COP21: The question now is how we transition to a carbon-free era

The fundamental achievement to come out of this is that for the first time ever, all the countries agreed in committing to reducing emissions and taking action against climate change. This sends a very strong and clear signal to business, investment, the people and governments from now on.

Future of Social democracy

Intervention by Ania Skrzypek Delivered on behalf of FEPS at the S&D Group Seminar on the “Future of Social Democracy”.

How desirable is the Just Transition at the COP21?

The COP21 needs to provide a fundamental change of pathway and essentially change many of our behaviours, whether it be lifestyle, the way business is done, the way we produce, or consume and the way we govern.



Finance and Industrial Policy. Beyond Financial Regulation in Europe

This book examines the relationship between finance and industrial development, reviews current studies of banking policy, regulation, and reform, analyses how to achieve sustainable economic recovery in Europe in the post-crisis era and clear and accessible presentation of complex ideas.

Progressive educational policies can keep unemployment low – the Danish case

Many critics of active labor market policies in Denmark argue that the educational programs within active labour market policies (ALMP) do not work. Study results, however, show that if educational programs aim towards specific job types, they have a positive effect on employment.

Rising European poverty and inequality

This policy brief measures the decreases of the Europeans' living standards an indicator of poverty. Instead of looking at income, the severe material deprivation rate shows how individuals experience inadequate access to basic amenities.