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  • And now, let’s build resilient democracies together

    May 11, 2021

    Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 17:00-19:30 CET via Facebook

    We are pleased to invite you to the first seminar in a series of four:

    Democracies around the world are under pressure. The economic and socio-political performance of democracy has been challenged by right-wing populist movements and the mismanagement of various global crises. The future of social democracy depends to a large extent on how we can build together resistant, resilient and efficient democracies, capable of facing the challenges of the future with our values?

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  • Call to Europe 10

    May 25th - 27th, 2021

    Virtual festival, 25-27 May 2021

    Recovering Europe: Mind the Social Gaps’ is the topic of the 10th edition of Call to Europe. Fighting inequalities and ensuring an inclusive and sustainable recovery for Europe is the most pressing issue in times of Covid-19!

    This year's Call to Europe will be a three-day highly interactive virtual festival, which will include cultural activities, online competitions, and storytelling by progressive changemakers.

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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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  • Towards and individual right to adult learning for all Europeans

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latest news

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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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