The Progressive Post is the political magazine run by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), gathering renowned thinkers, experts and activists from politics, academia and civil society, providing a critical analysis of policies, and clarifying options and opportunities for elected leaders.

Our ambition is to undertake intellectual reflection and debate for the benefit of the progressive movement, and to promote the founding principles of the European Union: freedom, equality, solidarity, democracy, human dignity, as well as respect of human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.

With a focus on EU politics, our crucial interest is the state and future of Social Democracy. We offer a platform (in print and online) for progressive answers to climate change, uneven development, and social inequality in a European as well as global context. We invite our readers to explore with us the contradictions of our time and our authors to put forward arguments for peace, sustainability, and social justice.

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Why creating a European foundation?

The first idea was do endow the European Union with an instrument that showed its ability in the member States. The political foundations that do exist in Europe at the national level proved the relevance of acting as "laboratories" and contributing - influencing sometimes - to the political debates within their countries. Hence the importance for the European social democratic family to benefit such an instrument at the European level, to bring their political thinking at a moment when the choice of a future for Europe is crucial. In this regard, FEPS also aims at actively bridging the gap between the citizens of the EU and their institutions, which they often consider as distant and disconnected, by acting as a meeting point and a facilitator.

What relationship does FEPS have with the PES?

FEPS joins the same logic as many national political foundations and that could be summed up in the following motto: "close to, but independent from". Clearly affiliated with the Party of European Socialists which initiated its creation and is member of FEPS, the Foundation remains a distinct organisation with its own priorities. Of course, the nearness of FEPS to PES and its assumed political identity are the added value of the Foundation and gives credit to its action.

What is the relationship between FEPS and the national foundations?

FEPS not only aims at providing the European dimension to the debates that are led by the national foundations in their respective countries, but also at opening and facilitating the access to the European sphere. Neither does FEPS want to organise the activities of the national foundations, nor does it aims at acting as an umbrella organisation: FEPS shall serve as a platform to those who wish to work together on the European level.

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