Mission, vision & values


The S&D Group stands for an inclusive European society based on principles of freedom, equality, solidarity, diversity and fairness.

Our MEPs are committed to fighting for social justice, jobs and growth, consumer rights, sustainable development, financial market reform and human rights to create a stronger and more democratic Europe and a better future for everyone.

In today’s times of crisis, the S&D Group’s priority is to fight unemployment and ensure that our societies and markets become fairer. We want to give people back trust in the EU and hope for their future. These principles inspire our daily work, in the European Parliament and beyond.





We must listen to Europe’s voters

The S&D Group has one central demand of any candidate for President of the European Commission: the new Commission which he or she leads must be committed to policies which will improve the daily lives of those who have suffered most from recession and austerity, and above all the unemployed and the underprivileged in our societies.

The elections for the European Parliament have shown widespread dissatisfaction with the way that the EU has been run by the outgoing leadership. Many different factors have been in play in different countries, but the common thread right across Europe is that something has to change.


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