Initiatives and Activities

The S&D Group's MEPs work hard to support many campaigns and initiatives, highlighting important causes and bringing people together to find better solutions for the key problems we face in Europe. Read more about these activities below and find out how you can get involved.

Social rights are back on the European agenda, but concrete action is urgently needed, say S&Ds

Social Rights

TOGETHER FOR A SOCIALLY JUST EUROPEEurope must rise to the challenge of a new era. Faced with growing inequalities and many changes, from globalisation and economic uncertainty to digitisation and new technologies, we must embrace new opportunities but defend our values. This means securing and updating fundamental social standards for everyone. The European social model is about your job, your #SocialRights and your future. It’s about creating a fair and decent society where everyone...
Together Platform - Join the debate - April 2017

Europe Together

The future of Europe is now! The Together initiative brings policymakers closer to citizens with debates online and across Europe to draw up a roadmap for the 2019 European Parliament elections.  Join us to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the future lying ahead.  Join us and make your voice heard!

Our fight, Women's Rights

Equality between women and men is a fundamental right recognised in the Treaty of Rome of 1957 and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights.Although the EU has adopted many texts to promote equal opportunities, ensure fair treatment for men and women, and combat all forms of discrimination, nowhere near enough progress has been made and women still face many daily inequalities.The S&D Group wants an inclusive and equal Europe for everyone. There is still a long way to go.Call for...
Taxes must be paid where profits are made to fight tax evasion by multinationals, #TaxJustice, TaxJustice, Hugues Bayet, LuxLeaks and Panama Papers scandals, fight tax evasion, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),


Ordinary taxpayers have paid dearly for the irresponsible gambles of greedy bankers, while for the richest few, paying tax can be carefully avoided.Too many big corporations and rich individuals are getting away with exploiting legal loopholes, shopping around for the most favourable jurisdictions and hiding money offshore in tax havens.Europe needs #TaxJustice.
Africa Website initiative 3

S&Ds with Africa

 A STRONGER AFRICA-EU PARTNERSHIPA more mature and contemporary Africa-EU partnership can help us address the global challenges we face. Together we can strengthen democracy and human rights, and foster sustainable economic and human development in our societies.Good co-ordination of the EU's external policies is vital if we want to make the most of the global opportunities we are presented with and be a responsible actor on the international stage.REGISTER FOR THE S&Ds AFRICA...
President Pittella meets EU Commissioner Stylianides. EU leaders must commit themselves to secure more funds devoted to education in humanitarian emergencies, say S&Ds, S&D vice-presidents Enrique Guerrero Salom and Victor Boştinaru; Linda McAvan, chair o

EDUCA - an S&D initiative

The world is facing an increasing number of conflicts, natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies. Among those affected, children are the most vulnerable.A whole generation of children – especially girls and young women – face a bleak future without education.
End Energy Poverty Initiatives

End Energy Poverty

Today, over 50 million Europeans are forced to live their lives in energy poverty. This means that they are not able to pay for the electricity and gas they need, which can have serious effects on their health and wellbeing.Clean and affordable energy is a basic right for every European citizen – no one should be left in the cold!The European Commission has launched a plan for a European Energy Union which aims to ensure a sustainable, affordable and secure energy mix. We fully support...

School of Democracy

School of Democracy, 6 to 8 June 2018 - Our 4th edition!Share your opinions with other young people on issues such as the role of Europe in the world, development, migration, fair trade, democratic challenges and experiences and the rise of illiberal democracy.The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are deeply committed to the promotion of equal opportunities, diversity and multiculturalism. Therefore, feel free to tell us more about your economic, social and cultural...