• 09 Sep 2011
    UN answers Beyond 2015 letter

    Time is running out quickly for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and the debate is intensifying at the international level around whether we need a new set of goals to achieve the objectives outlined in the Millennium Declaration that (...)

  • 09 Sep 2011
    FTT: picking up after the summer

    While waiting for the European Commission and in parallel the German and French governments to deliver on their promises to each develop a feasible proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) on the European level, next week a high level (...)

  • 09 Sep 2011
    Promoting community-based initiatives for social inclusion in the Western Balkans

    SOLIDAR organised together with Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB)’s South East Europe office a field visit to Bosnia and Hezegovina to learn more about projects related to the reconstruction of a first aid station (ambulanta) in Tjentiste, social (...)

  • 09 Sep 2011
    Closing conference of the “Network of European Trade Union Academies – Better Information and Training for Trade Unionists” project

    On 21 September SOLIDAR is organising a final conference closing the "Network of European Trade Union Academies - Better Information and Training for Trade Unionists" project run by SOLIDAR and the Europäische Akademie der Arbeit (EAdA) over the (...)

  • 09 Sep 2011
    Launch of SOLIDAR project on Decent Work and Industrial Relations

    The current austerity measures implemented by European governments are jeopardising the social infrastructure that vulnerable groups rely on and promoting atypical employment, meaning that more and more people are becoming working poor and (...)

  • 16 Sep 2011
    European Statute for a European Association

    The European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee this week discussed the Report on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society with regard to the involvement of employees’. SOLIDAR recalls that this Statute is currently the (...)

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Crisis reinforces the importance of a good education, says OECD

    On Tuesday, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Commission’s DG Education and Culture presented the key results of their annual “Education at a Glance” report. At a time when austerity measures and the fiscal (...)

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Promises delivered quicker than expected

    Last Friday, earlier than expected, the German and French finance ministers addressed the European Commission with a letter presenting a concept as well as outlining how a financial transaction tax could be conceived. By stressing "that (...)

  • 16 Sep 2011
    SOLIDAR event: Domestic Workers’ Tour

    To mark the 4th World Day for Decent Work, celebrated worldwide on 7 October, SOLIDAR is organising a two-day domestic workers’ tour to call on Members of the European Parliament and Government Representatives to support and promote the (...)

  • 23 Sep 2011
    Promoting recognition of knowledge, skills and competences

    On Wednesday, as part of this week’s conference in the European Parliament organised in cooperation with EAdA, FEPS, ETUI, AK Europa and hosted by MEP Stephen Hughes (S&D), challenges such as what skills, competences and knowledge are needed (...)

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