Stockholm Programme - for democracy, human rights and integration
The Stockholm Programme defines EU action priorities to create a European Area of Justice, Freedom and Security.
For the next five years, the S&D Group gives priorities to: genuine European citizenship; promotion of fundamental rights; fighting terrorism and organised crime, common rules for solving matrimonial matters and consumer disputes, an EU immigration policy with a strategy for integrating migrants, banning all forms of discrimination and a European asylum system.
The European Parliament set out its position on the Stockholm programme in a resolution of 25 November 2009. Two S&D report authors — Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar and Luigi Berlinguer — and the group as a whole shaped this work.
The Lisbon Treaty gives the European Parliament a full legislative role in this field. The S&D Group will develop strong, comprehensive measures to reach the following goals: