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150+ experts call on Paris Summit leaders to redirect trillions from fossils, debt, and the 1%

On June 22-23, France and other government leaders are holding a “Summit for a New Global Financial Pact” in Paris, with a goal to “build a new contract between the countries of the North and the South to address climate change and the global crisis.”  150+ economists and experts, including eco-union's president Jérémie Fosse, have sent an open letter calling…
eco-union
23 June, 2023
Governance and PoliciesPress release

More than 400 organizations demand post-growth policies in the EU

Today, May 15, a historic three-day conference entitled Beyond Growth 2023 begins in Brussels. The event, organized by the European Parliament with the support of more than 30 European organizations, aims to challenge conventional European Union policies and redefine societal goals, putting into practice the idea of a post-growth EU, adapted to a future that combines social welfare and viable…
eco-union
15 May, 2023
Governance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Inclusive citizenship in a world in transformation

A new EU-funded research project On 6th and 7th of March 2023 eco-union is in Lisboa attending the kick-off meeting of the new EU-funded project INCITE-DEM. The project aims at enhancing inclusive participation and civic engagement, while expanding democratic innovation and dynamic feedback mechanisms between citizens and institutional actors in Europe. Based on high quality research, the project will experiment…
eco-union
7 March, 2023
Governance and PoliciesGreen TransitionPress release

Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

An ambitious presidency for a resilient Europe eco-union, together with other environmental organisations, has produced a position paper calling on the Spanish government to set an agenda that meets the urgent needs of decarbonisation during its term in the Presidency of the EU Council. The Fit for 55 package gives us the opportunity to put the European Union at the…
eco-union
23 December, 2022
Governance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsSustainable Development

EU’s economic rules must allow for the necessary spending on people and climate

We need a quantum leap in EU economic and fiscal governance for a future-fit economy Towards the end of October, the Commission will present a proposal for a revised economic policy, including rules on how governments can borrow and spend on social and environmental causes. Ahead of the publication, 180 unions, civil society, think tanks and academics have come together…
eco-union
17 October, 2022
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesNews

Call for a bold and transformative Social Climate Fund

A coalition of 38 NGOs, trade unions and renewable energy producers —including eco-union— are calling for a bigger Social Climate Fund to help low-income households in the climate transition. Europe is in the grip of energy price and energy security crises. Households are facing soaring energy bills and fear the coming winter, or simply cannot afford fuel to heat their homes.…
eco-union
11 October, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNewsNotes de premsaPress releaseSustainable Mobility

Travel industry and civil society calling to shift to rail

European actors of the rail and travel sector, rail industry, civil society and passengers associations call on European Institutions and Member states to take bold actions now to achieve a climate-friendly transport system by 2030. Their call was presented at the Connecting Europe Days in Lyon, by Europe on Rail on the Panel “Boosting Passenger Rail Transport” (15:00h-16:30h CET).  “The…
eco-union
1 July, 2022
Ecological transitionGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Choosing the right path at this turning point in history

Civil society call for solidarity and a strong commitment to the ecological and social transition for resilience, energy independence and peace. The European Environmental Bureau, SDG Watch Europe, the European Youth Movement and Solidar, together with eco-union and other European civil society networks and organisations, ask that decision-makers across the EU recognise the fundamental need to work together as never…
eco-union
25 April, 2022
Governance and PoliciesGreen Economy

Manifesto for a green, just and democratic european economy

Eco-union and 272 other civil society organisations, think tanks, trade unions and employers supported by academics from across the European Union have come together to call for fundamental reform of the EU’s fiscal rules. Governments have the responsibility to steer the way to operate a socially just green transition. The aim of economic policy across Europe must not be to…
eco-union
15 March, 2022