Udo Bullmann advocates a new social pact for human, economic and ecological sustainability
president Udo Bullmann will present in Madrid the Progressive Society policy report on Sustainable
Equality, a document elaborated by a group of independent experts and
practitioners, which inspires a new progressive vision for the future of
Ahead of a conference this evening
organised by the Spanish think tank Fundación Alternativas, Udo Bullmann said:
financial crisis is over, but it has left many casualties and the new economic
growth is not felt by many citizens. We see persistent growing inequalities and
new worrying phenomena like the working poor.
report presents a roadmap to change that trend and to fight against all forms
of inequality, in particular social, economic, environmental and territorial.
This radical shift demands institutional changes, like the reform of the
European Semester, in order to include social criteria and not just
macroeconomic growth, but also societal changes. We must bring everyone on
board and ensure the well-being of all Europeans, regardless of where they
live. They should all have the same opportunities to live a good life.
“There is no solution to the ecological challenge if we don’t address at the same time the creation of quality jobs and the democratic participation of those who feel left behind.”