Influential European civil society organizations have sent an open letter to EC President Jean –Claude Juncker and leaders of EU institutions, proposing their sixth scenario vision of European development towards 2030.
CEE Network for Gender Issues is one of the signatories focusing on social policy and gender equality for sustainable development. The signatories who are a diverse set of actors that make up the Transition Movement, invite European state and non-state actors, to ‘rethink Europe’ in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, building on the working paper they prepared on “Transforming Our Europe”, inspired by the UN Agenda 2030 Transforming Our World.
“Transforming Our Europe” presents a new narrative of an ‘ambitious Europe’ which puts the EU in a position of global leadership prepared to lead the re-orientation of globalization and the effective implementation of the UNSDG 2030 Agenda. The European Union’s commitment to fighting climate change can only be achieved within the context of the SDG framework to be able to fully implement the Paris agreement. Sustainable development is not a fortunate byproduct of climate action; it is its organizing principle. The paper includes proposals for EU governance to better serve its citizens so that no one should be left behind.
Read article: Leida Rijnhout and Paul de Clerck | Friends of the Earth Europe
(DISCLAIMER: All opinions in this column reflect the views of the author(s))
In the organization of CEE Gender Network, PES Women and Ženski forum Socialnih demokratov on the 16th and 17th June this year in Ljubljana will be held a conference “Women’s rights on the far left – Refocusing gender equality in the Balkan and the EU” with prominent speakers from all over the world.
The Central and Eastern European Network for Gender Issues (also known as CEE Gender Network) is launching a special issue of our Newsletter with corresponding reference material and contributions from some of the participants for 2016 Korčula School.
The fifth in a row Korčula School think tank on Gender Equality will take place in Korcula on the 27th and 28th of August 2016. The topic this year is the refugee and migrant crisis through a gender lens.
Newsletter “Progressive Men and Women on the Move for Gender Equality” August 2016
You can also follow us on our social media:
Facebook: CEE Gender Network
We hope you will find the Newsletter useful and we encourage your contributions, comments and references.
CEE Network for Gender Issues team
The views and opinions expressed in the newsletter are those of the authors and do not
necessarily reflect the official position of the CEE Network for Gender Issues (also known as CEE Gender Network).