The FEPS Next Left Research Programme has been founded in June 2009, with the goal to reflect upon the 2009 European Elections and prepare for the one to come. The programme quickly developed into a reference point for politicians, academics and experts in the field of the renewal of social democracy in Europe. With the support of the national foundations, and especially the Renner Institut as the partner in the project, it has been possible to realize a great deal of research, debates and publications across the EU and beyond.
This variety of activities has been executed through different groups within the FEPS Next Left Research Programme: the FEPS Next Left Focus Group, the FEPS Next Left Working Group on Eurodemocracy, the FEPS Young Academics Network, the FEPS Next Left Dialogue of Dialogues and the national round tables. The programme’s findings have been published within the FEPS Next Left Book Series, offering the PES, the S&D Group in the European Parliament and its sister parties an academic and analytical perspective on the current political state of the European Progressive movement. As a result of the increasing appreciation of the FEPS Next Left Research Programme, its position within the world of academia got strengthened, allowing the programme to grow and involve scholars and experts from different continents. The FEPS Next Left Research Programme is chaired by Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer. Within the FEPS Team it is coordinated by Dr. Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Senior Research Fellow.
Thursday 25th June -11am to 12.15pm (BST) / 12 noon to 1.15pm Almost 6 months has passed since the UK’s formal departure from the European Union and in that time the E...learn more
FEPS - Fabian Society New Year Confernce 2020 will take place on Saturday 18 January 2020, just five weeks after the December general election. This is a perfect opp...learn more
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The FEPS Next Left Focus and Working Groups will meet for the third time in the current cycle to review the progress within the ongoing research and hence after debate th...learn more
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Next Left Working Group MeetingsThe Next Left Working Group is a gathering of academics researching on the field of comparative politics in terms of partisan and euro-partisan system. Composed of 15 members, it launched a pilot research programme in 2012 on Eurodemocracy and europarties learn more
The FEPS Next Left Research Programme has been founded in June 2009, with the goal to reflect upon the 2009 European Elections and prepare for the one to come. The programme quickly developed into a reference point for politicians, academics and experts in the field of the renewal oflearn more