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.


S&D Seminar – Skills Rights for all: ​"We need a progressive skills agenda and a real skills guarantee for all"

S&D Euro MPs called for a progressive agenda for skills policies and a real guarantee for skills for all during a seminar organised in the European Parliament on 29 March 2017.

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.

First meeting of PES health ministers endorses child guarantee

The first ever gathering of the Party of European Socialists’ health ministers has strongly backed the PES Child Guarantee, which seeks to secure free healthcare, adequate nutrition and shelter for all Europe’s children.

Social Europe network: credibility of EU is at stake

The Party of European Socialists will fight for decent wages, strong social standards and a high quality of life for all Europeans – because the future of the whole EU is at stake.



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.