On the 16 November we had a EU-wide Action Day to campaign for a European Youth Plan and it was a success!

There were more than 110 events in 83 cities in 30 countries and thousands called for a Youth Plan.
To those who joined us in this special day from all over Europe: a big thank you!


Less unemployment in Brussels thanks to the Youth Guarantee

Employment rates have grown notably in the Brussels region, to levels it had before the 2008 financial crisis.

This is analysed is a positive result from the implementation by the PS-led regional government of a Youth Guarantee, giving access to young people under 25 years old to an internship, an apprenticeship or further trainings within 6 months. It is considered to be extended.

PES #Act4Youth at ‘Europe Turn Left’ event in Duisburg, Germany

The PES is supporting Jusos, NRW DGB Jugend and Die Falken in the organisation of a large-scale event gathering 1000 young people from all over Europe, to debate, exchange and together share views on how to put solidarity back at the heart of Europe.

S&D Seminar – Skills Rights for all

Come and join S&D Vice-Presidents Udo Bullmann MEP and Jeppe Kofod MEP, S&D MEPs, civil society and trade-union representatives to the S&D seminar ‘Skills Rights for All’ on Wednesday 29th March in the European Parliament.

PES welcomes the introduction of Culture Cheques for young people in Malta

The PES welcomes the introduction in Malta of a Cultural Pass for all secondary school students.

The socialist government led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, currently holding the EU Presidency, decided to allocate a fund of 120 000€ to the Malta Arts Council to allow all secondary school students to take part in cultural and artistic productions.



A "European Culture Cheque": Culture has a transformative power that can help promote social cohesion, solidarity and the engagement of the young in solving social problems. We want young people to have critical thinking, to develop their own ideas, to be independent, creative and able to understand the complexity of the world by themselves.


A permanent European Youth Guarantee: The Youth Guarantee is a European initiative launched in April 2013, thanks to the Party of European Socialists. It consists on the guarantee that all young people finishing their education will be offered a job, apprenticeship, traineeship or opportunity for continued education within a four month period, after finishing school or losing their job…


Erasmus for all: The iconic Erasmus international exchange programme is undoubtedly a great example of how Europe can bring added value to its citizens. But, until now, it has been limited to universities. We think that other young people should be able to profit from it too. Erasmus + should be made socially fairer...


Child guarantee : Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in the face of economic hardship. We think they shouldn’t bear the consequences of the crisis. Our programme for them is to make sure that all children in Europe will have access to free healthcare, free education, free childcare, decent housing and adequate nutrition.