The 2007 Council began, despite weather conditions. Fog in Sofia led to the closing of the Airport and to the impossibility of 2/3 arriving. There are stories of delegates, activists and guests spread all over Eastern Europe, from Romania to other Bulgarian small Aero ports.
Well, the show must go on, so some say…
It’s with a 1/3 house that the works started, and it was with joy that I saw one of the panels be dedicated to the Childcare initiative. As you probably know, we in Portugal organized a very interesting session with Viera da Silva, Jorge Lacão, Zita Gurmai, and Edite Estrela, late April.
But we are not here to report on our initiatives, so, back to Sofia…
It was a very interesting session, in a very informal format, with Poul on stage interviewing Zita Gurmai, Ania Skrypeck, Claudette Baldacchino and Harlem Désir.
All of them had a strong message to share. I’ve already knew Zita and Ania speech; both of them top level, but to see more and more people talking about the importance of the Childcare programme is very ensuring and gives hope in the socialist project for Europe,.
Poul usually gives his grandson, age 6, as example of what Europe can and should be, and the Childcare campaign is no more then another opportunity to put the next generation together, with the common goal of building a New Social Europe, lead by socialists, towards a better tomorrow for the unprivileged and marginalized.
You can see the video of the session here.