09:00 - 18:00
London, UK (Hybrid)
FEPS-Fabian new year conference 2023
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Continuing its longstanding tradition of one of the first major political events of the year, FEPS and the Fabian Society were pleased to be co-organising another edition of the New Year Reception on the 21st of January 2023.

Voices from across the labour movement and Europe took part in our fully hybrid conference as we discussed the left’s ‘Pathway to power’.

Find here the full agenda.

Among the speakers:

  • Katarina BARLEY, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group.
  • Pedro Silva PEREIRA, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group.
  • João ALBUQUERQUE, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group.
  • Sara CERDAS, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group.
  • Stewart WOOD, Labour member of the House of Lords and a Fellow of Magdalen College.
  • Frazer CLARKE, Political Advisor, S&D Group.
  • Nicoletta PIROZZI, Head of Programme on European Union and Institutional Relations Manager at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI).
  • Marcin DUMA, Director, Instytut Badań Społecznych i Rynkowyc (IBRIS).
  • Dominic AFSCHARIAN, Research officer and Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Tübingen.
  • Prof Daphne HALIKIOPOULOU, University of York.
  • Eunice GOES, Professor, Politics, Richmond American University.
  • Jonathan REYNOLDS, Member of the Parliament, Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Energy.
  • Torsten BELL, CEO – Resolution Foundation.
  • Kate BELL, Assistant General Secretary – TUC.
  • Bridget PHILLIPSON, Member of the Parliament, Shadow Secretary of State for Education.
  • Darren NORTHCOTT, National officer for education, NASUWT.
  • Cllr MARIANNA MASTERS, Deputy cabinet member for children and young people, chair Fabian Women’s Network.
  • Jessica STUDDERT, Deputy chief executive – New Local Government Network.
  • Ayesha HAZARIKA, Times Radio, on Gordon Brown devolution commission.
  • Marvin REES, Mayor of Bristol.
  • Mick ANTONIW, Counsel General for Wales, Minister for the Constitution.
  • Anneliese DODDS, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and equalities, Chair of the Labour Party.
  • Cllr SATVIR KAUR, Leader Southampton Council, PPC Southampton Itchen.
  • Chris CURTIS, Researcher – Opinium, PPC Milton Keynes North.
  • Cllr Jessica TOALE, Human rights, Foreign Policy.
  • Cllr Shaista AZIZ, former international aid worker, author ‘a feminist foreign policy’.
  • Cllr Alice MACDONALD, former Save the Children.
  • Mark LEONARD, European Council for foreign relations.
  • Paul MASON, Journalist, commentator.
  • Edward MILIBAND, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero.
  • Shaun SPIERS, Executive Director – Green Alliance.
  • Fiona HARVEY, Envrionment editor – The Guardian.
  • Polly BILLINGTON, CEO, UK100.
  • Jonathan ASHWORTH, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
  • Dr Halima BEGUM, Chief Executive – Runnymead Trust.
  • Stewart LANSLEY, Author.
  • Dame Diana JOHNSON, Chair, Home Affairs Select Committee.
  • Baroness Ruth ANDERSON, CEO, Index Censorship, former Member of the Parliament.
  • Ian DUNT, Columnist, The i Newspaper, Podcast – ‘oh god what now’, formerly ‘remainiacs’, author.
  • Sunder KATWALA, Director, British Futures.
  • Anita CHARLESWORTH, The Health Foundation.
  • Cllr Salma ARIF, Cabinet member for public health, Leeds Council.
  • Cllr Khayer CHOWDHURY, Cabinet member for crime, safety and community cohesion, Redbridge.
  • Cllr Dora DIXON-FYLE, Cabinet member for community safety, Southwark.
  • Kate GREEN, Deputy Mayor of Manchester for crime.
  • Dame Vera BAIRD, former solicitor general for England and Wales.
  • Rick MUIR, Director, The Police Foundation.
  • Neil BIBBY, Shadow minister for transport.
  • Cllr Liz CLEMENTS, Cabinet member for transport, Birmingham.
  • Seb DANCE, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport.

For more information, please contact Céline Guedes at celine.guedes@feps-europe.eu

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