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19th Congress of KKE

KNE – the pioneer youth of KKE, combatively marching on the way for a socialist tomorrow, without crises, wars or exploitation

The 11th Congress of KNE was held from the 18th to the 22nd of December (2014) at the headquarters of the CC of the KKE, with the slogan "KNE – the pioneer youth of KKE, combatively marching on the way for a socialist tomorrow, without crises, wars or exploitation"

The work of the 11th Congress of KNE was completed with a spirit of militant optimism and in a climate of substantial discussion, as a continuance of the pre-congress discussion which started in September, with the publication of the theses of Central Council of KNE for Congress, in its organ, the monthly magazine "Odigitis".


The Secretary of the outgoing Central Council of KNE, Thodoris Chionis, presented its report of work, while the President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Nikos Papadimitriou, saluted the opening of the Congress' work.

As T. Chionis stressed in the report of work: "The only criterion that responds to the interests of the workers, unemployed, self-employed, poor farmers, students and school-students, the popular families, and what we need for the next day is the strengthening of KKE everywhere. We need a powerful KKE for the people not to be deceived once again. This is because it is the only guarantee for us to be able to organize our counterattack and struggle for the life we deserve. The KKE has no commitments to and dependencies on the EU and the businessmen. KKE refuses to become the militant alibi of any government that operates within the framework of the EU and the rotten system. The KKE is the only force that can inspire and organize the resistance, the struggle of the workers and youth against the anti-people political line and takes the lead in strengthening the people's solidarity. So that we can pave the way for the only solution in favour of the people and youth in order to finally satisfy our contemporary social needs, in line with the potential of scientific and technological development, so that we can achieve people's prosperity with people's power."

The representatives of 20 youth organizations from all over the world followed the work of KNE's Congress [World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Youth of the Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism (PADS), Collectives of Young Communists of Spain (CJC), Front of Communist Youth of Italy(FGC), Young Communist League of Canada, Young Communists of Denmark, Socialist German Workers' Youth (SDAJ), Portuguese Communist Youth , EDON (Cyprus), COMAC (Belgium), Communist Youth of Turkey, Communist Youth of Austria (KJOE), Union of Democratic Youth Lebanon, Federation of Communist Youth of Mexico, Union of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia(SKOJ), Syrian Communist Youth-Youth Khalid Bagdash, Revolutionary Communist Youth Union (Bolsheviks) -RKSM (b), Union of Communist Youth of Spain, Revolutionary Communist Youth of Sweden(RKU),Communist Youth of Pakistan]

As the report of work of CC of KNE for the 11th Congress mentions: “KNE, as always, in the near future will intensify its efforts for the collaboration, the strengthening of the common action and the coordination of the Communist Youths Organizations in a regional and international level. We support with all of our strength the Communist Youths and Organizations that fight a battle under difficult conditions […].

The strengthening of common action of the CYOs is the firm ground for the orientation and the reinforcement of WFDY action, in order to contribute to the mobilization of forces, organizations, movements of the youth against the capital, its governments and its unions policies, the imperialist plans and wars.”

Guests from the fields of the arts and literature were present, as well as cadres of the labour-people's movement, PAME, PASEVE, PASY, OGE, veteran militants of the party, MPs of the KKE, people who cooperate with the KKE in the various fields of the class struggle, the ambassadors of Cuba and the Palestinian Authority, as well as a large delegation of the CC of the KKE, headed by the General Secretary of the CC of the Party, Dimitris Koutsoumpas.

70 delegates spoke at the Congress and 111 other interventions-proposals on the reports of the Central Council were submitted in writing, with the aim of strengthening the activity of KNE amongst the working and student youth, the unemployed, the school-students etc.

The report of work and the closing remarks of the CC of KNE were unanimously approved, as well as the report of work and closing remarks of the Central Financial Auditing Committee. The 11th Congress of KNE unanimously approved the Congress Resolution and the new Statutes of KNE, proving the ideological-political unity of KNE.

The work was completed with the election of the new Central Council and Central Financial Auditing Committee of the organization.

At its first meeting, the CC re-elected Thodoris Chionis as its Secretary. It also elected the Bureau of the CC.

Photos from the activity of the international representatives that participated in our Congress.

1. From the 11th Congress.

2. From the meeting of the delegates with the GS of the CC of KKE Dimitris Koutsoumpas on Friday 19 December.


3. From the walk on Saturday 20 December to the Execution Place of Kesariani, where on the 1st of May 1944 Nazis executed 200 Communists. Next, the international delegations had a meeting with Ilias Stamelos, communist mayor of Kesariani.



KNE 2011