• 20 May 2016
    Editorial by Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary General

    Civil society agenda The Lisbon-Treaty made a significant step forward through its article 11 on civil dialogue. After more than 20 years of acting on the European level as an interlocutor and advocate for different issues of general interest, (...)

  • 20 May 2016
    Organising International Solidarity

    Mobilising for Social Justice in the Middle East at the ILO conference From 30 May until 3 June 2016, SOLIDAR will attend the 105th edition of the International Labour Conference in Geneva. This year, on the agenda of the different Committees (...)

  • 19 May 2016
    Together for Social Europe

    SOLIDAR study visit and Festival Sabir at Pozzallo: together for a better Europe Last week more than 20 members of SOLIDAR coming from all over Europe got together in Pozzallo, Italy, one of the EU hotspots for migrants and refugees arriving (...)

  • 18 May 2016
    “The Silver Rose stands for progressive and vanguard choices”

    An interview with Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary General Since the year 2000, SOLIDAR annually organises its Silver Rose Awards in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the social-democratic family. The award goes to Civil Society (...)

  • 13 May 2016
    Editorial by Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary General

    COM or convergence? Two months ago the European Commission launched a widespread consultation on the pillar of social rights. No doubt this could be an opportunity to return to something which resembles to a real social agenda, although it will (...)

  • 13 May 2016
    Organising International Solidarity

    Brazil: the return of the old policy (and elites) Referring to Brazil’s idiosyncrasies and complexity, the great Brazilian composer, Tom Jobim, used to say that "Brazil is not for beginners". The current political events would seem to confirm (...)

  • 13 May 2016
    Building Learning Societies

    Europe Day: Highlighting the role of active citizenship to foster people’s participation and democracy in Europe On 9 May we celebrated peace and unity in Europe during the annual Schuman Day celebration. And we shall keep on working to showcase (...)

  • 12 May 2016
    Organising International Solidarity

    Bridging the humanitarian – development divide: the challenge of the World Humanitarian Summit What the EU will bring to the World Humanitarian Summit table? This was the main question raised during a policy debate organized this week by the (...)


  • Organising International Solidarity

    EGYPT: Human rights lawyer and activist Malek Adly arrested On 6 May 2016, Human rights lawyer and activist Malek Adly was arrested yesterday in Maadi, Cairo. The prosecution brought the following charges, under articles 86, 86 bis, 87, 102 (...)

  • 04 May 2016
    Organising International Solidarity

    May 1st is every day: SOLIDAR supporting independent trade unions in Egypt In Egypt, after the independent trade unions were prevented from holding their May 1st conference in the Press Syndicate, as planned, the conference took place at the (...)

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