FEPS Call to Europe initiative is going to the Western Balkans, because we have common European issues.
Topics such as the outcome of the European elections, challenges to democracy and the social impact of EU integration will be discussed.
A diverse set of high-level speakers from the region will be together with FEPS representatives.
This event will provide valuable contribution towards the whole Call to Europe initiative.
With Center for Democracy Foundation
Olof Palme International Center
Fondacjia Za Razvoj Parlamenta
9.15 - 17.30
With the Fabian Society
The annual conference to start the new year. With high-level speakers and lively sessions.
Keir Starmer MP will give the keynote speech. Further sessions and speakers to be confirmed soonlearn more
17:00 - 18:30 Conference on Millennial Dialogue
18:30 - 21:00 New Year’s Reception
Discussion and presentation around the Millennial Dialogue Europe report.
Followed by the New Year’s reception.learn more
Over the last decades, international trade has played an important role in promoting growth and employment, but it has also been linked to a form of unregulated globalisation, often causing uneven and unjust results for significant parts of our societies.
The traditional approach, which argues that ‘trade is good, but we need to work on the side effects’ is outdated. In today’s changing world, ‘business as usual’ does not work. Progressives must guarantee that global trade and investment benefit the many and not the few. Progressives must ensure they promote sustainable development, reduce global poverty, neutralise structural inequalities that exclude certain genders and populations from the global economy, and raise living and welfare standards.
Today, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and the Global Progressive Forum, in cooperation with the Progressive Alliance of the Socialists and Democrats at the European Parliament, the Party of the European Socialists, Solidar and the European Trade Union Confederation, have launched at the European Parliament an important new policy paper focusing on a progressive model for trade and investment.
The paper, which is titled 'For the many, not the few; A Progressive Model for Trade and Investment’, has been the outcome of a 1,5 year-long process of deliberations amongst a high-level advisory board of international experts. It aims at forging a new consensus on trade and investment within the progressive movement contingent on the principles of employment, broad-based prosperity, equality, transparency and sustainability. What is presented in the report articulates a vision that can form the core of a new, forward-looking progressive model for trade and investment.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