Roundtable: Is the Nordic model a solution to get out of the crisis

01/02/2012

The European understanding of the Nordic welfare model has often been simplified and over-optimistic. But the welfare regime has led to high levels economic competitiveness, social cohesion and well-being in all Nordic countries. Nevertheless, the recent developments in Nordic social policy – influenced by neo-liberal mainstream – have marked a shift towards a new mode of policy-making and new policy preferences. The time has come to assess this situation in a context of every country is looking for success models.
We organize this debate  on 29th February in the context of the launch of a new book “Rethinking Social Risks in the Nordics”, part of the Nordic Economies after the Crisis project, started by FEPS in 2010 with the support of the Finnish Kalevi Sorsa Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Joint Committee of the Nordic Social Democratic Labour Movement (SAMAK), Economic Council of the Labour Movement in Denmark and Swedish Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja.

Speakers

  • Maria JEPSEN, Director of Research, ETUI
  • Ville-PEKKA-SORSA, Editor of the book “Rethinking Social Risk in the Nordics”, Post-doctoral Researcher at University of Helsinki
  • Matthieu MEAULLE, Senior Researcher, FEPS
Network
Economic Council of the Labour Movement (ECLM)
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Kalevi Sorsa Foundation
Samak
Find all related publications
Publications
17/05/2024

External influences in the Western Balkans: Where are we at?

Balkan Focus Series
14/05/2024

Inequality and populism

FEPS YAN Series
13/05/2024

Labour migration from the European periphery to the EU’s core

FEPS YAN Series
15/04/2024

Labour migration in the Western Balkans

Balkan Focus series
Find all related events
Events
Past
21/05/2024
Expert meeting, FEPS HQ

Social Europe in the new EU Economic Governance framework

Integrating social investment & social policy actors
29/05/2024
Szeged, Hungary

Taxing the richest in the EU

For a just, social and green transition in Hungary
02/05/2024
Bratislava, Slovakia

Social and environmental justice in the EU

Who will pay for it?
Find all related news
News
29/04/2024

FEPS celebrates 20 years of the biggest EU enlargement

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
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

Orbánov boj z zunanjim sovražnikom ni bil kos inflaciji

by DELO 28/05/2024
In an article in Delo, László Andor criticises Viktor Orbán government's economic policies, such as not allowing Hungary to join the euro area, which he believes would have helped curb inflation. He also criticises the government for blaming external enemies such as the President of the European Commission, to cover up its own failures.

Ex-EU-Kommissar Andor: Orbán gerät an die Peripherie

by Austria Presse Agentur 28/05/2024
"Former EU Commissioner Andor: Orbán is relegated to the periphery" Austrian news agency APA interviewed FEPS Secretary General László Andor on Europe's political situation ahead of the upcoming EU elections.

A reform az európai parlamenti választás tétje

by Új Szó 14/05/2024
In this interview, FEPS Secretary-General László Andor discusses the 2024 European Parliament elections and current issues facing the EU

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.