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.

#EuropeTogether for young people, social solidarity and equality in a digital age

Europe Together

TOGETHER - A new direction for a progressive Europe - Stand up for our future!Europe is at a crossroads. Populist and anti-EU parties are on the rise across Europe. For the first time a member state has voted to leave the Union and we are still struggling to get to grips with both the refugee and eurozone crises. Europe desperately needs to be reformed with new ideas, taking a new direction.To do this we need to work Together. We are launching a new journey for Europe. A journey where...

Digital Union

An inclusive Digital Union for EuropeEurope is undergoing a digital revolution. We can see its impact on our daily lives: from online voting to faster broadband, from better ways to communicate to online shopping, and from useful digital tools to new hi-tech industries and jobs.We welcome the opportunities this revolution offers for all European citizens and want to tackle potential challenges head on.

School of Democracy

School of Democracy, 19 to 22 April 2017 - Our 3rd 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...
S&Ds: EU Trust Fund for Africa must put the people first

4Africa

NEWS: S&Ds win the first battle for justice on the traceability of conflict minerals Over the last two years, we have fought a lonely but ethical political battle to ban 'conflict minerals' – sources of minerals which feed conflict and violence – from the European market. Finally, thanks to the stubbornness and political commitment of S&D Group leader Gianni Pittella, our spokesperson on conflict minerals Marie Arena and the S&D chair of the international trade committee...
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),

TaxJustice

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.

Relaunching Europe

How can we Relaunch Europe together?Across the European Union, leading politicians have been joining citizens, academics and cultural and social organisations in a series of events to discuss the future we want for Europe.With in-depth discussions that get to the heart of the issues that affect us all, we want to build an inspiring alternative vision for the future of Europe and its citizens.Each event focuses on a specific theme in order to explore the arguments and build our...

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.

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,...