• 21 Oct 2011
    SOLIDAR highlights rights-based approach to migration

    On 19 October at the S&D Group Round Table "The rights of migrants in an irregular situation" SOLIDAR Secretary General Conny Reuter outlined the key elements of a true rights-based approach to migration. He highlighted, amongst other (...)

  • 21 Oct 2011
    Best practice: social dimension of education and training

    The achievements of SOLIDAR members working for a socially cohesive Europe and committed to promoting investment in skills and competences development amongst socially and economically disadvantaged groups were recently presented in the (...)

  • 21 Oct 2011
    Invest more in skills, competences and knowledge development

    At the conference on "New Skills for New Jobs" organised on 19 October by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, Mr Laszlo Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, underlined (...)

  • 21 Oct 2011
    SOLIDAR at ECHO Annual partners meeting

    SOLIDAR and members (ASB Germany, MPDL, Norwegian People’s Aid, ACPP, Solidar Suisse, Solidaridad Internacional) participated this week at the Annual Partners Meeting of the Commission’s directorate in charge of Humanitarian Aid in Brussels. (...)

  • 21 Oct 2011
    SOLIDAR workshop at European Platform against Poverty

    "Going beyond mutual learning using evidence-based social innovation can improve the quality of life for all" was one of the key messages that came out of the SOLIDAR workshop organised together with the members of the Informal Network of Social (...)

  • 21 Oct 2011
    Promoting community-based initiatives for social inclusion in the Western Balkans

    Last week’s European Commission (EC) enlargement strategy and reports on the EU accession process in the Western Balkans acknowledged that major challenges remain in the fields of unemployment, economic reform and social inclusion, and that (...)

  • 28 Oct 2011
    SOLIDAR Silver Rose Awards - Call for Nominations Open

    Each year, the SOLIDAR Silver Rose Awards celebrate individuals and organisations whose extraordinary struggles contribute to social justice and solidarity in Europe and throughout the world. The winners are awarded at a ceremony in the (...)

  • 28 Oct 2011
    Lifelong learning programme in 2012

    The European Commission has published the general call for proposals for 2012 in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). The funding priorities for next year include: develop strategies for lifelong learning and mobility; (...)

  • 28 Oct 2011
    SOLIDAR’s engagement in Pakistan continues

    Since August 2010, millions of people have lost their homes and livelihoods in the worst floods that have ever hit Pakistan. Nine SOLIDAR member organisations, including Solidar Suisse, Olof Palme International Center (Sweden), ISCOS Cisl (...)

  • 28 Oct 2011
    Vote on initiative report on modernisation of public procurement

    On Tuesday, the European Parliament voted on the report “on modernisation of public procurement”. Among the reforms listed in the text, one of the key proposals is that the “lowest price” criterion should no longer be the determining factor when (...)

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