We work towards a green economy that provides decent pay and dignified work, puts people before profit, reduces our ecological footprint and actively shapes the industries of the future.
Today, we are faced with new challenges, from economic and health crises, new threats to labour rights, and disruptive technologies to the urgent need to respect our planetary boundaries. This calls for a green transformation of our economic system.
A radical change in production and consumption patterns in Europe is needed. Our economy can no longer be based on outdated, climate-damaging growth models. We reimagine our economic and fiscal policies to take into consideration our planetary boundaries and social indicators, as well as the EU's responsibility vis-a-vis the Global South.
Austerity measures have proven to worsen the living standards of many citizens by further increasing unemployment and restricting access to basic goods and services. That’s why we fight for economic guarantees for citizens and active spending policies that support economic regeneration and restore hope, especially for young people.
In our changing world, we continue to fight for dignified work alongside trade unions and workers. We safeguard existing labour rights as well as push to ensure better working conditions for all. We also want to see more investments in lifelong learning to enable employees to gain skills during their professional careers, and more support for the transition to green jobs.
Considering the impact of the gig-economy on workers and the likely increase and spread to more traditional sectors of the economy, measures must be taken to limit the negative consequences of disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence.
The days of corporate capitalism that enriches only a handful while endangering the people and the planet are numbered. We fight for a fossil free future, more sustainable modes of production and transportation, and more green jobs to build the Europe of tomorrow. We also support green enterprises, cooperatives and local initiatives and urge for responsible business leadership.
Our values apply beyond Europe’s borders. We are also committed to our struggle for fair trade agreements that respect workers’ rights and consumer protection, comply with environmental and safety standards, do not undermine the juridical system, force out smaller competitors or cause a threat to the subsistence of people in developing countries.