Partners

The Global Progressive Forum has established throughout the years a number of strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. The inclusiveness of GPF action is ensured thanks to enhanced interaction with political, trade union, civil society, academia and youth actors.

Introduction

Five organizations, Solidar, ITUC, ETUC, Social Alert International and the Global Progressive Forum, launched the Decent Work, Decent Life campaign at the World Social Forum in Nairobi in January 2007 and have since then worked jointly to promote decent work for decent life as a solution to poverty. The Campaign targets young people, trade union activists, NGOs and decision makers in developed and developing countries. The Campaign’s objectives focus on building awareness on the question of Decent work and on promoting Decent work as the only sustainable way out of poverty, democracy and social cohesion.

The Socialist Group in the European Parliament represent an important part of an elected voice of the European Union. Its MEPs put everyday’s concern on top of the agenda, ranging from sharing prosperity in a social Europe to more better jobs, managing migration and pursuing social integration.

The Socialist International is the worldwide organisation of social democratic, socialist and labour parties. It currently brings together 170 political parties and organisations from all continents. The Socialist International works intensely throughout the year to strengthen and expand social democracy in the world, including through the activities of its thematic and regional Committees, the SI Commission for a Sustainable World Society and the SI Commission on Global Financial Issues.

FEPS is the new European progressive foundation. Close to the Party of European Socialists (PES) but nevertheless independent, FEPS embodies a new way of thinking on the social democratic, socialist and labour European scene. Socialist and progressive ideas are needed to tackle today's issues to create a better society. FEPS establishes an intellectual crossroad between social democracy and the European project, putting fresh thinking at the core of its action, which will be divided into the following axes: debate, reflection, training and communication.

The PES’s first aim is to coordinate all social democrats parties all across Europe. It is made of 33 leftist political parties from the 27 members’ states. It is politically represented in the directly elected European Parliament, at governmental level in the European Council and Council of Ministers, and in the Committee of the Regions. The European Commission – although an independent, collegiate body – also numbers several members from PES parties amongst its commissioners.

SOLIDAR is a European network of NGOs and labour movement organisations whose vision is that all people should be able to live in dignity. SOLIDAR promotes the principles of solidarity, equality and social justice in the areas of social affairs, international cooperation and education.