Case Study |  Critical Minerals, Critical Conditions: The Struggle of Nickel Mine Workers in Indonesia
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Case Study | Critical Minerals, Critical Conditions: The Struggle of Nickel Mine Workers in Indonesia

The global push for a sustainable future is boosting the demand for minerals critical to the energy transition, including copper, lithium and nickel used for electric vehicles (EVs) batteries. To achieve the Paris Agreement’s targets of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, around 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be required, calling for…

New Fiscal Rules Threaten Europe’s Investments in its Future
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New Fiscal Rules Threaten Europe’s Investments in its Future

After months of negotiations, the EU adopted new rules for its economic governance framework. Regrettably, they will require countries to introduce significant budget cuts, leading to austerity measures and ultimately impeding the investments needed to implement a socially just transition.  The EU’s economic governance framework, often seen as a technical and theoretical issue, is deeply…

Our fight after the European Elections continues: Mobilising for a Democratic and Social Europe
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Our fight after the European Elections continues: Mobilising for a Democratic and Social Europe

After these European elections, we choose to see the glass half full: the democratic centre has held its ground.   A coalition of conservatives, socialists, liberals and greens is possible – even if their majority has been weakened. Having won this election, the conservative parties hold the key to this cooperation. But the progressive forces…

A new 5-year Strategic Agenda: What priorities for the EU?
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A new 5-year Strategic Agenda: What priorities for the EU?

May 30, 2024 The European Council’s Strategic Agenda, the key political agreement setting out the EU’s political direction for the next five years, will be adopted by the 27 heads of state and government on 27-28 June. But what will be in it?    What is the Stategic Agenda?   The European Council’s Strategic Agenda is a high-level statement…

How global citizenship education is empowering youth and strengthening democracy 
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How global citizenship education is empowering youth and strengthening democracy 

HOW GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IS EMPOWERING YOUTH AND STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY  On May 21, SOLIDAR Foundation hosted a hybrid event at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and online, bringing together civil society representatives, policymakers, and experts to discuss the role of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in fostering democratic participation and exploring challenges and opportunities….

A landmark step toward peace: Ireland, Spain and Norway recognise the State of Palestine  
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A landmark step toward peace: Ireland, Spain and Norway recognise the State of Palestine  

A landmark step toward peace: Ireland, Spain and Norway recognise the State of Palestine   This May 28th, SOLIDAR welcomes the historical decision of two European Union’s (EU) Member States – Ireland and Spain – and Norway to recognise the State of Palestine.    Since 2021, SOLIDAR has been campaigning for this recognition as a necessary step…

Case Study |  How Guatemala’s hydroelectric potential turned into a case of Unjust Transition
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Case Study | How Guatemala’s hydroelectric potential turned into a case of Unjust Transition

“This is a story of great pain. It disrupted the life of an entire community, causing death and irredeemable loss, leaving effects that are still felt to this day.”C. Human Rights Defender Hydroelectric power represents a viable alternative for an energy transition in Guatemala. Due to its geography and natural resources, Guatemala has the potential…

A fair green and digital transition is a catalyst for change, says Letta report
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A fair green and digital transition is a catalyst for change, says Letta report

May 7, 2024 At the end of April, former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta launched a report on the future of the EU’s Single Market, with proposals that should shape the next EU mandate. The report stresses that a fair green and digital transition is a catalyst for a stronger European single market and reaffirms…

SOLIDAR joins civil society calls on public finance and taxation and on sustainable resource management
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SOLIDAR joins civil society calls on public finance and taxation and on sustainable resource management

Ahead of two important events in Brussels, the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 on 15-18 April and the European Council on 17-18 April, SOLIDAR has signed two letters from civil society with a strong focus on just transition.  Public investment at the heart of the European Council’s Strategic Agenda At the special meeting of the…