One Europe for all of us – solidarity, diversity and security

One Europe for all of us

We stand for an inclusive society in which solidarity, equality, diversity, freedom and fairness are valued and safeguarded.  We believe that the whole of society benefits when extremes of inequality are banished, when opportunity is open to all and when there is a strong safety net for those who need it. 

Everyone living in Europe must feel they belong, regardless of race, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation. Populism and extremism are a threat to democracy and to the social fabric of Europe. We believe in an inclusive and open alternative. 

A common asylum and immigration policy for Europe

Immigration We believe in a diverse and multicultural Europe which respects the fundamental rights and dignity of migrants and encourages integration. Europe needs a positive approach to legal...

Roma

We find it unacceptable that the situation for the European Roma community is constantly worsening. We want to see a clear action plan on ways to diminish the social exclusion of Roma people while...

Online rights - data protection and copyright

The digital revolution and the internet have changed our lives, creating a world without borders and opening new opportunities every day. The S&Ds stand for a Europe at the cutting edge of...

Police and judicial co-operation

Police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters is vital to guarantee citizens' fundamental rights, provide justice for victims and offenders and fight criminal organisations that operate in...

The fight against terrorism and organised crime

We need to have a European approach to organised crime and in particular the trafficking and exploitation of human beings, corruption in politics and in sport, and threats to the EU's financial...

Ending discrimination

For the S&Ds, the principles of human dignity and equality before the law are the foundations of a just and democratic society. We led the fight to enshrine non-discrimination, tolerance, justice...

Migration

The S&D Group is committed to a positive approach on the issues of legal migration and integration, despite rising xenophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric from the right wing. We strongly believe...

Stronger rights for LGBTI people

We believe everyone has equal rights to live their lives how they choose, free from discrimination. We want the Commission to develop a comprehensive European response to the fundamental rights...

Gender equality

Equality is one of our touchstone issues and our fight continues on many fronts. We have put the problem of poverty among women firmly on the political agenda, particularly as the economic crisis has...

Economic and social cohesion

One of the EU's most important tasks is to promote economic and social unity across Europe. A strong cohesion policy is vital for sustainable growth in the EU and the differences in productivity and...

The European Citizens' Initiative

The S&D Group was the driving force behind the European Citizens' Initiative, giving European citizens a new way to have a direct impact on the democratic process. It gives EU citizens the right...