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Exported Toxicity:The EU’s Banned Pesticides in South Africa
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Case Study | Exported Toxicity:The EU’s Banned Pesticides in South Africa

The European Union has banned highly hazardous pesticides from agriculture within its borders, due to their proven, or strongly suspected toxicity to human health, biodiversity, and the environment. Nevertheless, such pesticides are still being produced by some EU Member States and exported to third countries, such as South Africa, through globalised production channels. The Women…

Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move
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Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move

SOLIDAR has a diverse membership of over 50 civil society organisations based in 26 countries. Our member organisations include popular education associations, trade unions, independent think tanks, migrant-led organisations working to advance social justice through a just transition. One aspect of our vision for social justice is a governance of migration based on the respect of fundamental rights and solidarity,…

Policy Paper | WE ALL BELONG: The role of GCE in supporting democratic participation and addressing current global challenges
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Policy Paper | WE ALL BELONG: The role of GCE in supporting democratic participation and addressing current global challenges

Global Citizenship Education (GCE) has been a central topic to the work of the SOLIDAR Foundation membership across Europe and beyond. A common frame that reunites the membership of SOLIDAR Foundation is the fact that each one of them is striving to achieve social justice through education, ensuring that all learners have access to quality,…

The Future of the European Green Deal
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The Future of the European Green Deal

The European Green Deal (EGD) is Europe’s ambitious plan for a sustainable future, and the Civil Society Forum for Sustainability is playing a key role in shaping this future. The policy brief we’re discussing today comes from engaging discussions with more than 60 civil society organisations. These groups came together to build a practical and forward-thinking agenda for…

A socially just and environmentally sustainable EU economic governance? – An experts’ paper
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A socially just and environmentally sustainable EU economic governance? – An experts’ paper

Although intended to be an effective information-driven mechanism for monitoring and steering Member States’ public finances, the European Union’s economic governance framework has evolved into a complex structure of detailed rules and exceptions that, apart from a brief respite during the Covid-19 pandemic, remains based on an austerity-driven approach. This approach has forced Member States…

The People’s Green Deal: Citizens’ Participation in Europe’s Sustainability Agenda
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The People’s Green Deal: Citizens’ Participation in Europe’s Sustainability Agenda

A key element of legitimate policymaking is enabling the meaningful participation and deliberation of citizens, amplifying their voices, and ensuring they are heard and reflected in the process. For policies at all levels to be able to tackle real issues and propose effective solutions, citizens and their representatives must be involved through all steps of the policy-making cycle, from agenda-setting…

Briefing Paper 105 – The European Year of Skills Through Social Justice Lenses
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Briefing Paper 105 – The European Year of Skills Through Social Justice Lenses

The European Year of Skills (EYS) was officially launched by the European Commission on May 9th of this year. Aimed at addressing labour shortages and mismatches in skills, the EYS is intended to showcase existing initiatives in skills development across Europe. The Commission wants the EYS to bring together national and European authorities, trade unions, chambers of…