SOLIDAR's new Organisational Strategy for 2021-2025 is OUT!

SOLIDAR & SOLIDAR Foundation has published the new Organisational Strategy for the period 2021-2025, which has been approved at the Annual General Assembly in June 2021.

The purpose of this document is to outline the general direction for SOLIDAR in the coming five years. It provides guidance for SOLIDAR's work, collaborations, projects, and programmes, for internal development, communication, and advocacy work, and  in a shared effort with SOLIDAR's progressive family of members and allies.  

It has been developed building on the experiences from the preceding strategy, lessons learnt from implementing our programmes and activities, as well as the expressed needs and ambitions of our members. The process has been characterised by participation and inclusion, involving members in individual consultations and policy meetings, the Board, and the staff of the Secretariat in a transparent way ever since the decision was taken to develop a new strategic orientation of SOLIDAR in the annual general assembly of June 2020. 

SOLIDAR and SOLIDAR Foundation’s (SOLIDAR) new strategic direction is based on the realisation that social rights and environmental rights are inseparable and mutually reinforcing. We cannot achieve the progressive objectives if we are not guaranteeing their sustainability. There are no jobs on a dead planet, nor a welfare system, vibrant democracy, or a functioning state. The political, social, and economic process through which we have a possibility to achieve both lays in the pursuit of a Just transition. 

A socially just transition is the guarantee that the transformation processes and drastic structural adjustments that are needed in the coming years to meet the climate emergency, the digital revolution and the reoccurring social and economic crises are being implemented taking the rights and needs of affected communities into consideration. To guarantee accuracy, foster participation and build acceptance, processes of social and civil dialogue are inherent to the notion of a just transition. This strategy coincides with the period of recovery and rebuilding from the effects of the pandemic, and we are determined to do what we can to make sure that we build back better towards a new normal.