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…

Just4ALL to develop MOOC to Learn about and Act for a Just Transition
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Just4ALL to develop MOOC to Learn about and Act for a Just Transition

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), together with the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) and supported by SOLIDAR, has begun to craft the Just4ALL Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Titled “Learning about and Acting for Just Transition”, the MOOC aims to empower organizations and individuals in Europe and beyond to champion…

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…

7th Civil Society Forum: Civil Society Organisations Assess European Political Group Manifestos for a Sustainable Future
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7th Civil Society Forum: Civil Society Organisations Assess European Political Group Manifestos for a Sustainable Future

During the seventh edition of REAL DEAL’s Civil Society Forum for Sustainability, representatives from diverse Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across Europe and beyond came together to critically assess the promises in the political manifestos of 5 European political groups: Party of European Socialists (PES), Party of the European Left (PEL), European Green Party (EGP), Alliance…

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…