"Young Voices from Central Eastern Europe" - How a network of young trade unionists makes politics out of and for the region

The European Union is at a crossroads. The electoral successes of right-wing populist parties in Central East Europe, but also in other member states of the EU, testify to a widespread sense of insecurity, which the populists respond to by the proposed closure of national spaces. However, instead of this pseudo-solution the aim should be to work towards a solidarity-based renewal of the European economic and social regime by strengthening the rights of precarious workers. As young workers are still hit hardest by unemployment, fixed-term contracts, etc., it is clear that the (union) youth must play a crucial role in this transformation.

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In autumn 2013 FES launched a network of young trade unionists from Central East Europe, which meets twice a year to identify cross-border challenges and jointly formulate timely answers to them. The 10th conference of the network is a special jubilee edition that seeks to evaluate the content and results of all recent meetings and prepare them for a forward-looking strategic debate.

Opening by Michael Sommer (FES) and Reiner Hoffmann (DGB), discussion with the presidents of the MOE umbrella unions: Josef Středula (ČMKOS), Jozef Kollár (KOZ SR), Melinda Doszpolyné Mészáros (LIGA), László Kordás (MaSZSZ), András Földiák (SZEF), Erich Foglar (PERC), Jan Guz (OPZZ)

Conference languages: English, Czech / Slovak, German, Hungarian, Polish

 

Event Date: 18.6.2018

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