We determine – against our historical background as part of the labour movement – our actions through the values of liberal-democratic socialism: solidarity, tolerance, freedom, equality and justice.

We are an association of members that fights for a socially just society and exerts political influence. We pursue this goal with voluntary commitment and professional services.

We promote democratic and social thinking and action. We have social visions.

We support people to shape their lives independently and responsibly and promote alternative life concepts.

We practice solidarity and strengthen people’s responsibility for the community.

We offer high quality social services for everyone.

We act with social, economic, ecological and international responsibility and are committed to the careful use of existing resources.

We preserve the independence and autonomy of our association; we ensure transparency and control of our work.

We are technically competent, innovative, reliable and ensure this through our honorary and full-time employees.