Regional Activities

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Regional Dialogue Southeast Europe

After more than two decades of engagement in southeastern Europe, the FES recognizes that the challenges and problems still facing this region can best be resolved through a shared regional framework. Our commitment to advancing our core interests in democratic consolidation, social and economic justice and peace through regional cooperation, has since 2015 been strengthened by establishing an infrastructure to coordinate the FES' regional work out of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Regional Dialogue Southeast Europe (Dialogue SOE).

Dialogue SOE provides analysis of shared challenges in the region and develops suitable regional programs and activities in cooperation with the respective FES offices. Our work is conducted in close cooperation with colleagues and partners across the region. Activities are jointly implemented and overseen by either an FES office or Dialogue SOE. Our regional initiatives are advanced through three broad working lines:

Our website provides information about individual projects within each of these working lines, past events, and future initiatives.

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Labour Relations and Social Dialogue

The FES Regional Project on Labour Relations and Social Dialogue for Central Eastern and Southeast Europe is based in Bratislava, with field offices in Belgrade and Warsaw.

Since the 2000s and even more so after the global financial and economic crisis of 2008, we have witnessed a fundamental weakening of Europe’s social dimension. In most countries of the region we can observe similar trends: a reduction of the welfare state, a decline of collective bargaining coverage rate, an increase in precarious working conditions and attacks on trade union rights. As a result, the convergence of social standards, wages and eventually the living conditions between richer and poorer countries in the European Union and its neighborhood is stagnating or even relapsing.

In response to these challenges, our project supports the enhancement of trade union capacities and knowledge about the European social dimension, the fostering of networks between trade unions in the region and Germany, the development of trade union organizing strategies in different sectors, and the promotion of the participation of young trade union members.

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Latest News and Events

28.06.2019 | Event

Political Academy 2019


14.06.2019 | Event

2nd National Congress – Kosovo We Want!

Social Security – Economic Development – Decent Work and Life


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07.06.2019 | Event

Panel Discussion on the Importance of Intercultural Dialogue


03.06.2019 | Event

“Western Balkan Youth Voice” Regional Youth Seminar in Skopje: Working Together for the Concerns of Young People


16.05.2019 | Event

The Second National Congress “The Kosovo We Want” on May 23, 2019


02.05.2019 | Event

Conference: Vocational education and professional orientation are an economic policy

The Friedrich-Ebert Foundation in Prishtina in cooperation with the German Organization for Cooperation (GIZ) and the Kosovar-German Chamber of...


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01.05.2019 | Event

Joint discussion: Implementing the labor law

23.04.2019, ICK Prishtine


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26.04.2019 | Event

Call for Applications for the Political Academy of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 2019


16.04.2019 | Event

Workshop with the Youth: "Prioritizing of Youth Issues in Education and Decision-making in 7 Municipalities in Kosovo".

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), Office in Prishtina in cooperation with the Lipjan Youth Center and within the series of activities from the...


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08.04.2019 | Event

Report – Presentation of the Youth Study Kosovo

On Tuesday, April 2nd, the office of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Kosovo presented the results of its youth study, which gives evidence on the...


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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
Kosovo

Pashko Vasa Str. 23
10000 Prishtina
Republic of Kosovo

+383 (0) 38 600 108
info(at)fes-kosovo.org


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