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 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…

The EU finally sees platform workers: member states should not be short-sighted in transposing the directive  
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The EU finally sees platform workers: member states should not be short-sighted in transposing the directive  

The EU finally sees platform workers: member states should not be short-sighted in transposing the directive   On 24th April the European Parliament plenary formally voted in favour of the Directive to improve working conditions in platform work, moving one step closer to the final adoption of this piece of legislation, which at this stage only…

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…

An EU Industrial Deal should learn from the shortcomings of the EU Green Deal
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An EU Industrial Deal should learn from the shortcomings of the EU Green Deal

April 9, 2024 There is growing political momentum for an EU Industrial Deal, but SOLIDAR believes that it should strengthen and take forward the European Green Deal, not replace it. To be socially just, it should reconcile the climate, social and economic agendas to ensure a sustainable and fair future for all.  A declaration for…

Open letter on the role of the social economy in the issue of textile waste
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Open letter on the role of the social economy in the issue of textile waste

SOLIDAR and more than 80 other organisations sign a letter stressing the need for policy makers to harness the potential of the social economy in the ongoing revision of the Waste Framework Directive.  The revision of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) In July 2023, the European Commission published its proposal for a targeted revision of…

Joint letter to Ministers calling for an EU policy framework for a just transition
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Joint letter to Ministers calling for an EU policy framework for a just transition

Following the European Conference for a Just Transition and ahead of the negotiations on the Environment Council Conclusions, SOLIDAR and 20 other members of the European Alliance for a Just Transition have sent a letter to Ministers calling for a holistic and coordinated EU policy framework for a just transition. The European Conference for a Just Transition…

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…