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04.05.2020 | People, Popular Posts

The informal economy in Zambia: An interview with Lameck Kashiwa and Prof. Trywell Kalusopa

The informal economy plays a critical role in the emerging economy of a developing nation like Zambia. FES Zambia interviewed Mr Kashiwa Lameck, the current General Secretary for the Alliance for Zambia Informal Economy…


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27.03.2020 | People

New technology, same old exploitation: questions to Ken Loach

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Loach talks about his newest film Sorry We Missed You – how he was inspired by a visit to a food bank, his take on how exploitation has shifted to the digital space, and his in-depth research to…


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27.03.2020 | People

Making the future of trade unions

The convenience of booking a ride at the tap of your finger comes with the price of a growing informal workforce that the urban transport sector must pay. FES Nepal talked to Artika Ashdhir of the International Transport…


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04.03.2020 | Popular Posts, People

Creating a Feminist Europe: An Interview with Maria Noichl

Maria Noichl, SPD MEP and rapporteur in the European Parliament for the Gender Equality Strategy. Photo by SPD Europe.

The election of the First Woman Commissioner of the European Union in 2019 was only the beginning of a radical journey of gender equality in the EU. We talk to Maria Noichl, rapporteur in the European Parliament for the…


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30.11.2019 | People

Internet Governance – only collectively

Digital neo-nationalism is growing. More governments want to control the flow of data that crosses their borders. They fear that borderless communication will undermine national security, domestic digital economy or local…


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30.11.2019 | People

#YouthParticipation: Nisreen Elsaim, on her journey to becoming a UN Youth Climate

Our work is yet to be completed. There is no more time. We need to stop talking and start doing.


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17.10.2019 | People

An awakening of grassroots civil society in Africa is an opportunity to rethink relations with the West

A youth-led new generation of home-grown, post-independence civil society is emerging across Africa, and promises a model for a people-to-people development cooperation.


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29.08.2019 | People

Community engagement is key to ensure energy transitions do not perpetuate injustices

Felipe Alberto Corral Montoya at the Global Strike for Future in Berlin holding sign in solidarity with the community of La Sierra in Colombia, where a local protest was taking place, 15 March 2019.  Photo by José Imer Campos

"Just because you phase out coal does not mean everything improves" for local communities, explains a former FES scholar researching grassroots engagement and just energy transitions.


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28.08.2019 | People

From street protests to active politics: keeping Armenian youth up to political speed

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The youth of Armenia was the main driving force of the 2018 Velvet Revolution. But now it needs to shift from street protests to active politics, says activist Shushana Sirakanyan.


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26.08.2019 | People

Youth can lead by building international solidarity

Youth must nurture international connections on the basis of solidarity to be able to collaborate and contribute to solving global problems. This is relevant for youth in Turkey as elsewhere in the world.


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