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.learn more
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".learn more
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.learn more
The book 'Our European Future: Charting a Progressive Course in the World' is the first high-quality book making proposals to the Conference on the Future of Europe, authored by 36 top experts and intellectuals and edited by FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues, with the collaboration of François Balate.
It is high time to bring in a real debate of ideas. This book offers solutions to rethink our socioeconomic model in the glare of the environmental and digital transformations; to redefine Europe’s role in the world to contribute to renewed multilateralism; to strengthen investment in public goods; and finally, to re-invent our democratic contract.
It brings together the insights of renowned experts from across Europe, and it should prove a handy guide for any progressive thinker, policymaker or activist, and for any citizen who would like to take part in the necessary democratic debate about our future
The world is facing many great challenges: from pandemics to climate change, and from increasing inequality to the issues surrounding digitalization. In a new and rapidly changing global landscape, Europe must look for solutions to these difficulties to follow up on its impressive decades-long process of integration. Europe has the capacity to chart a progressive course in the world.
Read Euractiv op-ed by Maria João Rodrigues 'A new phase for the European project'read more
Does the EU have the capacity and agency to set priorities and make decisions autonomously in its external action? What are the necessary political, institutional and material steps to get there? How can strategic autonomy help the EU to face the challenges within and beyond European borders?
To answer these questions, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), in cooperation with the Brussels office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Fondation-Jean-Jaurès, launches "Strategic Autonomy – pathways to progressive action", a new flagship research project aimed at investigating the concept of 'European strategic autonomy' (ESA).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
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.
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.read more
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.
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.
Policy Analyst on Climate and Environment