International Symposium: Labor Movements in the Middle East and North Africa
The current unstable political situation in the Middle East and North Africa makes it difficult for trade unions in these regions to interact freely and regularly with each other. As part of a JILAF invitation program for trade unionists from these regions, this symposium intended to deepen mutual understanding and to exchange views on the problems they are currently facing.
International Symposium "The Contribution of Civil Society to Historical Reconciliation in Europe – Opportunities for a Fresh Look at East Asia’s Politics of History"
In this symposium, we discuss what “transnational non-state actors”, which at times collaborate and at others compete with governments, can do to overcome the burden of the past and promote reconciliation.
Expert Workshop "Nursing Care Insurance and Guardianship Law – Problematic Areas and Reform Approaches in Germany and Japan"
The accelerating aging of the populations of Japan and Germany has led to an increasing demand for eldery care. Both countries have introduced care insurance in the 1990s, but the need for reform has become evident in recent years. Expert discuss the future of elderly care in aging societies.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.