Socio-Ecological Transformation in SEE

The FES Dialogue Southeast Europe aims to address social challenges in climate and energy policy in the region. Climate change represents perhaps the biggest social challenge of the 21st century, as the issue is closely related to a good quality of life for all and a sustainable transformation of energy production. Social issues and ecological concerns are deeply interconnected. The FES globally advocates for a wide-reaching socio-ecological transformation, which would enable a higher quality of life for all while respecting the limitations of our planet's resources.

Our activities intend to contribute to a social-democratic understanding of climate and energy policies along these lines, through different levels of engagement. Together with its partners throughout the region, the FES intends to strengthen the notion of crucial social challenges and raise awareness for the need of sustainable and just energy and climate policies.

Engaging political parties, trade unions and activists in socio-ecological transformation of the Western Balkans

Energy transition is a complex, time consuming yet also pressing issue of our time. It can be even more difficult if we are not familiar with the structure of this process, and what it actually entails. The "Engaging political parties, trade unions and activists in socio-ecological transformation in the Western Balkans" aims to transfer knowledge, skills, and methodology often used for making energy transition and climate change policies, all while forging new networks of people sharing the socio-democratic values.

We aim to work with  progressive political party members, members of energy-intensive industries trade unions, and grass-roots activists. In the end, these participants can be more prepared to argue for socially just energy transition and actively participate in the policymaking process. Through a series of brief online lectures, interactive workshops, trainings, and debates, the study will describe how polices are made, what are the rationales behind them as well as how different actors and factors shape them.

For more information about the study, and how to participate, please refer to the concept note.



Live Stream: Far-right international in Southeast Europe

We would like to invite you to attend the live stream session on Far-right international in Southeast Europe – How it ruins democracy and supports the rise of authoritarianism on upcoming Monday, November 30th from 17:30. The live-stream will be hosted on our Facebook page.




Human Rights Award 2020 Berlin

On 16th November, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung hosted the Human Rights Award 2020 ceremony in Berlin. This year's award was given to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Zaev, for his personal commitment to the conclusion of the Prespa Agreement and his efforts towards a European future and a free and open society.



Live streaming: Human Rights Award Ceremony 2020

We hereby invite you to attend the online streaming of the Human Rights Award 2020 ceremony that will be held next Monday, 16th of November in Berlin from 4-5:30 pm CET. Unfortunatelly, due to existing circumstances the number of in person attendees at the ceremony will be limited, however we would still like to share this moment with You virtually.



Climate action. Socially. Just. A manual of arguments for a fair and ecological society

There are some issues which, despite their exceptionally complex and challenging nature, we have

ample evidence to suggest are entirely solvable and, what is more, solving them would immediately change our lives for the better. Climate policy is one such issue, and with this manual of arguments, we seek to contribute to the common effort to meet this challenge.


Instrumenti zelene tranzicije: održivi razvoj, cirkularna, bioekonomija i kreativna ekonomija

Cirkularna je ekonomija implementacija koncepta održivog razvoja u području gospodarstva, odnosno konkretizacija ideje održive ekonomije. Hrvatska je u području implementacije koncepta cirkularne ekonomije na začelju Europske unije.



Jobwende: Effects of the Energiewende on Work and Employment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that greenhouse gas emissions will have to be reduced to zero by 2050 at the latest if global warming is to be limited to 1.5 °C. If we fail to achieve that objective, we risk setting in motion mechanisms whose consequences are almost impossible to predict – and today still appear abstract and unreal. The current scientific consensus suggests that the effects will far exceed the increase in extreme weather events already observed. We face the irredeemable destruction of entire ecosystems, and with them the livelihoods of whole societies.


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