Events

Current Events

The impacts of digitisation on women in the labour market

London, 7th December 2016: FES London and the Fabian Women’s Network organized a roundtable event to provide insights in the ongoing digitisation debate and explore particularly what women will face by the transformation of the labour markets. The event was bringing together experts from policy-making, business, think tanks and academia.

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Brexit for millennials – How can young people be involved in the politics and process of Brexit?

Birmingham, 5th December 2016: In cooperation with CoVi, the FES London hosted an interactive workshop on the question “What do young people want from Brexit”. Over the forthcoming months and years there will be extensive policy discussions and negotiations to determine what Brexit will look like in practice. A vast majority of young people voted in favour to remain in the European Union. They are now facing a result of the referendum the did not vote for but the impact on their lives will be strongest.

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Consequences of Brexit for European Security and Defence

Berlin, 1st December 2016: FES London in cooperation with RUSI hosted a workshop to discuss the consequences of Brexit for European security and defence. Parliamentarians and experts from the UK and Germany shared their views and insights on what the EU and the UK will lose with a British departure from CSDP and other joint institutions such as Europol.

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“Us vs Them” How the Left wins back ground lost to the populists

London, 6th December 2016: The FES London in cooperation with the International Group of the Fabian Society organised an panel discussion to compare the German and English perspectives on the common challenge of rising political populism. Traditional political parties, particularly centre-left and social democratic parties are significantly affected by this phenomena.

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Immigration and Integration: What can Britain and Germany learn from each other?

London, 16th November 2016: In both Britain and Germany, immigration and integration policy stand at the top of the public’s agenda. Neither country is new to immigration, but both now experience historic highs. High numbers of migrants in the population are now a fact of life, which calls for a longer-term approach for their integration. FES organized in partnership with IPPR the event to reflect on migration and integration policies of the two countries.


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(In)equality in the Digital Society

London, 17th November 2016: The emerging Digital Society, fuelled by technological innovation, automation and digitisation, poses uniquely new opportunities but also challenges that affect both the organisation of welfare states and societies as such. It’s in this context the FES London and the wider FES Network in Germany and across the world are organizing a series of events and publications to discuss the key topics of our Digital Future. In partnership with the New Economics Foundation, the FES London organized a workshop in London to focus on two aspects of this debate, looking for policy solutions to make the digital transformation as inclusive as possible.

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Women in the Economy – The effects of Brexit

London, 16th November 2016: At a time when the UK’s future relationship with the EU remains uncertain, the potential impact of Brexit on women in the UK is a topical issue. The FES London and the Fabian Women’s Network organised a roundtable joined by a group of esteemed experts to discuss what the British exit from the European Union might mean particularly for women and the ways in which politicians and businesses can safeguard women’s interests in the upcoming negotiations.

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The Refugee Crisis: A European Solution

London, 14th September: In cooperation with the International Group of the Fabian Society the FES London held a timely event on one of the most pressing issues in Europe with the title “The refugee crisis: A European solution”.

 

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