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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Ten Years of the EU Membership in the New Member States

Ten Years of the EU Membership in the New Member States: Decline in democracy, good governance and competitiveness. It is a study by Attila Ágh evaluating the development of the New Member States 10 years after the EU accession .
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Why UKIP and the Radical Right Matter for Progressives

Nigel Farage and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) have successfully widened their ‘hard’ Eurosceptic message to encompass strident opposition to immigration and populist attacks against established political class.
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Parity agenda: Reclaiming ownership

This article was written by Judit Tánczos in preparation to the fifth Transatlantic dialogue on gender issues "Woman up! for a new progressive agenda" Progressives used to be proud pioneers of the gender equality. However, since recently they slid to a defensive position...
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Why not triple? Three pledges towards a progressive migration policy

Shifting the discourse to enhance measures giving more visibility and oversight over the profile of migrants arriving to EU territory could be one of the opportunities to become agenda setters on migration policies, said in this policy brief FEPS Policy Advisor Judit Tánczos.
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30:Greece’s unlucky number

This article aims to give an overview of the current economic, political and social situation in Greece and advocate for the implementation of the progressive alternative policies both at European and national level.
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Economic crisis and gender equality in Europe

Call to Europe III, Conference Paper on enhancing women'semployment opportunities by Marcella Corsi, Professor of Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome and Visiting Professor at ULB
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Teaching an Old World New Tricks

Following the seminar "Campaigning for the Future and the Future of Campaigning", organised in March in Washington by FEPS and the CAP, this paper by FEPS Policy Advisor David Kitching seeks to address some of the challenges facing European progressive campaigners and strategists.
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European Parliament's achievements concerning gender equality

In preparation to the seminar "A gender sensible European Parliament 2014?" - supported by the Fondation Jean Jaurès - Ghislaine Toutain, prepared a background study (only available in French) which takes stock of the EP's achievements concerning gender equality. The author mainly focuses on...
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21 March

Brussels, FEPS Office
Experts Seminar - "Enhancing democracy pre and post EU accession" - With the support of the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity.
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Staying in - A reform plan for Britain and Europe

Signed by Will Straw, this report from FEPS with the support of IPPR is in the frame of the results from a research project carried out in the UK which included gathering public opinion to understand where public opinion lies in relation to the European economy, social Europe, and European democracy
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Report on Democracy, Freedom and liberty in Central and Eastern Europe

In the preparation of the event organized by FEPS in Budapest and the roundtable entitled "Strengthening the CEE region, strenghtening Europe through a new socio-economic paradign and through enhanced democracy Attila Ágh Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, made this report.
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Protecting the Fundamentals

Article 7 TEU is currently perceived to be an insufficient mechanism to protect the values of the European Union. But what else can be envisioned under current EU law? Professor Pinelli, University of Rome “Sapienza” analyses for the FEPS Jurists Network the possibilities.
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International migration, human development and integrating societies

This paper prepared at the request of the FEPS by J.Niessen, Migration Policy Group, follows migrants on their journey and suggests policy responses corresponding to each step of this journey. The complexity of the changes individuals and societies are undergoing means that there are no easy answers
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QUERIES N°7 - ThE NEXT WOMEN'S MOVE

Emancipation of women has been a core part of the left wing ideology. Despite the proud tradition of the social democratic movement and especially of its feminist organisations, it seems that the ownership of the so called “women’s affairs agenda” is no longer exclusively in the hands of...
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Media in Europe: Subsidiarity should be reconsidered

The Hungarian media law symbolises 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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Clara Zetkin could do it. So can we!

FEPS used the unique occasion of the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, which was on 8th March 2011, and its before-and aftermath period to maintain and reinforce the gender agenda at European level by offering a platform for debate of different actors concerned at European level...
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Freedom of expression in the European Union

On March 2011, in the context of the the new hungarian media law, FEPS Jurists network in cooperation with EUSONET, made a Legal analysis of article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
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'Ne vous quittez pas': On the political crisis in Belgium

In Spring 2010 Belgium held new federal elections after a government falling over the reform of the state. These elections, with the Flemish nationalists gaining the most seats in the federal parliament, did not bring about the expected solution and ...
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QUERIES N°2 - THE NEXT WAVE OF EMANCIPATION

This issue reviews the history of the struggle for gender equality in national member states, in Europe and elaborates on the progressive agenda for the future.
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EDUCATION AND SKILLS

The study, covers the entire education chain from pre-school to R&D, including life-long learning and vocational training. The authors have visited 12 countries and organised 8 seminars in European cities,and have met numerous scholars, politicians and representatives from NGOs and business.
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Five observations on the Stockholm programme

The intention of this comment from Elisabeth Guigou, former French Minister of Justice, paper is to draft proposals in order to design a bold and progressive strategy for the creation of a Europe built on rights, citizenship and justice.
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Occupational equality in the European Union and the United States

The issue of occupational gender equality is a recurrent one. Despite considerable advances over the last 40 years further progress continues to meet with strong resistance which very often renders existing, conventional legislation powerless. Yet i's one of the components of gender equality.
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Women's position in the EU: an ongoing challenge and issue

At the eve of the European elections in '09, FEPS intends to assess the situation of women in the European Union. Indeed, the EU has developed advanced legal corpus and action programmes to foster the equality principle between women and men. However, no member State is applying fully this...
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France-Germany: Between Dynamism and Disillusionment

Delivered in French by Jacques-Pierre Gougeon, Professor, member of FEPS Research Group, the study focussed on the role of France and Germany in Europe and the contribution of the French Socialist Party and the German Social Democratic Party to this process. It was discussed in Brussels on 23...
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