The FMS regularly organises public meetings in the Netherlands on developments in countries and regions that concern us. Here, representatives from politics, civil society, science and business debate recent developments in countries where we are active, European enlargement or development cooperation policy. We always work together with civil society organisations, the PvdA and of course diaspora organisations active on the various topics.

For many years, the FMS has organised Africa Day - the event dedicated to cooperation between African and European countries. We also actively contribute to the coalition of civil society organisations within events around the theme 'Democracy under Pressure'. We also organise several political cafés to bring pressing issues in international politics to the attention of a wider audience.

Within the PvdA too, the focus on international cooperation and the importance of international solidarity must be continuously fought for. The FMS does so, for example, by organising workshops at party congresses or actively contributing to the PvdA's foreign affairs committee.

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