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Taking stock of the successes and outreach of our common mobilisations in the past like the European Years , but also of the limits encountered, SOLIDAR together with many other networks thought that it is time to look ahead to what we can do to ensure sustainability of our action and build on civil dialogue.
CSOs from the Western Balkans in Brussels – discussing further cooperation and sharing best practices
On 15 and 16 December SOLIDAR in partnership with Olof Palme Center International organized a study visit for civil society representatives from the Western Balkans. The main goal of the study visit was to introduce the EU enlargement policy development process to the participants from Albania, Kosovo and Serbia.
Council Conclusions on Post-2015: a step in the right direction
Today (16 December 2014), the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) adopted its Conclusions on a “transformative post-2015 agenda”. SOLIDAR considers the Council ambition to contribute to achieve a transformative agenda that leaves ‘no one behind’ and that tackles exclusion and inequality a step in the right direction.
In particular, SOLIDAR welcomes the reference to social protection for all as well as to human rights and fundamental freedoms.
A good New Year’s resolution!
Wars, violence and injustice are a daily reality in the Middle East region, making it impossible to achieve any sort of peaceful solution or the prospect of peace, security and sustainable development for the people of the region. The failure of political solutions to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is a major factor in the destabilisation of the entire region. These failings and this lack of progress have exacerbated the persistent fighting and ever rising number of civilian casualties. Generations of young people have known nothing other than war, together with conflict resolution based on military strength or popular resistance. Whenever a new peace initiative or roadmap has emerged, the enemies of a peaceful solution on both sides have found ways to derail and undermine the process.