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We need to talk about China

Ahead of the launch of the Young Fabians China Programme, Joel Mullan explains the rationale behind the programme and the importance of engaging with the world's new superpower. This article was first published on Fabian Review Online.

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FEPS Renaissance for Europe Conference

April 01, 2014
Contact: James

Our Chair, James Hallwood will be speaking at FEPS Renaissance for Europe Conference (3rd-5th April) on the Friday morning discussing the topic of "Youth guarantee: Implementing and complementing" - alongside:

Kaisa Penny, YES president
Ignacio Doreste, ETUC Youth Officer for youth employment, EESC member
Representative of SOLIDAR
James will be present throughout the conference as well as the "Europe we want to create" workshop with the FEPS Academics Network and Young European Socialists. If you can make it do come and say hello.

In conversation with...Douglas Alexander MP

March 26, 2014
Contact: Joel Mullan

Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, joined the Young Fabians for a wide-ranging discussion on the future foreign policy challenges facing the UK as part of a two-part series of events on Britain’s role in the world.

Speaking at the height of tensions over Crimea the Shadow Foreign Secretary argued that Russian President Putin was acting from a position of weakness rather than one of strength, and said it was crucial that the UK had the groundwork in place to match our rhetoric with action.

He also stated that any future Labour Foreign Office would be much more active in multi-lateral forums than the current FCO has been under Cameron and Hague.

A further event with Jonathan Powell, former Chief of Staff to Tony Blair will be held on June 16th. Further details can be found here. His talk will focus on how we can best promote our humanitarian values abroad, promote British businesses internationally, and remain an influential global player.

Labour's case for the European Union

The next edition of Anticipations focuses on the Labour Party's relationship with the European Union, and explores the challenges and opportunities it faces in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in May and beyond. London Labour MEP candidate Lucy Anderson lays out what's at stake when Europe next casts its vote.   

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Britain's youth: attitudes towards the EU

February 23, 2014
Contact: Katharina Klebba

On Wednesday 22 January 2014, the Young Fabians organised a panel discussion on the attitudes of young people towards the EU. The event was kindly supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK and hosted at Europe House. The cross party panel featured Oliver Cooper (Chair, Conservative Future), Conor McKenzie (Events Officer, Liberal Youth), Professor Scobie (Chairman, European Economics & Financial Centre), Jack Storry (International Officer, Young Labour) and was chaired by the Young Fabian’s Research Officer Felicity Slater. The topics discussed included whether the EU in its current form was able to deliver for young people, how European youth unemployment could be tackled and what specific initiatives could help to increase the voter turnout of young people at European elections. 

The event was followed by a reception.

The event was kindly supported by the European Commission in the UK.

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