

 

—————-Tuesday 24 September 2013———————–
08:30 – Austerity and inequality – finding a progressive solution
Organisation: European Parliamentary Labour Party and S&D Group in the European Parliament
Chair: Polly Toynbee, the Guardian
Speakers:
Chris Leslie MP Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Arlene McCarthy MEP EPLP Economic Spokesperson
Hannes Swoboda MEP Leader of Socialists & Democrats Group of MEPs
Prof Stephany Griffith-Jones Economist, Columbia University
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel -Viscount

 

12:30 – Europe is changing: How should Labour respond?
Organisation: Open Europe and IPPR
Chair: Jeremy Cliffe, Political Editor, The Economist
Speakers:
Emma Reynolds MP Shadow Minister for Europe
Urban Ahlin Swedish Shadow Foreign Minister, Social Democratic Party
Mats Persson Director, Open Europe
Nick Pearce Director, IPPR
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Buckingham
12:30 – Colombia – The road to peace
Organisation: Justice For Colombia
Chair: Rob Flello MP, Shadow Minister for Justice
Speakers:
Senator Gloria Ramirez President, Colombian Congressional Peace Commission
Vernon Coaker MP Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Tony Lloyd Police & Crime Commissioner, Greater Manchester
Conor Murphy MP Sinn Fein
Jimmy Kelly Regional Secretary, Unite Ireland
Ellie Mae O’Hagan Guardian Columnist
Richard Howitt MEP
Location: De Vere Grand Hotel- Alexandra Room

 

17:30 – Energising England: Low carbon jobs powering an economic recovery
Organisation: Friends of the Earth and Compass
Chair: Jane Thomas, Friends of the Earth
Speakers:
Chuka Umunna MP Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Oliver Dudok van Heel Aldersgate Group
Dr Adrian Gill Vestas
Arlene McCarthy MEP
Location: Holiday Inn – Lancing 3
18:00 – After the German elections: The future of European social democracy
Organisation: Policy Network, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Speakers:
Thorben Albrecht Head of Strategy and Policy Department, Germany’s Social Democratic Party
David Blunkett MP
Olaf Cramme Director, Policy Network
Martin Kettle Associate Editor, the Guardian
Katrine Kielos Columnist, Aftonbladet
Emma Reynolds MP Shadow Minister for Europe
Ernst Stetter Secretary General, FEPS
Location: Holiday Inn – Lancing 1
18:00 – Just One Nation? Labour’s Policy on an In/Out Referendum
Organisation: Fabian Society and Electoral Reform Society
Chair: Axelle Lemaire, Parti Socialiste députée
Speakers:
Mike Gapes MP
Lord Glasman
Helen Goodman MP Shadow Minister of State for Media Reform
Peter Kellner President, YouGov
Graham Stringer MP
Keith Vaz MP Chairman, Home Affairs Select Committee
Location: Mercure Hotel – Norfolk Suite

 

————–Wednesday 25 September 2013——————
12:30 – Does Labour have a UKIP problem?
Organisation: HOPE not hate and ASLEF
Chair: Nick Lowles
Speakers:
Tom Watson MP (invited)
Glenis Willmott MEP
Kevin Maguire The Daily Mirror
Mick Whelan ASLEF
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Surrey Suite 1

 

12:30 – Britain’s populist moment?
Organisation: Counterpoint and Barrow Cadbury Trust
Chair: Catherine Fieschi
Speakers:
Julian Baggini Philosopher and writer
Stella Creasy MP Shadow Minister for Crime Prevention (invited)
Peter Kellner YouGov
Cllr Helen Mirfin-Boukouris Sheffield City Council
Peter Skinner MEP (invited)
Owen Jones
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Lancaster