Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain.These regional transitions are important because change change will impact on these regions either directly through environmental catastrophe or evolving socio-economic models.
Collection of contributions by academics, high level experts and policymakers presenting progressive policy solutions to turn the challenges linked to migration and integration into social and economic opportunities for the European Union and its member states.
Promoting a digital strategy could potentially bring substantial economic benefits for Europe as a whole, improve consumers’ access to goods and services, increase productivity and create new employment opportunities.
Delivering Welfare Societies is the 10th volume of the FEPS Next Left Book Series. It features an impressive collection of articles, deriving from research conducted by the academics of the FEPS Next Left Focus and Working Groups in the years 2014-2015.
Right across Europe, mainstream political parties are in retreat. New currents on left and right are confronting the political establishment, and forcing social democrats to face up to some existential questions.
Islamic terrorist attacks showed a dramatic escalation. These essays aims to provide insight into the origins, evolution, principal characteristics, and unique means of recruitment and financing of Islamic terrorist organisations.
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.
For a Connecting Progressive Agenda is the 9th volume of the FEPS Next Left book series. It features the contributions developed in the months of 2013 - 2014 by the researchers assembled within the FEPS Next Left Focus Group and Working Groups respectively
By Ed Wallis. Published with Fabian Society. What we need in this crucial year for the climate is to find a hopeful story about why COP21 matters, for our values, for our national interest and for our daily lives; that engages us all in the task of our time.
There are growing concerns about the state of representative democracy in both Eastern and Western Europe. Whether it is the rise of populism, the increase of illiberal tendencies or the expression of outright antidemocratic sentiments, the number of threats is growing
This book highlights various aspects that need to be taken into consideration when developing a progressive transatlantic gender agenda. The various spheres touched upon in the publication vary from security to religion, from ICT to civil activism, and more.
This pamphlet by Mark Leonard sets out a new strategy for how to reinvent the pro-European cause. The different strands of this message start with public concerns about the Europe we have but they try to map out a vision for a British future in a more complex world.
This book collects the results of the seminar “More Europe Vs. No Europe: Europarties and Euroscepticism on the Eve of the 2014 European Elections”, celebrated the 7th of April by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, the Fondazione Italianieuropei and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Massimo d'Alema writes a passionate exhortation for progressives to address the crucial decisions that lie ahead, starting with the forthcoming European elections, armed with a renewed Europeanism that looks to the future with hope.
"Framing a New Progressive Narrative" emphasises in the need of a longer-term progressive mission than designing "alternative recovery paths". This quest for a different way of thinking begins with a commitment to a belief that ideas still matter.
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”.
Next Left: For a New Social Deal “Next Left: For a New Social Deal” is the 6th volume of the popular “Next Left” book series. Published together by FEPS and Renner Institut, it includes articles that translate progressive values into a new narrative. The authors identify building blocks for a...
This book was born out of a joint conference of the three foundations involved. It offers a selection of case studies to reflect the diversity and wide spectrum of populist movements that presently exist in Europe and North America. It provides a snapshot of groups ranging from new street ...
The EU needs more progressive policy-making to overcome its current crisis and to develop its potential as a progressive project. Building on many debates which took place across europe and abroad involving thousands of actors over the last years, this book provides a consistent sequence of analysis
Looking towards the European elections in 2014, Call to Europe III debated an alternative social and economic approach for Europe and the importance of building European solidarity as a whole. Read the interesting and stimulating contributions submitted by 18 experts.
The ambition of this initiative was to reengage progressive leaders and citizens in a political discussion about the state of the UE and the desired directions of integration. Thanks to Dr Ania Skrzypek who drafted ten provoking thoughts that these exchanges inspired, the conversation will continue
'Progressive Politics after the Crash: Governing from the Left' is edited by Olaf Cramme, Patrick Diamond and Michael McTernan and produced in collaboration with Policy Network Those who hoped the collapse of financial markets would usher in the end of neoliberalism and rehabilitate support for...
