With the launch meeting of Progressive Society’s Independent Commission for Sustainable Equality (ICSE), a six month process of constructive reflection and solution-finding on the persistent state of inequalities in Europe has been set in motion. The Commission, consisting out of more than 20 experts from politics, academia and civil society, is chaired by former Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen and Louka Katseli, Greece’s former Minister of Labour. The ICSE will produce tentative and material policy-recommendations for European and national lawmakers to battle social, economic, environmental and territorial inequalities. This is part of the S&D-Group’s pledge to come up with constructive proposals to close the ever increasing gaps between rich and poor, elites and workers, men and women, north and south, rural and urban areas and many more cleavages in Europe. We are ready to act! Watch the video below with statements from S&D-Group President Udo Bullmann and the ICSE’s co-chairs Poul Nyrup Rasmussen and Louka Katseli about the first ICSE meeting.