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  • What is Progressive? The EU and the challenge of enlargement to the Western Balkans

    June 18, 2021

    Online Roundtable Discussion, Friday, 18 June 2021

    This is a closed-door event.

    This virtual roundtable debate will focus on the challenges of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans that both the Union and candidate members are facing. The event will be an opportunity for policymakers and scholars to reflect on the different political options and enhance a better understanding of what a progressive take on further enlargement of the European Union would look like.

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  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic crisis on European public opinion - FEPS & FES roundtable

    June 22, 2021

    Zoom meeting, Tuesday 22 June 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 CET

    On Tuesday 22 June 2021, FEPS and FES will bring forward during this sneak peek event the first results of a 6 countries-wide survey regarding changing citizen’s attitudes in the times of pandemic. The survey and the report were commissioned in fall 2020 – amidst the second wave of COVID-19 hitting all across the world.

    This survey has been completed by Instituto Cattaneo (with help of Dynata) and has acquired answers in Sweden, Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain and France with a large sample (1000 respondents per each of them).

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  • Financing the EU Green Deal - Policy Breakfast Series #2

    June 23, 2021

    Webinar, Wednesday 23 June 2021, 08:45 - 09:30 CET

    A vast amount of money will be needed to finance the transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy whilst investment in polluting infrastructure will have to cease.

    What ‘rules of the game’ need to change in order to redirect private capital flows in support of our long-term societal objectives? What is the role of central banks and other supervisory authorities in managing the transition? How should public revenues and expenditures be revisited to achieve a real fair society?

    These are in essence the questions that FEPS would like to address in this Policy Breakfast series on Financing the EU Green Deal. Each meeting will consist of a policy presentation, followed by a discussion with experts and policymakers; to which you are invited to contribute.

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publications

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  • A European wealth tax for a fair and green recovery

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  • Progressive Yearbook 2021

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latest news

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  • Notice of vacancy: FEPS is recruiting a Policy Analyst on Climate and Environment

    May 12, 2021
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  • Joint Progressive Call for the right to housing

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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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