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.

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),


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.

S&Ds with Africa

 A STRONGER AFRICA-EU PARTNERSHIPA more mature and contemporary Africa-EU partnership can help us address the global challenges we face. Together we can strengthen democracy and human rights, and foster sustainable economic and human development in our societies.Good co-ordination of the EU's external policies is vital if we want to make the most of the global opportunities we are presented with and be a responsible actor on the international stage.

Our fight, Women's Rights

S&Ds: Launching an EU platform for cities against sexist advertisement  Media and advertising have a strong impact on our awareness and attitudes. Many studies have shown that sexism and negative stereotypes of women prevail in today’s advertisements and contribute to justifying and perpetuating inequalities between genders. Social democrats have long been combatting sexist advertising, which goes against our principles of gender equality. This initiative to fight against...

School of Democracy

School of Democracy, 6 to 8 June 2018 - Our 4th 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.Share your opinions with other young people, politicians and academics on issues such as identity, citizenship, multiculturalism in a rapidly changing world, democracy and sustainable development, education to tackle inequalities...
Social rights are back on the European agenda, but concrete action is urgently needed, say S&Ds

Social Rights

TOGETHER FOR A SOCIALLY JUST EUROPE  Europe must rise to the challenge of a new era.  Faced with growing inequalities and many changes, from globalisation and economic uncertainty to digitisation and new technologies, we must embrace new opportunities but defend our values. This means securing and updating fundamental social standards for everyone.  The European social model is about your job, your #SocialRights and your future.   It’s about creating a...

Panama Papers Blog

Tax Justice.  Want to find out more on what we in the S&D Group have been doing in the European Parliament to unveil these shady tax dealings?  Make sure to also check out our blog ‘Investigating the Panama Papers’ where our MEPs shared their experiences and impressions from their work for #Taxjustice in Europe.
Together Platform - Join the debate - April 2017

Europe Together

The future of Europe is now! The Together initiative brings policymakers closer to citizens with debates online and across Europe to draw up a roadmap for the 2019 European Parliament elections.  Join us to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the future lying ahead.  Join us and make your voice heard!
End Energy Poverty Initiatives

End Energy Poverty

Today, over 50 million Europeans are forced to live their lives in energy poverty. This means that they are not able to pay for the electricity and gas they need, which can have serious effects on their health and wellbeing.Clean and affordable energy is a basic right for every European citizen – no one should be left in the cold!The European Commission has launched a plan for a European Energy Union which aims to ensure a sustainable, affordable and secure energy mix. We fully support...