People

04.05.2020

The informal economy in Zambia: An interview with Lameck Kashiwa and Prof. Trywell Kalusopa

The informal economy plays a critical role in the emerging economy of a developing nation like Zambia. FES Zambia interviewed Mr Kashiwa Lameck, the current General Secretary for the Alliance for Zambia Informal Economy...


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27.03.2020

New technology, same old exploitation: questions to Ken Loach

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Loach talks about his newest film Sorry We Missed You – how he was inspired by a visit to a food bank, his take on how exploitation has shifted to the digital space, and his in-depth research to...


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27.03.2020

Making the future of trade unions

The convenience of booking a ride at the tap of your finger comes with the price of a growing informal workforce that the urban transport sector must pay. FES Nepal talked to Artika Ashdhir of the International Transport...


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04.03.2020

Creating a Feminist Europe: An Interview with Maria Noichl

The election of the First Woman Commissioner of the European Union in 2019 was only the beginning of a radical journey of gender equality in the EU. We talk to Maria Noichl, rapporteur in the European Parliament for the...


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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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