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30.11.2019

BlueGreen Alliance: Uniting America labor unions with environmental organizations

How is one organisation working to reconcile climate goals with labour and economic interests.


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29.08.2019

Teaming up for social democracy – the FES Alumni Mentoring Programme

Former scholars pass on experience to the next generations in the mentoring programme, open to international and German students.


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28.05.2019

“Nothing can replace personal connections across the Atlantic”

A global network keeps dialogue open across the Atlantic in uncertain times.


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29.04.2019

FES monitor takes the pulse of EU social democracy ahead of Parliament polls

Progressive parties overshadowed by polarization, fragmentation and nationalism ahead of EU polls in May.


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27.03.2019

The youth, wherever they come from, are the best placed to face the challenges of the new society

With migration youth seek opportunities unavailable at home, and those from less prosperous areas see it as the only way to achieve an upward social...


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26.02.2019

The changes for a gender-just world begin from within

Strengthening political work to achieve gender justice is at the heart of a new gender strategy for socio-political development through international...


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Quizzed by climate change

Check your knowledge on climate change and its impact in this special end-of-year issue of FES Connect.


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28.11.2018

Get ready for COP24: Four things to know about a just transition to a sustainable future!

COP24 is the time for governments to act and increase their pledges to prevent global warming ensuring a just transition that leaves no one behind.


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29.10.2018

Reform of skills systems needed in Asia

Policies promoting the digital economy and transformation of manufacturing must incorporate the social and ecological interests, including those of...


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24.09.2018

An ode to what should be done with the SDGs that have begun

How to render the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) realistic and feasible.


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Trending

30.11.2019

What kind of just transition is needed to shape a climate resilient future for Kenya?

Success in achieving Vision 2030, the SDGs, and living up to the commitments of the Paris Agreement will require a transition to a more equal,...


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30.11.2019

Chile and Climate Change: Thinking global, acting local

In a rush to ‘solve’ the issues impacting our climate, we often overlook the realities for local and indigenous people. A reality which, simply put...


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Building liveable, social cities for the economy of tomorrow in Asia and Germany

Urbanists from Europe and Asia are facing some of the same challenges, but from often quite different angles. Experts from nine Asian countries...


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28.10.2019

Syria’s reconstruction must take a wider view of housing, land and property rights

A new study highlights aspects that affect socially just post-war reconstruction at the intersection with housing, land and property rights violations...


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29.08.2019

Pink for Kandaka

A campaign for solidarity by women protestors in support of all the women who survived the crackdown on their civil disobedience or were victims of...


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29.08.2019

Teaming up for social democracy – the FES Alumni Mentoring Programme

Former scholars pass on experience to the next generations in the mentoring programme, open to international and German students.


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27.08.2019

The International Kassel Summer Academy brings a fresh approach to the persistent big questions

Each year a select group of international engaged young people gather in the vicinity of the German town of Kassel to exchange thoughts and...


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25.06.2019

We can do better for an equal, sustainable and fair world

The Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development is an independent annual report that assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the 2030 Agenda.


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25.06.2019

With 12 years left for the 2030 Agenda, a spotlight on progress so far

The 2030 Agenda is an unprecedented piece of global development policy, in its origins, objectives and structure. But with 12 years left on the clock,...


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28.05.2019

Transatlantic partnership in disarray: a problem of style or substance?

Experts from both sides of the Atlantic discuss the future of transatlantic partnership considering the world order of the past 80 years and its...


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People

30.11.2019

Internet Governance – only collectively

Digital neo-nationalism is growing. More governments want to control the flow of data that crosses their borders. They fear that borderless communication will undermine national security, domestic digital economy or local...


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30.11.2019

#YouthParticipation: Nisreen Elsaim, on her journey to becoming a UN Youth Climate

Our work is yet to be completed. There is no more time. We need to stop talking and start doing.


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17.10.2019

An awakening of grassroots civil society in Africa is an opportunity to rethink relations with the West

A youth-led new generation of home-grown, post-independence civil society is emerging across Africa, and promises a model for a people-to-people development cooperation.


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29.08.2019

Community engagement is key to ensure energy transitions do not perpetuate injustices

"Just because you phase out coal does not mean everything improves" for local communities, explains a former FES scholar researching grassroots engagement and just energy transitions.


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28.08.2019

From street protests to active politics: keeping Armenian youth up to political speed

The youth of Armenia was the main driving force of the 2018 Velvet Revolution. But now it needs to shift from street protests to active politics, says activist Shushana Sirakanyan.


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26.08.2019

Youth can lead by building international solidarity

Youth must nurture international connections on the basis of solidarity to be able to collaborate and contribute to solving global problems. This is relevant for youth in Turkey as elsewhere in the world.


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25.08.2019

Young Mozambicans are learning new ways to gain political traction

Over half of Mozambicans are 35 or younger, yet only a fraction vote. A youth platform is encouraging them to head to the ballot box, but also to get involved in other ways.


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26.06.2019

Joining forces across different inequalities helps fight for change

More than 300 groups have joined a global alliance that advocates to change social and economic systems for a more just, equal and sustainable world.


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25.06.2019

Illicit financial flows are bleeding African wealth

Illicit financial flows are depriving African countries of wealth from their natural resources. With governments slow to act, civil society must take urgent action.


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29.05.2019

Canada believes in and needs multilateralism

As we fight through conversations about pipelines and indigenous rights…we are actually putting the stones down for the new path the country will have to walk.


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Reading Picks

30.11.2019

A New Look at Capitalism and Democracy

A book review of Torben Iversen/David Soskice: Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century. Princeton University...


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New Jobs through Energy Transition

This is not a forecast, but a possible scenario. It's entirely possible to protect the environment and create employment opportunities—a scenario for...


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Exploitation by exposure: How Toxic Substances Poison Workers’ Rights

Over two million workers die every year from occupational diseases, of which nearly one million are due to toxic exposures alone. Baskut Tuncak...


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25.10.2019

Literature and gentrification: Social critique as a surrogate for literature

For the protagonist of the novel, the greatest pain to be feared is that, as a mother of four living in precarious circumstances, she will soon no...


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20.04.2019

Europe's Borders: A Conversation with Wolfgang Merkel and Gesine Schwan

"We describe European societies as open, and rightly so. Retreating into a fortress would flatly contradict that openness."


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25.03.2019

Migration and integration – towards a "new we"

The most important task […] consists in bridging the gap overcoming the social and political divide between the mobile and the rather more settled...


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30.08.2018

Against right-wing extremism: Films and books for political action

New and noteworthy entries with a critical take on right-wing extremism and violence for your to-be-read-and-watched list


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29.04.2018

Fair Working Conditions for Platform Workers

A new publication explores different possible regulatory approaches at the EU level to ensure fair working conditions in the platform economy


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27.04.2018

Towards a European Labour Authority ― Mandate, Main Tasks and Open Questions

In September 2017, the European Commission proposed the creation of a European Labour Authority. What expectations and advantages are related to its...


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19.03.2018

CUT-Brazil, a trade union centre at the forefront of the feminist struggle

The case of Unified Workers' Central (CUT) implementing gender parity in its decision-making bodies was analyzed by Didice Godinho Delgado for "Trade...


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