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.

EUWakeUp

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

EDUCA: Making education a priority in humanitarian emergenciesThe world is facing an increasing number of conflicts, natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies. Among those affected, children are the most vulnerable.75 million children affected by emergencies are out of school worldwide - but less than 2% of global humanitarian aid is allocated to education[[{"fid":"132777","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"geometric...

Progressives4Climate

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 millions of people.  Climate change is real and it has to be one of our key priorities – for the sake of future generations.The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in December 2015 was a milestone internationally and a focus for intense activities...