Creating an inclusive labour market and effective industrial relations are a necessity in order to make decent work a reality for all. This recommendations booklet came from a project called "Making Industrial Relations work for Decent Work" developed by FEPS and SOLIDAR.
A clear assessment of the European institutional foundation and economic policies is needed if Europe wants to embark on a new developmental trajectory where job creation, equity, and growth are at the core.
Woman up! was the title of the 4th edition of the transatlantic dialogue seminar on gender issues which was organised in Oct. 2012 by FEPS with the support of FJJ.It raises awareness about the most pressing challenges and gives an overview of concrete proposals to attain gender equality.
Towards the 2014 European Elections, the EU must be able to re-establish the primacy of politics over economics and encourage the development of a Europe-wide public sphere says this book edited by FEPS with Italianieuropei, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung into the research programme « Next Left »
This jubilee book presents a unique record of the history of the socialist family and its development within the uniting Europe. It was launched on 18th February 2013 at the occasion of the PES establishments’ anniversary.
In this book published by FEPS with the Fabian Society, senior economists and policy experts set out significant and specific new proposals for what rebalancing the British and European economy actually means in practice, seeking to put flesh on the bone on calls for a more ‘responsible capitalism’
This study commissioned by FEPS to the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) analyses the sub-optimal involvement of two main stakeholders, namely African regional organizations - Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms (RMs) - and civil society actors, especially NGO.
The political tide in Europe seems to be changing. Centre-left is re-emerging to govern. Neverthless, there are several reasons for this cautious optimism and, according to FEPS Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Ania Skrzypek, 10 fundamental dilemmas to tackle in order to win for real
These essays explore where the several new national political debates opened by Ed Miliband could take British Labour – and there is a striking coherence, radicalism and optimism about the future they see.
“Progressive Values for the 21st century” is the 4th Volume of the popular“Next Left” book series, which since 2009 features noteworthy contributions to the pan-European debate on the renewal of social democracy.
“Towards a New Strategy” constitutes the 3rd Volume of the “Next Left”Books’ Series, of which the previous two: “Renewing Social Democracy – Contributions to a pan-European Debate” and “The Leaders’ Visions for Europe’s Future” were enthusiastically received respectively in 2009 and 2010.
In the year 2000 the leaders of the European Union launched the goal that the EU ought to become the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010. But, as we know today, this is not the case. At the opposite: Europe has lost ground over the last ten years.
The official starting point of the EU-Mediterranean relations – after the less known Global Mediterranean Policy (GMP) launched in the 1970s – was the ambitious initiative of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP, or Barcelona Process), established by the Euro-Mediterranean Conference of Ministers
Those with a sense of history know that many of the world’s great political projects have emerged from periods of conflict followed by subsequent cooperation and consensus-building. This was certainly the case with the “European project” and its present manifestation, the European Union.
The Nordic welfare regimes have been for long characterised by effective management of social risk, which has led to high levels economic competitiveness, social cohesion and well-being in all Nordic countries.
Edited by FEPS with the financial support of the European Parliament, this book provides contributions from various academic and political leaders engaged in the debate about the framework of the future of economic policy in Europe.
Co-produced by FEPS and Italianieuropei, this book, which includes contributions by some of the most authoritative experts on infrastructure development and welfare reform, sets out to address the crucial and topical question of European growth from transnational perspectives.
The uprising which erupted in Syria in March 2011 has become the most protracted and destabilizing of all the revolutions now sweeping the Arab world. With the government weakened but the regime largely intact, the opposition has little hope of defeating Assad on its own.
The Leaders' Vision for Europe's Future. 2009 was a turning point for social democracy across the continent. After numerous disappointing electoral results, in particular the European elections, it has become an imperative to discuss the reasons for the decline in support for leftwing parties.
Renewing Social Democracy Contributions to a European-wide debate
A project realised with the support of the Karl Renner Institute with the contribution of the national foundations that are members of FEPS.