Party ideologues, policy officers, and education officers from 10 member parties gather for the first Executive Course under Socdem Asia's Academy of Progressive Politics
Socdem APP Executive Course 1: Ideas, Policy, and Education aims for a rethinking of social democracy in the rise of authoritarian and populist leaders. It challenges participants to evaluate how their proposed policies realize social democratic values and build a social welfare society. It looks at good practices and new innovations and tools can be incorporated in developing and further strengthening party education programs.
Leading the discussions on ideology are German social democratic thinker Professor Thomas Meyer, Filipino Feminist Professor Sylvia Estrada Claudio. Philippine Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Luis Martin Gascon, UNI- Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Christopher Ng share the challenges and learning for promoting the values of democracy and human rights, and the need for closer cooperation between political parties and the trade union movements, respectively.