SOLIDAR Foundation Statement on the European Year of Skills
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SOLIDAR Foundation Statement on the European Year of Skills

Today the European Year of Skills (EYS) kicks off with the European Year of Skills Festival. The EYS will run until May 2024, and aims to tackle the mismatch between unemployment and education.  SOLIDAR Foundation applauds the attention that EYS will bring to education, training and lifelong learning. However, SOLIDAR deplores the way the European…

Event report – A Just Energy Transition: Access to Energy as a Right, not a Privilege
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Event report – A Just Energy Transition: Access to Energy as a Right, not a Privilege

November 25 2022 On 21 November, together with Social Platform, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), SOLIDAR held a policy discussion on the issues of energy poverty and a just energy transition in Europe. Energy prices are soaring. Poverty is increasing. Already before the energy price crisis, millions of Europeans lived in energy poverty, now…

Policy Paper – Peace Education Sustainable Journey to Peace: Peace Education in the Context of Global Citizenship Education
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Policy Paper – Peace Education Sustainable Journey to Peace: Peace Education in the Context of Global Citizenship Education

The Policy Paper on Peace Education A Sustainable Journey to Peace: Peace Education in the Context of Global Citizenship Education, presents the culmination of a whole year of activities for SOLIDAR Foundation and its members on the theme of Peace Education as a tool for achieving learning and sustainable societies.   The current political and security…

SOLIDAR Co-signs Open Letter Calling for a Deep Reform of the EU Fiscal Rules
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SOLIDAR Co-signs Open Letter Calling for a Deep Reform of the EU Fiscal Rules

October 28 2022 A group of over 180 trade unions, civil society organisations, think tanks and academics from across Europe have signed an open letter to EU leaders calling for them to address the underlying structural problems of our economic system ahead of the European Commission’s publication of its orientation paper on the reform of the EU…

Open letter: A bold and transformative Social Climate Fund (SCF) is needed, now more than ever!
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Open letter: A bold and transformative Social Climate Fund (SCF) is needed, now more than ever!

October 11, 2022 SOLIDAR joins more than 35 social, environmental and industry organisations and calls on co-legislators to adopt a strong Social Climate Fund to tackle the energy and climate crises. The EU has the tools to address the parallel social, climate and energy security crises, but it is failing to make the most of them. ETS revenues are higher than ever and…

Can Europe lead a Just Transition? – Thematic publication
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Can Europe lead a Just Transition? – Thematic publication

Strengthening social justice in the European Green Deal by using European Pillar of Social Rights indicators The European Green Deal (EGD), the EU’s strategy to reach climate neutrality by 2050, is meant to be guided by the principles and rights of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR). However, the social dimension of the European Green Deal is not…

Just Transition takes center stage at “Stockholm+50” UN Environmental Conference
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Just Transition takes center stage at “Stockholm+50” UN Environmental Conference

June 07 2022 SOLIDAR and its member organisation Olof Palme International Center, as well as partners such as FEPS and ITUC, held a side event titled “Just Transition: The path to a healthy planet for the prosperity of all” in the framework of the UN Conference Stockholm+50, a major international environmental meeting taking place in Stockholm on…

EU Member States commit to action for a Just Transition towards climate neutrality in new Council Recommendation
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EU Member States commit to action for a Just Transition towards climate neutrality in new Council Recommendation

June 19, 2022 In the context of the European Green Deal, the Council of the EU just adopted its first text drawing close connections between the climate neutrality objectives and the pursuit of social justice. The catch? The act is, alas, non-binding. On June 16, 2022, ministers responsible for employment, social affairs, health and consumer policy from the…