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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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24.04.2017

Successfully applying union power

A project by FES tells stories of successful trade union action around the globe


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18.04.2017

In Uganda, unions are helping to drive transport workers into decent work

A trade union action in Uganda is among the successful stories of trade unions in transformation documented by the Global Trade Union Team of FES


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29.03.2017

Care workers must organize for their rights

Yaoundé (Cameroon) - Over half of the 22 million population employs domestic workers and the figures demonstrate an urgent need to support care...


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27.03.2017

A woman's place remains in the revolution!

New York City (USA) - FES joined this year’s session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) with a delegation of eight...


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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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23.02.2017

Redistribute wealth and resources for a secure Kenya

An interview with Dr Werunga from the East African Centre for Security and Strategic Studies


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17.02.2017

Peace and security starts at home

The European peace project used to address peace between nations and it now needs to address peace within European society, says Prof. Ursula Schröder in an interview with FES Connect


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29.01.2017

Networks for change from Costa Rica

Ana Gabriel Zúñiga Aponte, Vice-minister of Costa Rica on political participation, the inclusion of youth in the politics and her experiences as alumni of Agentes de Cambio.


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28.01.2017

Fort Hare encounters: interview with Nalinda Ndlebe

"The relationship FES had with South Africa at a critical time in our history made me more intrigued about all that I could benefit from the programme"


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16.01.2017

Political education programs in Kenya: challenges and alternatives

Our guest contribution for the month with considerations on the context of political education in Kenya and the challenges to overcome


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22.11.2016

The first anti-gender party was the NPD

A conversation on the opposition to feminist movements in Germany rising alongside authoritarianism and right-wing populism worldwide.


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18.11.2016

Awareness matters on the road towards gender equality

Two issues down the road and we have our first guest contribution with considerations on why we need conscious learning and awareness to contest gender inequality.


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12.10.2016

Movement, a freedom lost in a shrunken world

Interview with documentary filmmaker Zafari on his work with FES, his latest movie on migration and the debates and experiences by Afghan youth


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11.10.2016

Practices of a migrating society

Experiences by Dalia Dada, participant at a seminar series on democracy education


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Reading Picks

20.11.2016

Islamic feminism – a contradiction in terms?

The diversity in feminist positions, especially on grounds of how patriarchy has arisen and how it should be challenged and defeated requires to move...


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23.10.2016

Empowerment and networking as foundations of integration policy

The "success stories" of integration policy tell of effective self-organizing. A brief survey of three central areas of integration – housing, work,...


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19.10.2016

Why Europe's border security approach has failed and how to replace it

Using ethnographic examples, anthropologist Ruben Andersson in this study goes against the grain of conventional approaches to migration as "crisis"...


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02.10.2016

Refugees: why they flee, what routes they take, and why so many are coming to Germany

Professor Oltmer introduces historical and other complexities of migration to answer why Germany has so often been the destination of flight in the...


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