Regional Activities

Regional Dialogue Southeast Europe

After more than two decades of engagement in southeastern Europe, the FES recognizes that the challenges and problems still facing this region can best be resolved through a shared regional framework. Our commitment to advancing our core interests in democratic consolidation, social and economic justice and peace through regional cooperation, has since 2015 been strengthened by establishing an infrastructure to coordinate the FES' regional work out of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Regional Dialogue Southeast Europe (Dialogue SOE).

Dialogue SOE provides analysis of shared challenges in the region and develops suitable regional programs and activities in cooperation with the respective FES offices. Our work is conducted in close cooperation with colleagues and partners across the region. Activities are jointly implemented and overseen by either an FES office or Dialogue SOE. Our regional initiatives are advanced through three broad working lines:

Our website provides information about individual projects within each of these working lines, past events, and future initiatives.

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Labour Relations and Social Dialogue

The FES Regional Project on Labour Relations and Social Dialogue for Central Eastern and Southeast Europe is based in Bratislava, with field offices in Belgrade and Warsaw.

Since the 2000s and even more so after the global financial and economic crisis of 2008, we have witnessed a fundamental weakening of Europe’s social dimension. In most countries of the region we can observe similar trends: a reduction of the welfare state, a decline of collective bargaining coverage rate, an increase in precarious working conditions and attacks on trade union rights. As a result, the convergence of social standards, wages and eventually the living conditions between richer and poorer countries in the European Union and its neighborhood is stagnating or even relapsing.

In response to these challenges, our project supports the enhancement of trade union capacities and knowledge about the European social dimension, the fostering of networks between trade unions in the region and Germany, the development of trade union organizing strategies in different sectors, and the promotion of the participation of young trade union members.

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Latest News and Events

31.07.2020 | Event

Series 2: Stories of families with social assistance

This series covers families with social assistance in Kosovo. These families have been selected in cooperation with Social services and Red Cross…


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15.07.2020 | Event

KOSOVA WE WANT STATEMENT ON ANTI - COVID-19 MEASURES IN KOSOVA

The members of the Kosovo we Want platform, have reflected upon the situation and management of the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore they are publically…


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01.07.2020 | Event

Call for Applications - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Dialogue Southeast Europe


19.06.2020 | Event

Kosovan Stories during the Pandemics COVID 19

The Kosovan Stories during the pandemics COVID 2019 is a project co-financed by Kosova Press and Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Kosovë that aims to…


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15.06.2020 | Event

DEMOCRACY AND THE STATE OF EMERGENCY - Responses to the Corona Crisis in the Western Balkans

While the anti-Corona measures are being relaxed in most countries, five countries of the region are preparing for elections. Tensions in the…


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09.06.2020 | Event

Why early education is important?

To mark International Children's Day, FES Kosovo supported a research analysis on the current stand of early education in Kosovo, and why effective…


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04.06.2020 | Event

Empowering citizens through education in Kosovo

When education is hit by a pandemic, how is social justice and active citizenship affected? Dukagjin Pupovci, the Executive Director of the Kosova…


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27.05.2020 | Event

“Waiting the Decision from the Constitutional Court”

Author of the Editorial: Ehat Miftaraj, Executive Director, Kosovo Law Institute (KLI)


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22.05.2020 | Event

The Right of Citizens to Democratic Protests in Emergency Circumstances and Tightened Measures

Author of the Editorial: Visar Rushiti


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20.05.2020 | Event

Democracy, Pandemic and the Impact on the Economy

Author of the Editorial: Saxhide Mustafa, Riinvest


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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
Kosovo

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10000 Prishtina
Republic of Kosovo

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info(at)fes-kosovo.org

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