The success of an ambitious EU climate target for 2040 depends on a just transition
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The success of an ambitious EU climate target for 2040 depends on a just transition

The European Commission has proposed an ambitious target of a 90% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. SOLIDAR stresses that a bold vision for climate action should go hand in hand with the thorough planning and implementation of an equally strong and forward-looking policy framework for a just transition that fosters social justice…

How the political agreement on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum fails the solidarity and human rights test
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How the political agreement on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum fails the solidarity and human rights test

A political agreement was found on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum on 19  December after intense weeks of trilogues. The worrying outcome weakens considerably the European asylum system instead of addressing its shortcomings. If adopted, the 5 regulations of the Pact will in summary, create more walls, lower protection and fundamental rights standards and…

An EU policy framework for a just transition as a blueprint for social and economic transformation
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An EU policy framework for a just transition as a blueprint for social and economic transformation

In December 2023, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted the Exploratory Opinion “Advancing the EU’s just transition policy framework: what measures are necessary” at the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, whose priorities include the promotion of a just transition. SOLIDAR welcomes this Opinion and urges policymakers to use…

“Protect, strengthen, prepare”: The Belgian Presidency’s priorities outlined
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“Protect, strengthen, prepare”: The Belgian Presidency’s priorities outlined

With the slogan “protect, strengthen, prepare” Belgium takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The land of Manneken Pis will hold the Presidency in the first half of 2024, from 1 January to 30 June and has identified 6 general priorities that will guide its Presidency: In the field of Education…

Civil Society for EU |  Unlock the potential of EU democracy
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Civil Society for EU | Unlock the potential of EU democracy

Championing our voice in Europe! SOLIDAR is part of Civil Society Europe and Social Platform’s broad coalition of civil society and philanthropy organisations calling for a better civic space and civil dialogue all over Europe ahead of the 2024 EU elections. Discover the Civil Society for EU campaign website Endorse the manifesto here. Civil society…

Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move
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Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move

SOLIDAR has a diverse membership of over 50 civil society organisations based in 26 countries. Our member organisations include popular education associations, trade unions, independent think tanks, migrant-led organisations working to advance social justice through a just transition. One aspect of our vision for social justice is a governance of migration based on the respect of fundamental rights and solidarity,…

Policy Paper | WE ALL BELONG: The role of GCE in supporting democratic participation and addressing current global challenges
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Policy Paper | WE ALL BELONG: The role of GCE in supporting democratic participation and addressing current global challenges

Global Citizenship Education (GCE) has been a central topic to the work of the SOLIDAR Foundation membership across Europe and beyond. A common frame that reunites the membership of SOLIDAR Foundation is the fact that each one of them is striving to achieve social justice through education, ensuring that all learners have access to quality,…

SOLIDAR calls for a Ceasefire NOW!
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SOLIDAR calls for a Ceasefire NOW!

History is judging us all, Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General, in an appeal for aid to Gaza. This statement was updated on November 16th 2023. More than 40 days after Hamas’ horrific attack and Israel’s massive and ongoing counterattack, the situation is more dire and tragic than ever. The situation in Gaza has turned into…