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The Green European Foundation is a European-level political foundation whose mission is to contribute to a lively European sphere of debate and to foster greater involvement by citizens in European politics. GEF strives to mainstream discussions on European policies and politics both within and beyond the Green political family. The foundation acts as a laboratory for new ideas, offers cross-border political education and a platform for cooperation and exchange at the European level.

 

Green European Journal

Volume 16
"Talk of the Town – Exploring the City in Europe"

‘Talk of the Town’ is the 16th edition of the Green European journal, which focuses on cities and their significance across Europe and beyond, both as the site of key transformations and new dynamics, but also as political actors in their own right.

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Since its inception in 2008, GEF has worked on a number of projects across Europe, on many occasions with the support of Green political foundations at national level. Such projects are based on three pillars: study and debate (for example publishing studies and reports, such as the recent analysis of national renewable energy action plans), education and training (for example holding transnational training seminars) and networking Green europe (providing a platform for national Green foundations to cooperate). GEF will continue to expand its work in 2011 in a range of areas. These include a publication on the rise of populism in Europe, the launch of a website on the Green New Deal and further support to build capacity among citizens interested in Green ideas in Europe.
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GEF - Green European Foundation18/02/2018 at 11:44am
SUNDAY READ: Democracy like we know it today seems to be overdue for a profound upgrade. How can we reverse the erosion? Will parliament survive the digital era?

This trend paper was brought to you by GEF in cooperation with Oikos - Denktank voor Sociaal-Ecologische Verandering
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared their video.16/02/2018 at 11:23am
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more educational video material like this one: www.youtube.com/c/GreenEuropeanFoundation
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Do you know how European laws are made and what impact they have on your everyday life? This video is a part of the Impact Europe online course curriculum, and explains just that! Want to learn more? sign up for free at www.gef-learning.eu
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared European Greens's photo.14/02/2018 at 11:08am
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GEF - Green European Foundation13/02/2018 at 10:29am
💷Economic growth in the UK is directed to where the economy is already strongest. This is further skewing who benefits, with inequality growing across the country.

➡️Download our new paper written in cooperation with Greenhouse Think Tank.
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared Greens/EFA in the European Parliament's video.12/02/2018 at 11:44am
A few weeks ago protests erupted in Bulgaria against a new draft management plan for the Pirin National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, which increases 12.5-fold the area allowed for construction in Pirin and opens more than 60% of the territory of the park for logging.
#SavePirin
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Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
"You are standing up for your rights. And the rights of all Europeans!" Our co-president Ska Keller joined demonstrators in Sofia, Bulgaria, to protest against the commercialisation of Pirin National Park, a UNESCO heritage site. #SavePirin
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GEF - Green European Foundation09/02/2018 at 10:30am
🔥 New publication alert : 'Change Policy Not Climate' is a compilation of stories from the Balkans towards transformation of the economy towards environmental, low-carbon and energy-efficient production along with increasing prosperity and equity in society.

Available for free download.
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared Green European Journal's post.07/02/2018 at 12:30pm
MUST READ: Today the members of the European Parliament are voting on #TransnationalLists. Green European Journal explains what this would mean for the European democracy.

➡️ bit.ly/Constituent-Assembly
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared Greens/EFA in the European Parliament's video.06/02/2018 at 3:49pm
Lately, there's been a lot of buzz around the so-called transnational lists for the European elections. Do you know what it is and why some European political families are campaigning for it?
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Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
Have you heard about the so-called transnational lists for the European elections? Currently, while MEPs represent all EU citizens, they campaign at national level, often on national issues and are ultimately politically accountable to national voters. With the transnational lists, on election day, each citizen would have two votes: one vote for the party they prefer at national level, and one vote for a European list. Transnational lists would create a common constituency, made up of the entire European Union. A common constituency would push European political families to build truly European projects and take into account the needs and situations of all citizens, not just the voters in their country. On Wednesday, the European Parliament will have to vote on this idea. Check out this video and article: http://bit.ly/2E5Wrp0 What do you think?
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GEF - Green European Foundation06/02/2018 at 10:19am
GEF is developing online courses as tools for political education. With this publication, we want to share our experience.

