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Fighting every crisis. Climate action in Eastern partnership countries in times of pandemic.

The second part of the online conference «Climate Dialogue Across Sectors in the Eastern Partnership Countries” was held on 25 and 26 of May, bringing together governments, civil society and experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, and EU countries, to find better ways of increasing climate ambition during these difficult COVID pandemic times.

2020 is a crucial year when governments need to revise their climate targets, so humanity can stay on 1.5 degrees...


Climate Dialogue Across Sectors in the Eastern Partnership Countries

On April 27-28 the first international online conference on cross-sectoral dialogue on raising ambitions of national climate policies in the Eastern Partnership region was held online. After the initially planned event in Kyiv became impossible due to COVID-19, organizers (Regional Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation "Dialogue Eastern Europe", the International Climate Network, the NGO Ecodia, and BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany)) switched to a digital format, that was attended by almost...


Too Little, Too Slow? Workers’ Rights in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have committed themselves to minimum social standards – particularly in the field of labor legislation – through their Association Agreements (AA) with the EU. For several reasons, however, the implementation in this field falls significantly short. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung brought together civil society and trade union representatives, experts and academics from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to discuss the most pressing issues regarding employment conditions. The...


Journalists for Change – the Social Dimension of Environmental Challenges

From 10th to 14th November, our second journalist workshop “Journalists for Change – The Social Dimension of Environmental Challenges” took place in Lviv. 14 journalists from the EaP countries and Russia discussed environmental issues and were provided with strategies on how best to report on them. The workshop, like the first one in Odessa, also served as a platform for the participants to share their ideas and experiences in the field of social and environmental journalism.

On the first day,...


Eighth Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy: Gender Equality in Modern Societies

This year’s second academy for social democracy took place from 22nd to 28th September in Berlin and surroundings and tackled the issue of gender (in)equality in politics and society in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, Russia and Germany.

The academy started with a guided tour through political Berlin. In the afternoon, the participants took part in the roundtable discussion “Germany and the Eastern Partnership after Ten Years”, hosted by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in cooperation with...


Journalists for Change – Putting Social Issues on the Front Page

The first seminar organized by the Regional Office Dialogue Eastern Europe with an exclusive focus on journalism took place in Odessa from the 23rd to the 27th of July 2019.


7th Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy: sustainable urban development in post-soviet cities

The first academy for social democracy of this year “Sustainable urban development in post-soviet cities: facing environmental challenges and social transformation”, and the overall 7th edition of the academy took place from the 19th to the 25th of May in St. Petersburg



The international seminar “Innovations in Public Administration - Engagement through Civic Activism” was organized by the Professional Government Association with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Regional Office "Dialogue Eastern Europe" and took place in Kyiv from 20th March until 23rd March.


6th Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy. Challenges to peace and security order in Eastern Europe

From 25th till 30th of November 2018 the sixth edition of the Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy is taking place in Austria (Vienna and Region)


The Impact of Digitalization and Automation on Labor Markets

From October, 16th till October, 21st an autumn school on “The Impact of Digitalization and Automatization on Labor Markets: Challenges and Opportunities for EaP countries” took place in Odessa, Ukraine.


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