Cohesion & equity

The European Union must act more quickly and more effectively

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We are fully committed to promoting gender equality by ensuring everyone has equal access to education and employment opportunities in key sectors. Investing in developing skills and expertise for all will stimulate innovation and strengthen competitiveness. We also promote the well-being, health and safety of families and their members in our demographically changing society.

Intergeneration is also one of our priorities; we are committed to young people and the elderly. We aspire to build a balanced, resilient society where each individual, regardless of age, can meet future challenges. We firmly believe that the key to sustainable collective prosperity is providing everyone with the necessary means and opportunities.

To achieve this goal, we will implement policies that promote investment in young people. We consider them to be the foundations of our future and are committed to supporting their acquisition of skills, mobility and access to high-quality internships. By investing in the training and development of young people, we will shape a dynamic and skilled generation ready to contribute actively to the prosperity and sustainability of our society.

At the same time, we will develop policies and initiatives for seniors to ensure their well-being, active participation in society and access to continuing opportunities.

By guaranteeing equitable access to quality training, we will enable all individuals to develop their potential and contribute fully to the economy and society.

We also want to create a European Talent Observatory to promote collaboration between Member States to identify best practices in education, training and skills development.

We are firmly convinced that by encouraging educational innovation, we can ensure that our continent remains at the forefront of education and training.

We believe deeply in a Europe that celebrates diversity. We consider it a strength that must be valued. Strengthening the welfare state and social protection systems to enable them to respond to the demographic, digital and ecological transitions underway will always be at the heart of our commitment.

In the European Union of tomorrow, the individual will be at the heart of the city. We will create fully accessible, barrier-free cities for people with reduced mobility. Families will be recognised and respected throughout Europe, with national laws guaranteeing equality and dignity for all.

We will be at the forefront of promoting equality and respect for all. We will ensure that our European standards, which are already among the most advanced in the world, become increasingly consistent across the Union.

Priority Actions


  • Ensure equal pay for men and women.
  • Consider equality as a factor of competitiveness by allowing the integration of all available talent into the productive system.
  • Fight harassment in the workplace and advance gender equality constantly and relentlessly in all aspects of life.
  • Guarantee sexual and reproductive rights throughout the European Union.
  • Eradicate all forms of violence against women and children and gender-based violence.



  • Extend European legal protection against age discrimination beyond the field of employment.
  • Allow older people to benefit from long-term care by strengthening their independence, integration, and societal role.
  • Ensure the participation of older people in all areas by promoting a European strategy for active ageing.
  • Allow full, affordable and equal access to public services such as public transport and housing.
  • Facilitate transition periods between learning, work, family care and periods of unemployment, and allow retirement to take place at different ages.
  • Promote human rights throughout life at the United Nations.



  • Create a European Talent Observatory.
  • Allow the export of social security rights to encourage mobility.
  • Encourage adequate minimum wages.
  • Protect safety at work and ensure health, physical and mental safety.



  • Combat poverty, develop targeted support programmes and, in particular, tackle the issue of child poverty.
  • Tackle the issue of decent and affordable housing while eradicating “homelessness”.
  • Support households and businesses facing fuel poverty and assistance for building renovation.
  • Ensure equal rights for people with disabilities, facilitate their free movement and introduce a European Disability Card.


  • Protect workers with non-standard status and provide them with social protection regardless of their employment status.
  • Recognise a right to disconnect and regulate the practice of remote working.
  • Promote the upgrading of workers on the front line and define the essential sectors of the economy more clearly.