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

08.04.2019 | Event

Regional Youth Seminar in Belgrade: Connecting Youth for Participation

From March 21 to 24, FES gathered 16 young people from youth organizations in the six Western Balkan countries in Belgrade.


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18.03.2019 | Event

Young Generations for the New Balkans 2030: Towards Alternative Horizons

On Monday, March 12, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and its partners organized the panel discussion “Young Generations for the New Balkans 2030: Towards...


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22.11.2018 | Event

The workshops of the working groups of the National Youth Congress of Kosovo

The National Youth Congress of Kosovo, during month of October has organized 4 workshops in four municipalities.


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20.11.2018 | Event

Study Visit in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Second Study Visit in Germany this year: Youth participation in civil society and political processes as strong pillars of democracy


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26.09.2018 | Event

Kosovo We Want- Congress Report!

The following document contains a summary of the ideas and feedback that were discussed in the launching event of the “Kosovo we want” platform,...


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10.09.2018 | Event

Civic Consultation on the field of Civic Activism for Good Governance


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Anibar Animation Festival - Kosovo We Want!

The second day of the festival started with the presentation of the platform “The Kosovo we want” from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung


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06.08.2018 | Event

Scenarios for the Relations between Serbia and Kosovo in 2035

10.07.2018, Presentation and Discussion FES EU Office


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Study visit on “Youth Engagement in Politics and Civil Society “

Düsseldorf, 09 – 14 July, 2018

 

 


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"Strengthen the role of youth in local decision-making process"

The workshop was held from 27-29 July 2018 in Bogë-Rugovë.


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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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