Montevideo Seminar – Fighting Inequality

The Progressive Alliance Seminar “Fighting Inequality” was held on July 22 and 23 2014 in Montevideo, hosted by Socialist Party of Uruguay. In Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, we gathered participants from political parties, trade unions and progressive civil society from around the world.
Event Date   22. – 23.06.2014

Inequality is on the rise, leads to a massive problem of justice and has economic, social and political consequences. In the wake of the financial crisis, social inequality has moved to the center of political interest. The aim is to prevent high unemployment, falling real wages and  persistent recession. The increasing gap between rich and poor is the largest threat to the world economy. Inequality leads to negative consequences for social growth and decent work, income disparity,  cements social inequalities and power relations hampered social mobility, jeopardizing social peace and undermines democracy. Against this background, the seminar of the Progressive Alliance centers on the question of how to fight inequality. A policy paper “Economic inequality or prosperity for all?” will be presented, followed by several discussions about experiences  and best practices.


Input Paper: Economic Inequality
Statement on Middle East
Resolution: Utoya