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.


"Winning the Fight Against Child Poverty: Implementation of a European Child Guarantee" - S&D Conference 11 January

S&D Conference - Winning the Fight Against Child Poverty: Implementation of a European Child Guarantee.

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Action Day for a European Youth Plan, 16 November 2016

During our Action Day on 16 November thousands mobilised all over Europe to support the PES Youth Plan. Check out the activities that took place.

The Youth Plan Action Day: a huge success!

Our Action Day to campaign for a Youth Plan took place on 16 November and it was a success!

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

Now let's keep the momentum going and let's make the European Youth Plan a reality.

Nicolas Schmit and Pervenche Berès write to European Commission: more funding for Youth Guarantee

Nicolas Schmit and Pervenche Berès – respectively chair of the PES EPSCO Ministerial Network and chair of the PES Social Europe Network – pleaded for more funding for the European Youth Guarantee in a joint letter to Commissioner Marianne Thyssen and Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva.



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.