We believe in youth and we believe that every child and young person should be given all the chances to succeed.

This is why we are calling for a European Youth Plan based on four pillars - youth guarantee, Erasmus for all, culture cheques and a child guarantee - to provide a better future for our youth and for the European Union.

Action Days

The latest action day took place on 19 May 2017.
Check all the events that took place!

What are action days?

In order to raise awareness and mobilize people for the Youth Plan, the campaign organises European-wide 'Action Days'.

During these days, our ambassadors and activists from all over Europe go out on the street to call for a Youth Plan to become a reality and develop campaign actions.


Check the video from the Youth Plan Action Day

Did you know that during the action day there were 209 activities in 103 cities in different European 22 countries?

Check the video of the 19 May Action Day focusing on Erasmus and share it with you friends!

PES youth campaign day set to be biggest yet

Hundreds of campaign activities are taking place today in towns and cities across Europe for the PES Youth Plan Action Day 2017 – which is on track to beat last year's record of 110 activities.

PES activists gearing up for major campaign day

Hundreds of activists from the Party of European Socialists are gearing up for a major campaign event tomorrow (Friday) in support of the European Youth Plan, which envisages a better future for Europe's young people.

The 2017 PES Youth Plan Action Day will see activists taking to the streets in 72 cities and towns across Europe. Some 113 individual grassroots campaign activities are being organised by volunteer Youth Plan ambassadors as part of the Action Day, which this year focuses on education, especially Erasmus+.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

Lone mothers in focus for Youth Plan Action Day

PES Women will join the PES Youth Plan Action Day campaign this Friday, with a particular focus on the Child Guarantee and providing support to single mothers.



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 by the European Union 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. It is one of the EU’s success stories, offering life-changing exchange opportunities to young people, opening up their minds and helping them build both their European citizenship and future career...


Introducing a European Child guarantee : Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in the face of economic hardship. More than 1 in 4 children in the EU are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. We think they shouldn’t bear the consequences of the crisis and can no longer tolerate this situation.