Gender Diversity Democracy

Re-storing trust in politics and promoting a true European space for debate The EU faces an increasing number of challenges, and their diversity requires a complex approach. This includes research on bridging the gap between citizens and the EU, understanding social diversity, with specific attention to gender issues and finding legal measures that makes the European integration process more effective for citizens…

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Strengthening women’s voice

This article is based on the discussions of the fifth Transatlantic dialogue on gender issues, organized by FEPS with the support of the Fondation Jean Jaurès and the Boston University. By Zita Gurmay, Pia Locatelli and Judit Tanczos.
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Women up! - Call for academic papers

Strengthening women’s rights and promoting gender equality are essential elements to guarantee social justice for all. FEPS with SOLIDAR launch a Call for academic papers to be included in the publication "Woman up! For enhancing women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa".
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European campaign: All is not (yet) lost

The people of Europe are being told nothing about the elections, leaving most citizens confused as to the issues at stake, D.Wolton regrets in a column released in the latest Queries. Nevertheless he suggests some solutions as Europe remains the only real project able to lead us into the future.
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Call for papers on the Social dimension of EU enlargement

This call for academic papers, launched by FEPS & SOLIDAR, invites independent thinkers, journalists, academics and researchers to contribute to a book that is dedicated to the social dimension of EU enlargement and the future perspectives for countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey.
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"Fear not, we will get there!"

It was the message from Jacques Delors. Thanks to FEPS, FJJ and French PS, less than one year before the European Elections, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and Progressive leaders from nine EU members states attended, on 15 June in Paris the European Progressive Forum.
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Britain can win the argument and shouldn’t fear a referendum

Here is the main message from the debate which took place on 18th February at FEPS office with Emma Reynolds, Massimo D’Alema, Jo Leinen, Giles Merritt and Will Straw in the context of the publication of a FEPS/IPPR Publication “Staying in: winning the argument to keep Britain in the EU”
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L’avenir du Traité de l'Elysée 50 ans après sa création

En amont des célébrations pour les 50 ans du Traité de l'Elysée, la FEPS a organisé avec les sections Bruxelloises du PS français et du SPD allemand une soirée débat qui a rassemblé, avec succès, plus de 80 personnes de plusieurs générations. Retrouver les photos et le compte-rendu.
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Future Development if the EU - "We have no more time!"

In the run-up of the European Council meeting in December when President Van Rompuy will present the final version of his Report, President of FEPS, Massimo D'Alema attended a high level conference in Brussels on 28 November which focuses on the future development of the European Union.
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Towards a stronger European democracy

FEPS in collaboration with three Hungarian think tanks the Táncsics Foundation, the József Attila Foundation and Policy Solutions organised on Friday 16th November an event, in Budapest, on Democracy, Liberty and Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe.
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Woman up!

The Fourth transatlantic seminar on gender equality took place In FEPS office on 18-19 October. Like in the previous years, FEPS is planning to publish the articles of the conference. You can already have a look on the pictures
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Seminar on Populism & Political Parties in Europe

The aim of the seminar, organized by FEPS, Fondazione Italianieuropei and the Centro per la Riforma dello Stato, was to involve scholars and politicians into a debate on the implications of the emergence of these movements in the European political scenario, and for the evolution of democracy.
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EU Enlargement: Beyond promises

FEPS together with the European Forum for Solidarity and Democracy organized the third, final event in the framework of the Copenhagen revisited research programme from 18 to 22 June 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. After having discussed the lessons learnt and the challenges ahead, this third seminar...
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Is equality the price to pay for European stability?

In what sense are women on the move currently and how does this influence the debate on equality? Taking into account the current crisis, is equality the price to pay for European stability? These were the starting questions of the debate that FEPS initiated with the participants of the ECOSY...
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EU enlargement: a never ending hurdle?

This provoking question was in the focus of the second seminar in the framework of the research project “Copenhagen revisited”. This research project is realised jointly by FEPS and the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity (EFDS). In addition, the event was supported by the Progress...
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Egyptian identity after the revolution

On 18-21 November, Pia Locatelli, President of SI Women and Judit Tánczos, FEPS Policy Advisor were on a study visit in Cairo, meeting local NGOs and party representatives from the left.
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Media in Europe: Subsidiarity should be reconsidered

The Hungarian media law symbolizes the need for the European Union to assume its responsibilities to defend media freedom. Interpretations of this law diverge, however. In Hungary, it is seen as the straw that broke the camel’s back, coming on top of a series of laws ...
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Third transatlantic seminar on gender equality

After the meetings in Boston and Paris, the third transatlantic seminar on gender issues was given the title « Re-strengthening global sisterhood - Emerging women’s issues for a new global agenda”. The event was organised on 20-21 October in Washington D.C. with the support of the Fondation ...
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FEPS Statement of Solidarity with the people of Norway

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies wishes to express solidarity and sympathy with the people of Norway after the tragedy on 22 July when a fra-right sympathiser murdered 69 young social democratic activists on the Norwegian island of Utoya.
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Feelings on the evolution of European sentiment among European civil servants

A survey done for the “Call to Europe” conference organized by FEPS on 29-30 June shows that almost one in two European civil servants think that European integration is evolving negatively and nearly 90% of them are of the opinion that the political authorities must take their responsabilities
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Feelings on the evolution of European sentiment among European civil servants

A survey done for the “Call to Europe” conference organized in Brussels by FEPS on 29 and 30 June shows that almost one in two European civil servants think that European integration is evolving negatively and nearly 90% of them are of the opinion that the political authorities ...
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Rights and obligations for restoring solidarity in Europe

"While JM Barroso should immediately have put out the fire started by the two most active European pyromaniacs of the day, Silvio Berlusconi and Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of the Commission is stoking the flames by indirectly admitting himself that 20,000 Tunisian immigrants ...
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Ruling of the German Constitutional Court on the Lisbon Reform Treaty

On 30th June 2009 the German Constitutional Court assessed the compatibility of the Treaty of Lisbon with German law. The Constitutional Court judged that that there are no decisive constitutional objections to the Act Approving the Treaty of Lisbon. At the same time, the Court urged the German...
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