upcoming events

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  • Towards an individual right to adult learning for all Europeans

    November 30, 2021

    Online conference, Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 16:00-17:45 CET via Zoom

    Ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s proposal on individual learning accounts on the 8th December, we aim to feed the discussions on these schemes and highlight the importance of lifelong learning to ensure EU citizens are resilient and fit to take full advantage of the digital and labour market transitions coming their way.

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  • Social rights and wellbeing at the heart of a new EU Economic Governance

    December 01, 2021

    Hybrid conference, Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 14:00 - 16:00

    SOLIDAR and Foundation for European Progressive Studies – FEPS jointly organise their 2021 European Conference titled "BUILDING BACK BETTER: Social rights and wellbeing at the heart of a new EU Economic Governance".

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  • Let Me Say This: LGTBI Rights

    December 03, 2021

    Friday, 3 December 2021

    The Let me say this project is about storytelling. Progressive activists and change makers all over the world backed by the network of FEPS and Foundation Max Van der Stoel will be featured in a monthly video and live 30 minutes interview.

    Tune in to listen and be inspired by personal stories and struggles to further progress and bring about a more equal and just society.

    Follow the Let me say this project to be confronted with a different way of bringing about change and how social democratic activists are in the forefront of a different type of politics, on the lead of topical issues, across countries and generations.

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publications

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  • A European wealth tax for a fair and green recovery

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  • Progressive Yearbook 2021

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latest news

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  • FEPS joins the European Alliance for a Just Transition

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  • Joint Progressive Call for the right to housing

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FEPS
initiatives

call to europe

Since its first edition in 2011, Call to Europe has become the signature conference of FEPS and a reference point for the progressive family in Europe. This is due to its capacity of bringing together a unique multi-stakeholder community of progressive politicians, civil society and media to discuss issues of common concern and develop concrete and positive responses to contemporary European challenges in the most interactive and inclusive way.

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United for

FEPS UNited for… conferences, have been held since 2018 in New York ahead of the United Nations General Assembly. The main objective of this yearly initiative is to discuss, with international high level policymakers, experts and academics, the most important international issues at stake. The 2020 edition will explore how to achieve a new, fair and inclusive multilateralism. Previous editions have focused on migration and climate justice.
In 2019, FEPS was honoured to be granted Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the highest status granted by the UN to non-governmental organisations, thus allowing it to participate in the work of the UN.

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Care4Care

It took a pandemic to realise that we depend on care. Despite the clapping, women 70% of the care workforce, continue to work in precarious conditions, unpaid or not paid at all! It's time to#Care4Care

FEPS together with its member foundations, has been intensively working since November 2019 to monitor the EU gender equality policy agenda through a progressive lens focusing particularly on its care dimensions.

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Child Union

Even before the pandemic, 23 million children in the EU were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The pandemic has further exacerbated children inequality and it is now time for the European Union to act. On the occasion of the World Children’s Day more than 300 prominent figures from the world of politics, academia and civil society joined a Call to demand a rapid entry into force of the European Child Guarantee and a > Next Generation EU funding that truly works for Europe’s next generations.
Find out more about the Project ‘Towards a Child Union’ launched by FEPS and its member foundations.

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Gender Based Violence

FEPS and the Fondation Jean Jaurès have joined forces to publish a series of publications to shed light on specific dimensions of gender-based violence.
1 in 3 women have suffered physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime (according to UN Women and WHO). Gender-based violence is both the cause and result of gender inequality. This scourge has been severely exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a dangerous surge of a longstanding and deeply rooted problem.

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meet our experts

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  • Andreas DIMMELMEIER

    Policy Analyst on Climate and Environment