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,...


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...