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.


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,...
Parliament backs S&Ds' call for higher energy efficiency targets and measures against energy poverty, #EndEnergyPoverty, energy efficiency and renewable energy, Miroslav Poche, UN Climate COP 21 conference, Csaba Molnár, Dan Nica, EndEnergypoverty

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...
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...