next left

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.

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resources

events

  • Brexit and the UK/EU future: the view from the left

    June 25, 2020

    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...

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  • FEPS - Fabian Society New Year's conference 2020

    January 18, 2020
    Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London, NW1 2BJ United Kingdom

    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...

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  • The EU, Brexit and the future of the UK election – what are the prospects for Britain and can Europe become more cohesive?

    November 25, 2019
    Rue Montoyer, 40. 1000 Brussels

    The UK’s 2016 referendum on EU membership posed fundamental questions for both Britain and the EU. On the one hand, governments in London have struggled to bring the co...

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  • Velvet Capitalism

    October 16, 2019
    DOX, Poupětova 1

    30 years after the Velvet Revolution, FEPS, in partnership with the Masarykova Demokratická Akademie, the Czech office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Academy of...

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  • To inspire Europe: insights from the success story of social democracy in Spain (Prague)

    July 04, 2019

    FEPS is particularly thrilled to hold a reflection session in Prague upon the invitation of our Czech colleagues of Masarykova Democraticka Academy and in cooperation wit...

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  • “Responsibility and Development: New Agenda for Europe and the World”

    April 25, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland

    Presentation of the Lamy’s Group Declaration - “Priotarising People and Planet” Upon the personal invitation of the former President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniews...

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  • FEPS Next Left Group Meeting

    November 19th - 20th, 2018
    Vienna, Austria

    The FEPS Next Left Group (merged from the networks formerly known as Focus and Working Groups) will meet for a closed session in the hospitable premises of the Renner Ins...

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  • Open Left, Next Left Conference

    September 07th - 08th, 2018
    St Catherine’s College, Oxford

    The event is the 6th annual symposium organised by FEPS, Policy Network and Renner Institut. As in the past, this year’s event consist of a conference, in a participato...

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  • FEPS Next Left Focus and Working Group Meeting

    December 18th - 20th, 2017
    Rue Montoyer 40. 1000 Brussels Rue Montoyer 40. 1000 Brussels

    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...

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  • Europe's future ahead. Our Progressive Roadmap

    December 01st - 02nd, 2017
    Pavilhão Carlos Lopes Parque Eduardo VII 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal Pavilhão Carlos Lopes Parque Eduardo VII 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal

    The European Union is going through crucial times. After a long period of economic, political and social crises, which have exposed the structural inadequacies of the Eur...

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projects

  • Next Left Academic Symposiums

    May 11, 2018

    The “High Level Seminars” have been the activities, which have been organised as a conclusion of a longer-term processes involving preparatory workshops, drafting of research papers and involving in an exchange with

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  • Next Left Working Group

    May 11, 2018

    Next Left Working Group Meetings

    The 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
  • Next Left

    April 24, 2018
    NEXT LEFT

    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

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