The Second FEPS “Call to Europe”: Europe in the World

Speakers

21 - 22/06/2012
00:00:00 - 00:00:00
Brussels
The Second FEPS “Call to Europe”: Europe in the World
55880
13-the-second-feps-call-to-europe-europe-in-the-world
0

In order to give you access to our events, FEPS processes your personal data together with any other organiser of this event mentioned in the description of the event and in accordance with 'FEPS’ data protection policy.

In 2011, FEPS launched the “Call to Europe” initiative in order to address the challenges facing the European Union as we move through the 21st century. It sought to assess the progress of the European continent since World War II and of the integration process since the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1954. While this process has been remarkably successful in many ways – with more than 500 million people living in an order ruled by values such as peace, solidarity, freedom and democracy – the “European Project” faces many new and difficult challenges wrought by the present phase of globalisation. The pressures of global financial deregulation put the post-war socioeconomic paradigm under considerable strain and threatened, in particular, the keystone of this paradigm – the welfare state.

More recently, the movements towards further integration have brought major political challenges as Europeans face difficult decisions about how far and wide to pursue political integration. While political union was significantly furthered by the Maastricht Treaty, further advancements through the Treaties of Nice and Lisbon and the European Convention have not been able to address the concerns that people have over the quality of EU democratic process.

The 2011 “Call to Europe” conference sought to address these major themes with a view to helping citizens look at the European Union as a solution to the crises they face, rather than as part of the problem. It dealt the social, political and economic difficulties facing the European project and how they might best be addressed. Furthermore, last year’s conference addressed the issue of “Europe in the World”, looking at the position of the European Union in a context of multipolarity and a shift eastwards in the locus of global economic power.

This year, FEPS will once again return to the issue of “Europe in the World” and the whole “Call to Europe” conference will be dedicated to it.

More details

Find all related publications
Publications
18/04/2024

The transformation of the mainstream right and its impact on (social) democracy

15/04/2024

Expected labour market effects of the Green Deal Industrial Plan

The potential of labour policy for Just Transition regions
15/04/2024

Labour migration in the Western Balkans

Balkan Focus series
05/03/2024

A European feminist foreign policy?

The need for a progressive and transformative approach
Find all related news
News
19/04/2024

FEPS welcomes the signing of the La Hulpe Declaration

05/04/2024

FEPS supports the declaration of Portimão calling for affordable housing in the EU

Affordable housing needs Europe, Europe needs affordable housing
05/04/2024

FEPS stands with Zita Gurmai against persecution from Orban regime

02/04/2024

Interview with Maria João Rodrigues on the need for EU treaty changes with Euronews

Find all related in the media
In the media

Karl Polanyi against the ‘free market’ dystopia

by Social Europe 23/04/2024
In this article published in Social Europe, FEPS Secretary General László Andor reassess the Hungarian social scientist’s legacy.

Jetzt oder nie: Österreichs digitales Schicksal entscheidet sich (auch) im Klassenzimmer!

by Börse Express 14/04/2024
'Now or never: Austria's digital fate will (also) be decided in the classroom!' Börse Express's article mentions FEPS policy brief 'Europe needs high-tech talent'

EU-VÍZIÓ, Dull Szabolcs újságíró Andor Lászlóval beszélget

by MÚOSZ Magyar Újságírók Országos Szövetsége 11/04/2024
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the EU great Eastern enlargement, FEPS Secretary General László Andor talks, in this video interview to the Hungarian Journalists' Association, the functioning of the Commission and its further development.

Sustainable democracies need a sustainable media sector, says Jourová

by EURACTIV 02/04/2024
FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues discusses AI and journalism at Stars4Media event