Next Left

Re-thinking the core of social democracy to shape a better future for all The “Next Left” Research Programme was launched by FEPS with the support of Renner Institut in the aftermath of the European Elections 2009 with an aim to provide a pan-European platform for a debate on the state of social democracy. Since the beginning the programme…

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Turning point of May 2014. Progressive European Reflections.

Hereby FEPS would like to present the results of the Next Left roundtable debate that has been organised by FEPS with the support of the Renner Institut straight after the European Elections that took place the end of May.
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10 observations on the results of the 2014 European elections

Short analysis of the results of the European Parliament elections and their aftermath. What does the future hold for inter-institutional relations? Have leaders shown respect to the values of legitimacy and accountability in their post-election statements and behaviour?
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In the Name of Political Union – Europarties on the Rise

The first chapter of this book focuses on “The Role of Europarties in Shaping the Union”. Secondly, “Progressive Strategies for overcoming the crisis” examines the impact of the crisis on the europarties. These deliberations are complemented by “Innovative ideas in designing the Eurocampaigns”.
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Post-democarcy: the challenge for Europe

According to Colin Crouch, changes in society, the economy and class identities are creating a ‘post-democracy’ in Europe, as elsewhere in the industrialised world. However, there are still opportunities to set a more progressive agenda. Institutional reform, a review of party structures and a...
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Challenges and opportunities in migrant integration

What is happening next? In this paper the authors from the FEPS Young Academic Network working group on migration analyse the social and labour mobility of migrants from various perspectives.
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Fixing the Broken Promise of Higher Education in Europe

The third paper in the FEPS YAN series focuses on the role of education for the transition to the labour market and the mismatch between investing in education and developing a low-wage sector.
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The European Youth Guarantee: a reality check

This paper examines the state and nature of youth unemployment in the EU and the potential of the youth guarantee. The authors study the countries where a youth guarantee has been implemented or is in the process of being introduced.
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QUERIES N°8 - THE NEXT MISSION OF COSMOPOLITAN SOCIAL DEMOCRACY

The metamorphosis of international relations brought about by the processes of globalisation on the one hand and the global financial crisis on the other, have thrown up a divisive set of questions within the left around progressive internationalism and outward facing political and economic...
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Next Left Book vol.4 - Progressive Values for the 21st Century

The new, 4th volume of the popular “Next Left” Book series is out! Featuring: A.GUSENBAUER | G.SCHWAN | G.HORN | J.NIDA-RÜMELIN | Ch.FÄRBER | P.DIAMOND | R.BAZILLIER | D.TSAROUHAS | E.SUNDSTRÖM | P.PAULUSMA | J.HALPIN | E.STETTER | K.DUFFEK | A.SKRZYPEK
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Polish ideas of October

Following the Polish general elections that took place on 9th October 2011, Dr. Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Policy Advisor, analyses the situation of the Polish left and the landscape after the battle. Though a list which can be long, she identifies some that could explain the bad results for the SLD ...
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QUERIES N°5 - NEXT LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESS iIN THE 21st CENTURY

A decade into the new century, Europe is beset by a striking mood of social pessimism. 49% of EU citizens believe they will be worse off in 20 years time, with majorities perceiving the rise of emerging economies as direct threats to their living standards. Such anxiety presents a particularly...
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"Ne vous quittez pas" - On the political crisis in Belgium

This opinion gives an insight into the political crisis to a broader public, while at the same time calling for institutional innovations to the federal system that would bring back a true federal political dialogue to the Belgian system and counter the further separation of the language groups.
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QUERIES N°3 - WHAT COMES BEFORE, WHAT COMES NEXT - A TRIBUTE TO TONY JUDT

The last book of Tony Judt, Ill Fares the Land touches upon the mission that a renewed social democracy must embark upon in order to reverse the negative processes corroding our societies, through respecting all the achievements of past generations and being optimistic about the chances
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Social democracy for the next generation - Points for a debate

Our society has changed is an introductory sentence to most of the groundbreaking, ideological debates. Surely, it steadily evolves. The generations are being replaced by the “future” ones, which while growing older take not only their place within an adult world, but also gain influence and...
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Next Left vol.II - The Leaders' Vision for Europe's Future

Released on the occasion of a conference in Brussels on 28th April, "Next Left - The Leaders' Vision of Europe's Future" is a unique collection of 28 recent, groundbreaking speeches by social democratic leaders.
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QUERIES N°1 - NEXT LEFT, NEXT EUROPE

In 2009, FEPS launched a call for papers addressing PhD and PhD candidates to elaborate on how they saw Europe in a decade, within the framework of its Next Left programme, run under the leadership of former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer.
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Challenges for the Next Left - Ten observations on solidarity

The results of the 2009 European elections draw a number of reactions and comments, in particular for the social democratic family. These conversations inspired FEPS the following ten observations, to be seen as a contribution to the debate on fostering more European awareness and ownership.
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Ten observations on the outcome of the 2009 European elections

The results of the 2009 European elections draw a number of reactions and comments, in particular for the social democratic family. These conversations inspired FEPS the following ten observations, to be seen as a contribution to the debate on fostering more European awareness and ownership. 1....
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