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  • Regional disparities - How to create well-being for everyone?

    April 20, 2021

    Online conference, Tuesday 20th April, 14:00 -15:30 (CET)

    The report Finland of Inequalities - Regional Socio-Economic Differences in Continental Finland will be presented in a webinar. The webinar can be viewed during the event on Facebook.

    Among the speakers:

    Sirpa Paatero, Minister of Local Government, Timo Aro, MP, North Karelia Region, Markus Hirvonen, Lapland SDP Member of the Board and Vice-President of the Sami Parliament, Anni Koivisto, Social policy advisor and Laura Kolbe, Professor and Helsinki City Councilor.

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  • Multilateralism at stake: Europe, global powers, regional organizations and UN system reform

    April 22, 2021

    Online Symposium, Thursday, 22 April 2021, 14:00-16:30 CET via Zoom

    Today's multilateral system is in a deep crisis, precisely when it is more needed. Against this backdrop, and in order to both protect and renew the multilateral agenda, FEPS and its partner organisations have been working for a year and a half with high-level experts from across the world to develop a blueprint for a renewed multilateralism and have already published the report ‘Renewing Multilateralism for the 21st Century’ on the eve of the 75th UN General Assembly last September.

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  • The Changing Role of the State: What Does it Mean for Europe?

    April 23, 2021

    Online conference, Friday 23 April, 16:45 - 18:00

    The 15th International Karl Polanyi Conference 'The Role of the State in the post-COVID 21st Century' organized by the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in partnership with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) will take place online on 21-24 April 2021. On this occasion, we aim at fostering discussions on the current consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and how governments around the world, international organizations and social movements are responding to the crisis and what this may mean for the future.

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publications

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  • Violence against lesbians, bi women and trans people: adapting the public response to the diversity of LGBTI+ life experiences

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  • Attitudes towards a European Health Union – The Case of Hungary

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  • FEPS supports the Statement of the Progressive Alliance: Global solidarity is the key to overcoming COVID-19

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  • Progressive leaders, academics and activists call for a European Child Union

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FEPS
initiatives

call to europe

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.

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United for

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.

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Care4Care

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.

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Child Union

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.

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Gender Based Violence

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.

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