Join the first FEPS COVID Response Webinar on Friday 17 April at 2PM:
The global financial crisis left us with a certainty: the EU is not well equipped with counter-cyclical measures that can promptly respond to negative shocks. Many influential voices have put forward proposals for a stabilisation function within the EU or the Euro area, nonetheless we have entered this new unexpected crisis without the policy tools we needed to offset it. Once again, European institutions have the difficult task now to design and implement new policy arrangements amidst the emergency. One of the instruments proposed, the "Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency" (SURE) is one of the likely innovations brought to life thanks to the pandemic-induced political will.
The counter-cyclical tool that many economists and policy-makers were proposing was an automatic permanent policy, not a temporary measure; it was meant to cover for the income support to the unemployed, not for short-time work arrangements; it was also based at least in part on grants and transfers and not uniquely in rather short term loans. Is Europe SURE that this is the way to go? What can be improved in the current proposal? What accompanying measures could enhance the stabilisation power of EU intervention agents the socio-economic emergency that will follow the pandemic?
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14.00-17.00 CET. Online conference.
FEPS joins SOLIDAR for its European Conference 2020 to discuss lessons learned from the pandemic in the social realm, as well as CSOs' role in a just recovery.
As the pandemic endures, t... learn more
4 December 2020 - 11AM. Online meetiong upon invistation only.
To kick-off a new project on circular economy that FEPS will be running with partners a policy review meeting will be held. The objective is to gather experts, policy-makers, academics and stakeholders together to dis... learn more
Monday, 7 December 2020, 12.30-13.30 (Brussels local time; CET) via Zoom
For over four months Belarusian citizens have continued