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.


Romanian MEP Victor Negrescu presents the European Youth Plan in Bucarest

One of the prominent ambassadors of the European Youth Plan in Romania, MEP Victor Negrescu, presented the European Youth plan to the audience of Bucarest, at the Romanian Parliament.

Our President Sergei Stanishev participated at the discussion and explained what the European Youth Plan is about and why we think it is necessary. He was be joined by PSD President Liviu Dragnea, who presented our Romanian party’s programme for the youth ahead of the Romanian General election.

Meet our European Youth Plan Ambassadors from all over Europe

We believe in youth, we believe in Europe and we are ready to say it out loud! The Party of European Socialists is launching a Europe-wide event on November 16 to support our European Youth Plan, our policy plan aimed at helping out the younger generation of Europeans in this time of crisis and uncertainty. We want to offer alternatives in different areas: jobs, education and culture and we want to protect the most vulnerable, the children, through a ‘child guarantee’, which can protect them from the worst effect of the conservative-led austerity policies pursued in the last years.

16 November – The European Youth Plan Action Day!

Do you think youth deserves a better future? Do you agree austerity has limited the possibilities for young people? Then you should join our European Youth Plan Action Day. It is on 16 November 2016.

The Party of European Socialists and the Young European Socialists are calling all our members, partners, activists and supporters to join the Action Day and raise awareness about our European Youth Plan.

PES Ministers - the Youth Guarantee is a success story: it must be extended

PES Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs met on 12 October in Luxembourg to discuss the future of the European Youth Guarantee.



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.