ALDE Party Congress needs you!

What is the ALDE Party?

It is an alliance of Liberals and Democrats across Europe consisting of more than 50 member parties, Liberal Democrats in the UK being the largest.

What is ALDE Party Congress?

ALDE is arranging their annual party congress in Canary Wharf, London this year. The theme of the Congress is creating a European Manifesto. The ALDE Party Congress is the biggest annual event gathering Liberals across Europe:

  • over 650 members of liberal parties from around the continent;
  • top politicians including Prime Ministers, European Commissioners, Ministers, Members of the European and national Parliaments, Members of the Committee of the Regions, and many other delegates

The congress will be opened by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

What will the volunteer activities be?

  • Supporting the ALDE Secretariat in turnaround for amendments and political resolutions
  • Meeting and greeting with senior political leaders from EU
  • Supporting the Liberal Democrats Delegation
  • Supporting with logistical arrangements inside the Congress venues
  • Acting as information organisers (e.g. on the area, programme etc.)
  • Assisting with organising before, during and after Congress
  • Directing traffic from one location to another
  • Making sure that congress delegates show up for fringe meetings on time
  • Working with conference organisers to ensure the safety of delegates

What is expected of you as a volunteer?

  • Attendance at the ALDE Congress to carry out your functions as agreed upon.
  • Attend at least one orientation meeting and a site visit

Benefits of volunteering at ALDE Congress

  • Unique experience in organising a large scale congress
  • Excellent opportunity to meet different people from around Europe. You will get the chance to meet European top politicians, ministers, commissioners etc.
  • Great opportunity to build a web of political contacts!
  • Invitations to drinks receptions where appropriate
  • Invitations to exclusive fringe meetings where appropriate
  • Tea/Coffee/Snacks

For more information please contact Alexandra Teir – alexandra[dot]teir[at]libdems[dot]org[dot]uk – at the Liberal Democrats International Office.

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