Promoting Social Democratic Thinking, Alternatives and Practices

Young Progressives

Political Management Training for Young Progressives is an institutionalized regional program that capacitates its young, emerging leaders from its ranks with tools that aid and advance their political work. PMT asia, at the same time, consolidates these young leaders to help advance collective goals in the future under their progressive leadership. Progressive youth organizations from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste undergo a 10-day program distributed in two clusters within a school year.

Party ideologues, policy officers, and education officers from 10 member parties gather for the first Executive Course under Socdem Asia's Academy of Progressive Politics

Socdem APP Executive Course 1: Ideas, Policy, and Education aims for a rethinking of social democracy in the rise of authoritarian and populist leaders. It challenges participants to evaluate how their proposed policies realize social democratic values and build a social welfare society. It looks at good practices and new innovations and tools can be incorporated in developing and further strengthening party education programs.

Leading the discussions on ideology are German social democratic thinker Professor Thomas Meyer, Filipino Feminist Professor Sylvia Estrada Claudio.  Philippine Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Luis Martin Gascon, UNI- Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Christopher Ng share the challenges and learning for promoting the values of democracy and human rights, and the need for closer cooperation between political parties and the trade union movements, respectively.

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Young activists and politicians meet for PMT Batch 5

Now on it’s 5th batch, the Political Management Training for Young Progressives (PMT) once again convened young activists and politicians from all over Asia for 5 days of skills-building and knowledge-sharing across ideological and thematic topics. 

Representatives from social democratic parties in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Timor-Leste met in Cebu City, Philippines to undergo trainings on progressive leadership, facilitation for social justice and political communications. 

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How to apply

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