Decision-makers and civil society join forces to forge an EU that works for people

Civil society organisations, decision-makers and other stakeholders are gathering in Helsinki, Finland today [16 September] to participate in Social Platform’s second annual ‘Building Social Europe’ Flagship Conference. The Flagship Conference, organised in cooperation with the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, focuses on two central themes: participatory democracy and civil society’s role in the…

Building an Inclusive United Nations with Taiwan on Board

This July, President Tsai Ing-wen of the Republic of China (Taiwan) transited through New York, an icon of diversity and freedom and home to the United Nations, as a preload to her state visit to Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, writes Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu. While meeting with the Permanent Representatives to the UN…

En Marche style ‘Lelo’ movement launches in Georgia

Georgia saw the launch of Lelo, a new public movement, this week writes Gary Cartwright. The movement, which is being likened to Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche initiative, was founded by Mamuka Khazaradze, the founder of Georgia’s leading bank, TBC. The launch took place in Anaklia, Georgia, on Thursday 12 September.  It is expected that this…