Whereas about every third woman has been victim of some form of sexual harassment at work, what is the stat of play in France and Europe? Which are the legal frameworks in place and how to improve them with more preventive measures, more public awareness and more protection to victims, including at the international level? Which are the tools and levers to combat this form of violence in our society?
Just a year after the #MeToo movement and ahead of the international Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th, a colloquium co-organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Fondation Jean-Jaurès will gather academics, institutional officials, politicians and civil society representatives.learn more
The FEPS Next Left Group (merged from the networks formerly known as Focus and Working Groups) will meet for a closed session in the hospitable premises of the Renner Institut on 19th and 20th November 2018. The purpose of the gathering is a triple folded one. First of all, the members will look at the draft layout of vol. 11 of the FEPS Next Left books and will also present the final drafts of their newer papers - which are based on the research completed by them in years 2017 - 2018. Secondly, they will evaluate the cycle and see in which way to structure their programme for the year 2019, especially that it is going to be particularly challenging time with the European Elections on the horizon. Last but not least, the Group will devote time to two additional discussions - with the representatives of the SPÖ and Renner Institut about the political situation in Austria, as also with the delegation of the FEPS Young Academics Network on the proposals depriving from their (almost finalised) papers. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact either Dr. Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Senior Research Fellow or Ms Celine Guedes, FEPS Junior Policy Advisor.learn more
The workshop European public opinions and migration: Achieving common progressive narratives is the last of series of closed door event organised by Foundation for European Progressive Studies, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Fondazione Pietro Nenni and the Fondation Jean-Jaurès with the aim of analysing and discussing public opinion behaviours in seven EU member states (Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom) vis-à-vis one of the current most controversial topics, that is migration, and formulating recommendations to national and European policymakers ahead of the upcoming European elections.
In the course of this last workshop, the outcome of the research will be illustrated and discussed with representatives of progressive parties from all over Europe and independent policy and communication advisers.
The results of the study and the recommendations will be made available to the wider public in due course.
This is a closed-door event.learn more
The left in the UK has so far weathered the Brexit storm, triggered by the Conservatives, yet precious time spent discussing the negotiations has meant too little time thinking about the bigger picture.
The essays in this collection look beyond Brexit, and sketch the outline of a new left agenda. They cover the need for a new political economy, Britain’s role in the world and the devolution of power to communities. They are also honest about the challenges we face as we try and carve out a close relationship between the UK and EU.read more
At last week’s European Council summit in Brussels (22 October), Brexit negotiations took centre-stage although didn’t feature as the main discussion point. European border security and migration were top of the agenda, with a Marshall Plan for Africa and internal security also being discussed by the leaders. Sustainable Development Goals as well as climate change also made it onto the agenda.read more
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.read more
Tax justice and fairness should be the backbone of a progressive economic policy. It is estimated that tax fraud, evasion and avoidance all together amount to as much as 1 trillion € each year in Europe. It means a loss of about 2 thousand € per person. That is simply unacceptable.read more
1 . The current digital revolution and the European Pillar - Implications for the labour market, education and social protection
2 . Climate change and growth strategy driven by SDGs for all EU regions
3 . New financial solutions for investment and convergence in the EU: MFF, EFSI, EMU reform, Capital Markets Union. The role of tax policy
4 . Managing migration in the EU: internal and external implications
5 . The EU trade policy and the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs
6 . The multipolar world order, the EU and the multilateral system
7 . New instruments to deepen EU democracy and fighting against populismread more
A place where Ernst Stetter (Secretary General of FEPS) shares his fresh thoughts about Brussels, Europe and beyond.read more