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28.06.2017

Digital transformation – advantage for all?

A good digital society is more than technology was the main message of #digidemos the FES congress on digitalisation and democracy


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30.05.2017

Shaping up for climate action in Asia

To mitigate climate change, Asia needs to undergo a transition towards a low-carbon economy, suggests the climate team of FES in Asia, since May with...


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27.04.2017

From corporate capture to capturing the corporate

A global project by FES and partners from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia is at work to shape a reformed global agenda on democratic control and...


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29.03.2017

Behind the green mash nets

Often in the lowest paid positions, an estimated 20–40 per cent of the construction workers that are building Phnom Penh are female.


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27.02.2017

The Maras: when social protection fails, security crumbles

In Central America, FES works to revert a vicious cycle where weak social protection and restrictive immigration policies make criminal street gangs...


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29.01.2017

"Democracy needs active, informed and responsible citizens"

An interview with the director of the Thai Civic Education Center in Thailand on the role of civic education for a democratic society


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15.11.2016

Breaking out of silos: conversation on new gender work in FES

In the past years, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung reviewed its long-standing work on gender equality worldwide and now it is spearheading a regional...


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19.10.2016

Europe calling

Social integration was at the center of a discussion on migration by advocates of social justice at the “Europe Calling” debate series.


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Trending

27.06.2017

We must talk also about the future and present of capital

In Latin America we need to avoid that the digital revolution aggravates or consolidates the asymmetrical international division of labour, recommends...


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27.06.2017

Technology changes the future of work in Sub-Sahara Africa

In the absence of any re-skilling initiatives for workers, suggests Keith Jacobs of UNI Global Union, digitalisation of work practices will have...


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22.06.2017

Fundamental rights and Digitalisation: A social promise in FLUX

A joint reflection on the translation of fundamental rights into the digitalised world implies that we maintain the vibrancy of our social...


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29.05.2017

Opportunities and challenges for a coherent climate strategy for the Latin American continent

Although Latin American countries contribute relatively little to global CO2 emissions, energy consumption has been rising corresponding with the...


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23.05.2017

The Energy Revolution in Africa: Don’t take it for granted!

It is difficult to deny the many benefits that come with a green energy revolution. But rationality alone won’t drive this revolution. As part of this...


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20.05.2017

A renewable energy future rests on consensus

First in this month’s special series on the work by FES and partners on climate change and energy policy, we peek into the transformation of the...


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19.05.2017

EU Climate Policy in Jeopardy

Over a year after the Paris climate summit, Europe has to come together and take the lead once more. Reform of the European emissions trading system...


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27.04.2017

Trade policies for fair trade

Economic interests alone should not be the driving forces of trade policy


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27.04.2017

Workers' rights in the global economy

How can workers fight the increasing pressure from globalized supply chains?


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24.04.2017

FES opens Academy of Work in Bangladesh

“We need to be more ambitious about international standards and ensuring long-term commitments to worker safety and living wages”


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People

28.06.2017

“Don’t believe the hype”

To counter the adverse effects of digital structural change, we need an inclusive digitalisation strategy


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23.06.2017

Agriculture is humanity’s basis of life

Agronomist Sigrun Neuwerth explains the development of new agricultural policies in Germany, Europe and Latin America and digitalisation


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30.05.2017

Renewable energies – potential for rural areas in Cameroon?

Jean Pierre Tsiaze Fozang, a mayor from Cameroon’s western region, speaks about the increasing inequality between urban and rural areas with regard to their access to electricity


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30.05.2017

Strong Message from Bonn: Climate Action must not stop!

It seems like the slogan "Now more than ever!" is the new guiding principle for more global climate action, writes Manuela Matthess from FES Berlin in the wake of the Bonn Climate Change Conference


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26.04.2017

Women Labour Empowerment through Trade Unions in Kenya

Our guest contribution for this month with insights on the role of women in Kenya’s trade unionism and the need for a more structural female labour empowerment


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25.04.2017

We do what we can, in the most meaningful way

Do Quynh Chi, author of a recently released country study on trade regimes and labour standards in Vietnam shares personal insights on what motivated her to engage


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10.04.2017

We can shape the transformations coming our way

From being on the dole to chairperson of Hamburg's German Trade Union Confederation – up close and personal with Katja Karger


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27.03.2017

Care work needs more appreciation!

"The organization of care work tells you a lot about the state of human dignity in a society."


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15.03.2017

Living in a big prison

Nisren Habib on the sexual violence in mass housing, the concerns of refugee women and the possibilities to support their integration.


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24.02.2017

Overcoming negative populism

Following up on last month’s focus on political education and populism comes a contribution by a former FES intern in Thailand on populism and its implications for security and stability


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Reading Picks

19.06.2017

World Wide Web of equal freedom?

How digitalisation can be steeped in the values of a humane society


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17.06.2017

The future of work in Asia – How can India create livelihoods in the digital age?

“Despite being an investors’ darling, India’s employment generation track record has been disappointing”


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15.05.2017

NDC Partnership for an effective implementation of the Paris Agreement

"The transformation that the Paris Agreement calls for so urgently will only secure broad-based public support if there is a narrowing of...


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25.04.2017

The race to the bottom in Vietnam

International brands and competition on foreign direct investment are pushing labour standards to the bottom, a new study by FES Vietnam shows


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20.04.2017

The Automotive Sector in Emerging Economies

The ever-growing automotive sector of emerging countries nurtures hopes and concerns for the future, reports a new study by FES


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16.03.2017

Care work in Mozambique

For a socially and gender just society, a universal social protection system cannot overlook the need for quality and affordable social services


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23.02.2017

China's "Belt": perspectives on cooperation and security

New report by SIPRI and FES sheds light on the wider security dynamics of the Silk Road Economic Belt and EU–China cooperation prospects


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27.01.2017

A New Social Democratic Century

Neo-liberalization, globalization, digitalization and post-modern identity formation ― can social democracy deal with these challenges or has it...


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19.01.2017

Dismantling direct democracy in Hungary

On the Hungarian law governing referendums and how they have been abused by the government of Victor Orbán to dismantle direct democracy in Hungary


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21.12.2016

Pioneers of social democracy

Stories, thoughts and activities in the life of 49 thinkers of social democracy tell the history of social democracy, now also eternalized in typo...


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