• 15 Jul 2016
    Editorial by Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary General

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité! Yesterday, 14th July, Bastille Day commemorates the French Revolution. Its three principles engraved on every town hall and every public school in France have again been under attack, this time in Nice. What more (...)

  • 14 Jul 2016
    Organising International Solidarity

    The European Parliament has to step up efforts to promote civil society space world-wide This week SOLIDAR attended a hearing on this matter in the European Parliament. Speakers brought forward that in fear of the popular uprisings governments (...)

  • 14 Jul 2016
    Organising International Solidarity

    Israel’s newly adopted transparency law is to outlaw progressive Civil Society This week, the Knesset passed the "Transparency Law” which de-facto only affects civil society organisations that receive funding from the EU and foreign institutions, (...)

  • 11 Jul 2016
    Together for Social Europe

    Next steps for a sustainable European future. Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs “having a good life that does not cost our planet” On 7th July, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a conference on “Next steps for a (...)

  • 07 Jul 2016
    Editorial by Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary General

    Apologies? In post-modern times it has become a standard procedure to present public apologies for political mistakes: the CEO of the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant expressed his apologies after the Fukushima catastrophe. Resulting in (...)

  • 07 Jul 2016
    Together for Social Europe

    SOLIDAR recommendations to the new Slovak Presidency Achieving an economically strong Europe, a modern single market, a sustainable migration and asylum policy and a globally engaged Europe are the four priorities on the programme of the Slovak (...)

  • 07 Jul 2016
    Organising International Solidarity

    Towards a sustainable Europe? Adopted on 25 September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the ‘new’ global consensus on how to move towards more equal and inclusive societies that “leave no one behind” and a development model that (...)

  • 07 Jul 2016
    Building Learning Societies

    SOLIDAR and SOLIDAR Foundation members develop their intercultural competences This week 20 SOLIDAR and SOLIDAR Foundation members and partners are meeting at the ITC-ILO center in Turin to undergo a training academy on “Integration, (...)

  • 07 Jul 2016
    Together for Social Europe

    Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) – finally a victory for democracy and civil society? After days of fierce opposition from civil society to President Juncker’s decision to consider the CETA trade agreement as an EU competence (i.e. without (...)

  • 06 Jul 2016
    The Europe we want, the Europe we need!

    Statement by G. Dassis, President of the EESC, and C. Reuter, Co-Chairman of the Liaison Group. Published on 4th July 2016 by the EESC Europe has not changed over the past week, but the challenges have become clearer. A majority of the British (...)

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