The structure of the guide follows the entire process of developing an online course – preparation, production, testing, launch and follow up.
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GEF - Green European Foundation05/02/2018 at 10:50am
"The latest edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index records the worst decline in global democracy in years. Not a single region recorded an improvement in its average score since 2016."

Our publication might offer some answers to the 'Why' question. Have a look: http://gef.eu/publication/european-patient-diagnosis-eus-maladies
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GEF - Green European Foundation02/02/2018 at 10:22am
Now that the Article 50 is invoked and UK is set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, we become increasingly keen on understanding the impacts of #Brexit on environmental and economic policies both in the UK and in the rest of Europe.

Here's our publication, which explores this and far more:
http://gef.eu/publication/impact-brexit-green-transition-europe
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GEF - Green European Foundation01/02/2018 at 10:55am
We spread Green ideas across Europe. Follow us!

Newsletter: www.gef.eu
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GEF_Europe
Instagram: www.instagram.com/gef_europe
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GEF - Green European Foundation31/01/2018 at 10:02am
MUST READ: Freedom and Security publication suggests that the transformation into a socioecological society is inevitable and argues for the realisation of a societal project that strives for equal freedom for all people to flourish in security, within the boundaries of the planet.

NOW IN FRENCH
http://gef.eu/publication/freedom-security
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared Federation of Young European Greens - FYEG's video.30/01/2018 at 9:57am
We are proud to present this short film featuring 6 young green activists, talking about borders, migration, solidarity and youth activism.
🎬The film was made in cooperation with Federation of Young European Greens - FYEG
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#InternationalMigrantsDay While others keep talking about integration, we make it happen. 💚 Where others build walls, we build bridges. In summer 2017, we brought together activists, refugees and migrants for two weeks of sharing, exchanging and discussing on how to build together a Europe of solidarity. On the International Migrants Day, what we wish are more movements, political organisations and groups, which would be inclusive of migrants and refugees and lead by migrants and refugees. Day by day, our activists and friends, “old” Europeans and new, work hard to make FYEG one of those movements. Do you want to be part of the story? Check out this video by our partners from the GEF - Green European Foundation and share with your friends!
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GEF - Green European Foundation29/01/2018 at 11:16am
What are the constraints against and prospects towards the implementation of the Basic Income in Greece? Read our report online.

#basicincome #Greece
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared Green European Journal's post.28/01/2018 at 12:26pm
Read the last piece of the Gender in Focus series.
http://bit.ly/technology-inequality
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared European Greens's post.27/01/2018 at 1:05pm
Never forget.
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GEF - Green European Foundation shared Green European Journal's post.26/01/2018 at 12:22pm
♀️Gender in Focus♀️series is featuring an article by a member of the GEF board Natalie Bennett. http://bit.ly/gendered-austerity

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09/02/2018 at 7:35am
🔥 New publication alert : 'Change Policy Not #Climate' is a compilation of stories from the #Balkans towards transformation of the #economy towards environmental, low-carbon production along with increasing prosperity and equality in #society. https://t.co/fKEZ8bPmCc https://t.co/GckQVJVIVq GEF_Europe photo
06/02/2018 at 7:21am
GEF is developing online courses as tools for political #education. With this #publication, we want to share our experience.

The structure of the guide contains chapters on preparation, production, testing, launch and follow up.
https://t.co/CNoze9jqvm
02/02/2018 at 7:29am
Now that the #Article50 is invoked and #UK is set to leave the #EU on 29/03/2019, we become increasingly keen on understanding the impacts of #Brexit on environmental and economic policies both in the UK and Europe.

Here's our publication: https://t.co/e4U0NVD30J https://t.co/gEayLc1Mp6
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31/01/2018 at 7:06am
MUST READ: Freedom and #Security publication talks on transformation into a socioecological #society. Now available in French.
https://t.co/zjO0jksl4k https://t.co/aW8kcan8QX
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