Economic, Social, and Societal Policies

The transformation of our economies through digitalization is in full swing. The power of data and automation, combined with the global threats posed by increasing inequality and climate change prompts us to rethink what our economies will look like, and what the work of the future will be – for workers and employers. In close cooperation with policy makers, unions, progressive think tanks and economists, as well as social movements, we address questions around work of the future, skills development, transatlantic trade, labor relations, and a just transition in the U.S., Canada and Germany. In all of our programs, we develop and promote ideas that will lead us to more democratic, sustainable, and socially equitable economies with increased worker voices and strong unions.

JustJobs Network (JJN)

The JustJobs Network (JJN) - which the FES office in Washington, DC is part of - is a diverse global network of research and advocacy organizations focused on labor and employment issues. The JJN was founded within the Center for American Progress and became an independent organization in 2013, with a dual presence in Washington, DC and New Delhi. Website of JustJobs Network


| Event, Economy, Energy

Join an international panel discussion on the green revolution and forging toward a "just transition" that centers workers in a shift from fossil…


14.04.2021 | Event, Economy

How has this pandemic challenged worker’s rights, and how are unions fighting back? | A live moderated discussion on

April 27, 2021 | 10:00 AM –…


06.04.2021 | Event, Canada, Security, Economy, Energy

The Female Face of the Populist & Far Right


Latest Publications

10.08.2021 | Blog-iE, Economy

If the pitfalls of the last attempted transatlantic trade deal are avoided, this could be a vehicle for improving standards.


22.07.2021 | Blog-iE, Economy

In theory, the Biden administration and the EU can collaborate to end multinational tax abuse. In practice, it’s not that simple.


30.06.2021 | Publication, Economy, Energy

A Harsh Mirage Absent A Fundamental Revolution


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