On the 20th of April 2016, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) together with the Representation of Lower Saxony to the EU held a seminar on the topic “Right-wing Populism on the rise: Progressive counter strategies for Europe”, in Brussels.
The Foundation for European Progressive Studies was deeply saddened today as it learned of the death of our Vice-President and Treasurer Karl Duffek, who was also director of the Renner Institute and international representative of SPÖ.
This article briefly describes the developments of the European human rights doctrine over the last 20 years as regards the right to family life of gay, lesbian and bisexual people. It shows how their couples and parenting relations are now clearly seen as protected under the notion of family life.
On 19 September 2016 Heads of State and leaders from Governments all over the world will gather in New York on the occasion of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants “to come up with a blueprint for a better international response” to the ever increasing movements of people across the globe.