Call to Europe Madrid will address two key topics that are at the heart on how we, progressives, frame a vision for more just, egalitarian and prosperous societies: Urban Ecosystem (accessible housing for all and energy efficiency) and Feminism as a Dam to the Authoritarianism. They both relate on how we think about people’s rights and their mutual relations, and hence after how these translate into responses to the major political and social trends of our times. Even though they may look very different to one another at first glance, what strongly correlates them is the conviction that Progressives must clearly stand for peoples’ right to belong to a more egalitarian and free society and to be entitles to live in a safe and sustainable environment.learn more
The Masaryk Democratic Academy, the Czech representation of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies are jointly launching this high-level gathering in Prague, at the centre of Europe, to reflect about potential avenues to enhance European integration in the social sphere.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The traditional approach, which argues that ‘trade is good, but we need to work on the side effects’ is outdated.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.read more
Millennials aged 18 to 35 make up roughly a quarter of Europe’s entire population. But do Europe’s leaders listen to their voices and respond to their needs? Do they know their hopes and dreams for the future? Are leaders encouraging this generation to exercise their growing political power? To address these burning issues FEPS in cooperation with ThinkYoung and partners (Institut Emilie Vandervelde, Stichting Gerrit Kreveld, BCW, The Coca-Cola Company and Microsoft) produced and launched a report that captured Millennials’ views on the big challenges facing Europe at a decisive moment for the European project and just as the 2019 European elections arrive.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
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
2018 may represent a turning point in the global governance of migration. The United Nations member states, in fact, are currently negotiating what it may become the first multilateral agreement on migration, the Global Compact on Migration, that should be officially adopted in Casablanca next December.
To reflect on one of the main challenges of the present and the future and to contribute to the general debate around the many aspects of this crucial topic, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies has established a high-level working group – chaired by former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato and composed of academics, experts and practitioners from Europe, Canada, Mexico, India, Senegal, and Australia – who wrote a progressive proposal presenting a new progressive narrative on global migration, based on the fundamental principle of solidarity and respect of human rights, as well as on a real and deep understanding of the current political environment in many Western states. The result of this work will was presented in a conference in New York, during which participants will be also asked to reflect on the ways to implement the Global Compact in the years to come.
High Level Seminars
Rome, 1-2 March 2018
Dakar, 16-19 May 2018
New York, 22 September 2018
Public Conference in New York (21 September 2018)
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See the photos of the eventread more
In the summer of 2015, migration became a key issue within European politics. Although the number of refugees and migrants entering the EU has decreased since then, the topic gained even more importance on the political agenda. There have been several European summits, policies were drafted and the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), consisting of over three billion euros, was created.
These current policies are based on the idea that by increasing development in African countries, through for example job creation, the need for African youngsters to migrate to Europe will reduce. But is this really the case? Many academics claim that economic development in African countries gives potential migrants the capabilities for their migration aspirations, as it provides migrants with the financial means to migrate. Again, what is true? And also, what would be an alternative to this policy directive?
Alarming is that the voice of Africans themselves, living in the countries of origin and the diaspora living in Europe, are not included in the European debate on migration. This debate now focuses on European perspectives of how to deal with the incoming groups of migrants. To fill this gap FEPS and FMS are carrying out a research that focus mostly on Ghana and Tunisia, two countries of origin for irregular migrants, to research the incentives for migration and policies targeting this. Why do people want to migrate? What is the importance of migration for them? And how can we make migration beneficial for all?
In this magazine, we will keep you updated on our progress and the outcome of the research!read more