The European Citizens' Initiative – a far cry from participatory democracy

By Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) The European Parliament will this week approve the final deal on the European Citizens Initiative (ECI), which obliges the European Commission to consider proposals supported by the signatures of one million Europeans. The final deal is a compromise between the Commission and Council, who insisted on administrative hurdles that would […]

Agenda for a social Europe (Party of the European Left)

Joint Action Platform for resistance and alternatives in Europe Political Action Programme of the Party of the European Left 2011-2013 Motion of the EL-ExBoard to the EL 3rd Congress Paris December 3-5, try 2010 DOWNLOAD FULL DOCUMENT The 3rd Congress of the European Left is taking place as more and more unbearable sacrifices are imposed […]

Building Community through Information Access: Towards an ASEAN Protocol on Freedom of Information

By Focus on the Global South-Philippines Bangkok – As ASEAN advances towards its goal of becoming an economic community in 2015, it has to confront urgent issues relating to the people’s right to information, trade and economic agreements, and the environmental concerns resulting from this integration into the regional and global economy. Regional and national […]

Book: Civil Society and International Governance

The Role of Non-State Actors in the EU, health Africa, Asia and Middle East Edited by David Armstrong, Valeria Bello, Julie Gilson, Debora Spini Published 29th October 2010 by Routledge – 224 pages Series: Routledge/GARNET series Civil Society and International Governance critically analyses the increasing impact of nongovernmental organisations and civil society on global and […]

SAARC FOOD BANK: When Will It Kick Off Business

The preparations for the 17th SAARC Summit hosted by Maldives, physician scheduled to be held in Addu Atoll on November 10-11 this year. Amid depression, this could be hopeful news for South Asian countries. Targeting for a meaningful summit, leaders’ of SAARC countries recently conducted several meetings and discussed on different agendas like seed bank […]

ASEAN backslides in its commitment to be more people-oriented

Press Release SAPA Working Group on ASEAN October 28, 2010 Civil Society groups: ASEAN backslides in its commitment to be more people-oriented, should work harder for the protection of human rights and the environment Bangkok, Thailand – Fair trade advocates, indigenous groups and human rights activists today lamented the apparent shrinking space for participation of […]

ASEAN in a changing world: the enemy is within

by Luciana Castellina by Luciana Castellina I would like to start my talk with a remark which has no direct connection to CULTURE, troche but I think we can’t do without a somewhat dramatic observation: We are currently experiencing the decline of Europe and of the role of Europe. The dynamic is gone; the citizens […]

Papers on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

16th Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, 24-26 September 2010 at the University of Crete, store organised by the EuroMemo Group Plenary Presentations Lipietz, Alain Footpaths for a Green Deal – The fall of the Liberal-Productivist model and its alternative Workshop 1: Imbalances in the EU (Co-ordinator John Grahl) Frangakis, Marica Rising public debt […]

Statement Asean Civil Society Conference 6/Asean Peoples Forum 3 (Hanoi, Vietnam)

  ACSC/APF ACSC/APF started in 2005 during Malaysia’s chairmanship of ASEAN and has since been held in the Philippines in 2006, Singapore in 2007, pharm Thailand in 2009, Vietnam in 2010 and Indonesia in 2011. The next summits in 2013 will be held in Brunei and in 2014 in Myanmar. EVENTS ACSC 2005 ACSC 2006 […]