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.

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.


Faced with the refugee crisis, European governments have failed miserably. While European countries bicker amongst themselves, people are dying and Europe continues to disintegrate. We, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and across Europe, call on the European heads of state and govern ment to work together to achieve real progress: 1. Humanitarian aid within EuropeEmergency humanitarian aid is needed – in Greece and elsewhere in Europe – to provide food,...
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.We need to invest in their future!

The TTIP we want

The European Union is currently negotiating a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States, that could create wealth and jobs for both partners, as well as setting standards for the first time in international trade.The Commission negotiates on behalf of the EU, but the European Parliament must give its consent before it comes into force.On 10 June 2015 the Parliament stated its recommendations to the Commission so that it has clear guidelines on what it...


Progressives4Climate – Our call for real action on climate changeIn Europe, people are already feeling the consequences of global warming and in the developing world climate change is a devastating reality for many people.The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in December 2015 was the opportunity for action on a global scale. The European Socialists and Democrats brought together progressive politicians and citizens from across Europe to put pressure on world...