Events

Current Events

16th British-German Trade Union Forum

London, 11 - 12 July 2017: The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London (FES), the German Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB) and the British Trades Union Congress (TUC) co-hosted a dialogue event with trade unionists and experts from Germany and the UK.

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British-German Dialogue on Defence and Security Policies

London, 10 July 2017: The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London (FES) and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) co-hosted an annual dialogue event on Security and Defence Policies in Europe. The British-German dialogue convened representatives from the House of Commons, the German Bundestag, and think tanks from the UK and Germany to discuss current challenges for European Security and Defence.

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British-German Dialogue

Berlin, June 2017: FES London hosted its annual British-German Dialogue in Berlin this year, bringing together MPs and experts from both countries for a bilateral exchange. The results of the UK General Election, the commencing Brexit negotiations and the upcoming elections in Germany provided a stimulating political background for debates how to seize common ground for progressive forces across Europe.

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Gender Representation in Local and Regional Politics – Lessons from Germany and the UK

London, 3rd May 2017: Men have been dominating politics ever since and women are underrepresented in the political decision-making, which presents a democratic deficit. FES London and the Institute for Policy Research (IPPR) have launched a report that discusses gender balance in regional and local governments in the UK and Germany.

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The Big Challenge: Reimagining the Existing Economic Model

London, 22 April 2017: FES London and the Fabian Women’s Network hosted a conference on how to rethink the current economic model, bringing together a wide range of experts, policy-makers, and the interested public to discuss the challenges and opportunities our economies face today. Lifting female voices, which are often overheard, particularly in economic debates, the conference saw over 20 female speakers share their take on a wide range of issues with the engaged audience.

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Identity Politics - Overcoming Restraints of the Left

London, 16th March 2017: Heimat was a key concept used by Norbert Hofer and his campaign team in the presidential election in Austria. In doing so he utilised a tactic common amongst populists today of tapping into a sense of identity and using terms such as patriotism for their own good. The progressive left is too restrained to claim back this territory and seems reluctant to offer an alternative concept. Parties on the left, claiming to be catch-all-parties, lack a unifying narrative on identity.

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Future of Work - The Trade Union Perspective

London, 16th March 2017: The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London in collaboration with the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) invited trade union and business representatives as well as policy-makers to discuss the future of work in an advanced technological environment.

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A New Economy: "Inclusivity in Action"

London, 14th March 2017: With the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union and the EU’s single market, Britain’s economy will change even faster in the next years. The importance of an inclusive economy has been stressed before and it is still an important topic of debate. FES London in cooperation with the Fabian Women’s Network organized a roundtable discussion which brought together experts from policy-making, business, think tanks and academia to discuss this subject, with a particular focus on inequality and the underrepresentation of certain groups in society within our economies.

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