Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through conflict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power – these are the objectives that drive the ideas and actions of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union will be hosting the VIII Conference on Feminicide: The Duty of Due Diligence to Erradicate Feminicide on Monday, June 1st from 15:00 - 18:30 at the European Parliament and on Tuesday, June 2nd from 9:00 – 12:00 at the European Social Platform.

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Grexit? Grexident? Graccident? Read here Eleni Panagiotarea's contribution to the Böll Lunch debate The Greek Surge against Austerity: A Blessing or a Curse for the Eurozone? (26 March 2015)

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Building Bridges between Civil Society and Party Political Actors in the Western Balkans – The Perspective of Political Foundations

One of the major challenges for consolidating democratic societies in the Western Balkans is to overcome the persisting gap between civil society and party political actors. This ENOP-paper presents case studies and examples of the work of political foundations and underlines the benefits of establishing dialogue between civil society and party political actors.

Democracy & Development

La production et la surconsommation de viande industrielle saccagent la planète.

Montreuil, Bruxelles, le 24 février 2015 – En plein salon de l’Agriculture, les Amis de la Terre Europe et la Fondation Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung publient la version française de « L’Atlas de la viande ». Son constat est sans appel : la production industrielle de viande et de produits laitiers a des effets de plus en plus destructeurs sur les sociétés humaines et l’environnement.

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Arriving at the horizon

The European Union has to revive its alleged climate leadership, build up trust and confidence, and form coalitions in order to make the 2015 Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris a success. Together, the EU and Latin American and Caribbean countries make up almost one third of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. An alliance between Europe and Latin America could revive and lead the negotiations towards a fair and ambitious global climate deal in Paris.

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Newest Event Reports

Euro - Greece

By the end of 2015, will we have a better eurozone and a better Greece or will we have to face a failed eurozone and a failed state?

Fukushima: Four Years Later

This report presents the main arguments that haven been discussed at the Böll Lunch Debateconference 'Fukushima: Four Years Later' (Brussels, March 4 2015).

From Fukushima to Hinkley

This report presents the main arguments that haven been discussed at the conference 'From Fukushima to Hinkley: Dismantling the nuclear argument for a sustainable energy future' (London, March 5 2015).

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Events at hbs Brussels

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The manipulation of reality and what we can do about it
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Screening documentary followed by a debate
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How Can Europe and the United States Make Their Energy Infrastructure Fit for the Future?

Are you interested in supporting our CLIMATE AND ENERGY PROGRAMME and are available from September 2015 onwards for a minimum of 3 months? Then this could be your opportunity to gain insight into the activities of a political foundation. For more information, please read HERE.

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