The future of Europe-Africa relations - stagnation or innovation?

Date and time: 11 Feb, 18:00 - 20:00

What could the role of the EU be in a rapidly changing global order with increasing trends towards anti-multilateralism? How to build a stronger political Europe-Africa partnership beyond the North-South aid relationship of the past? How to stimulate more inclusive policies that can tackle the growing inequalities and frustrations of the younger generations? Welcome to a seminar with Geert Laporte, Deputy Director of the European Center for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Brussels.

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January 14, 2019, English, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Agenda 2030 - how do we move forward?

Date and time: 29 Jan, 18:00 - 19:30

On 11 March, the Agenda 2030 delegation will submit proposals to the Government for further implementation, thereby concluding its mandate. So where do we stand today? How does the delegation view the continued work of implementing Agenda 2030? Does the delegation have a role in the future? Katarina Sundberg, Secretary General of the Agenda 2030 delegation, will visit FUF on 29 January.

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January 11, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Digitization and gender equality

Date and time: 21 Jan, 18:30 - 20:00

In our globalized world, modern communication technology is playing an increasing role and is now an essential part of our daily lives. But how can it be used to achieve global equality together? How can the role of women be strengthened with the help of digital tools? On the theme of digitalisation and gender equality, we invite you to an armchair conversation with Katja Sarajeva from the organization SPIDER.

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January 11, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Western Sahara - from a youth perspective

Photo: Råfilm and Equipe Media

Date and time: 15 Nov, 18:00 - 19:30

Western Sahara is the last colony in Africa, occupied by the neighboring country of Morocco since 1975. Young Sahrawis who have grown up in the refugee camps and the occupied area are starting to lose patience and faith in a peaceful solution to the conflict. During this seminar you will meet Ahmed Ettanji, a young Sahrawi and a journalist, who will tell us about the lack of democracy and human rights, and we will hear about the conflict from a youth perspective.

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November 5, 2018, English, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Climate countdown - get up to speed on the upcoming climate negotiations

Date and time: 12 Nov, 15:30 - 17:00

Flooding, storms, heat waves and a fast melting Arctic. Every other week alarming reports from scientists point out that the world is not doing enough to limit emissions and global warming. In December 2018, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will take place in Katowice, Poland, to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement. Join us for a seminar on international climate negotiations and the upcoming COP24!

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November 1, 2018, English, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Ethiopia at a turning point

Date and time: 8 Nov, 18:00 - 19:30

After years of authoritarian rule and oppression, Ethiopia seems to have reached a turning point after the appointment of its new Prime Minister Abiye Ahmed in April 2018. Thousands of political prisoners have been released, previously banned opposition groups living abroad have been invited back, and several far-reaching reforms are being introduced. Is this the beginning of a new era?

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October 24, 2018, English, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Lost generation? - The consequences of the Syrian war for children and young people

Photo: Plan International Sweden

Date and time: 30 Oct, 18:00 - 19:30

The conflict in Syria is in its eighth year, and at the beginning of 2018, an estimated 6 million children were on the run within or outside the country's borders. An entire generation has grown up in war. How are they and their future affected? What access do they have to rights such as schooling, food and water? And how much of the humanitarian aid goes to children and young people?

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October 19, 2018, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

The environment of lasting peace

Date and time: 25 Oct, 15:00 - 16:30

There are many challenges to sustaining peace in post-war countries, and sustainable peaceis more than absence of war. To build sustainable peace is to promote conditions where peace can prosper. Today, that means dealing with environmental challenges - such as climate change and exploitation of natural resources - as well as social and political issues. Welcome to a seminar that will explore challenges to building sustainable peace after a violent conflict, zooming in on environmental issues and the ongoing peace process in Colombia.

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October 4, 2018, English, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

International Girls' Day: Teenage girls on the run - time to act

Photo: Plan International

Date and time: 11 Oct, 15:00 - 16:30

Teenage girls are often one of the most vulnerable groups in crisis situations. The risk of being exposed to violence, sexual abuse and child marriage increases when everyday life collapses. At the same time, we see how these girls' needs fall between the cracks - they are neither children nor adults and relief efforts based on what the girls want and need are rarely prioritized. Plan International and FUF pay attention to International Girls' Day with a seminar on teenage girls in crisis and conflict.

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September 24, 2018, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast