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.


The PES welcomes UK Labour pledge for free meal at school for every child

The PES supports its British member party declaration that the next Labour Government will introduce free school meal for all primary school pupils. This would be a powerful tool to fight child poverty that still amounts to 28% in the EU and 31% in the UK.

PES and SD gathering youth organisations in Izola, Slovenia

The PES and its Slovenian member party SD will gather dozens of young people at the Slovenian coast in Izola on 6th April to exchange on the PES European Youth Plan.

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.



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.