People's Global Action

A Conference on Migration, Development, and Human Rights


July 3rd & 4th, Hiroshimastr 28, 10785

Berlin, Germany

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Global Coalition on Migration

Global Coalition on Migration

The Global Coalition on Migration (GCM) represents a vital space where its members can collectively chart the best methods, strategies and tools to take action together. GCM members comprise regional and international networks of migrant associations, migrants rights organizations and advocates, trade unions, faith groups and academia, covering every region around the world. The concept of the GCM was born out of the collaborations of its initial member organizations around the Global Forum on Migration (GFMD) and the corresponding People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA) processes.  The GCM is currently active in providing civil society input to the proposed Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration, that will be negotiated over the next two years. Migration is the topic of intense attention and government focus in the current political climate.  The GCM responds to the need for a strong presence, collective voice, and unified vision to advocate for the best possible global governance and policy-making around migration. For ongoing updates on GCM work on the Global Compact, click here. The GCM was formally launched on 3 December 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland, and its International Secretariat is hosted by Alianza Americas. Contact the GCM International Secretariat by email at info@gcmigration.org.

Global Coalition on Migration
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

 
 

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President.

The work of our political foundation focuses on the core ideas and values of social democracy – freedom, justice and solidarity. This connects us to social democracy and free trade unions. As a non-profit institution, we organise our work autonomously and independently.

Our goals

We promote
  • a free society, based on the values of solidarity, which offers all its citizens the same opportunities to participate on political, economic, social and cultural levels, regardless of their origin, sex or religion
  • a lively and strong democracy; sustainable economic growth with decent work for all
  • a welfare state that provides more education and improved healthcare, but at the same time combats poverty and provides protection against the challenges that life throws at citizens
  • a country that is responsible for peace and social progress in Europe and in the world.

What we do

We support and strengthen social democracy in particular by means of:

  • Political educational work to strengthen the civil society. Our political education programs in Germany motivate, enable, inform and qualify citizens to successfully engage in political, trade union and civil spheres. We improve citizens’ participation in social discussions and decision-making processes.
  • Think Tanks: We develop strategies on the core issues of economic, social and educational policies as well as on key issues that advance democracy. At the crossroad where think tanks, academia and political practitioners meet, we create a public discourse for a just and sustainable economic and social order on a national, European and worldwide level
  • International cooperation: With our international network of offices in more than 100 countries, we support a policy for peaceful cooperation and human rights, promote the establishment and consolidation of democratic, social and constitutional structures and are pioneers for free trade unions and a strong civil society. We are actively involved in promoting a social, democratic and competitive Europe in the European integration process.
  • Support for talented young people with scholarship programs, in particular for students and doctoral candidates from low-income families or with a migrant background. This is our contribution to increasing educational democracy.
  • The collective memory of social democracy: Our archive, library and contemporary history projects keep the historical roots of social democracy and the trade unions alive and provide support for sociopolitical and historical research.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

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