Commissioner Ferreira and Former HRVP Mogherini among the speakers that will join Call to Europe 10th edition

25/05/2021

‘Recovering Europe: Mind the Social Gaps’ is the theme of the 10th edition of Call to Europe, the annual flagship conference organised by the Foundation for European Progressives Studies (FEPS) and its partners. The event will take place between Tuesday May 25 and Thursday May 27.

With this conference, FEPS and the progressive political family intend to contribute to the debate around the action needed for an inclusive and sustainable recovery, one that overcomes the worrisome trend of growing inequalities.


This year, the annual FEPS Call to Europe flagship conference celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Over the past ten years, Call to Europe has evolved into a key progressive platform where experts, civil society representatives and policy-makers jointly contribute to a melting pot of progressive ideas.

FEPS Secretary-General László Andor: “We knew that inequality was a growing problem in Europe in the pre-pandemic years, but now it is an even greater task to turn towards an economic and social model that offers not only opportunities but also guarantees for closing the social gaps. Without progressive strategies we may end up with more divided societies, which would in turn endanger democratic politics. With a stronger social dimension, the EU must become the driver of progressive transformation.”

Among the speakers:

  • Elisa FERREIRA, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, European Commission, Portugal / Thursday 16h45
  • Federica MOGHERINI, College of Europe Rector, former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Italy / Tuesday 16h30
  • Arancha GONZÁLEZ, Minister of Foreign Affairs European Union and Co-operation of Spain / Wednesday 16h15
  • Enrico GIOVANNINI, Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Italy
  • Pierre Yves DERMAGNE, Minister for Economy and Labour, Belgium / Wednesday 16h15
  • Ana Paula ZACARIAS, Secretary of State for EU Affairs, Portugal / Wednesday 16h15
  • Iratxe GARCÍA PÉREZ, President and MEP, S&D Group
  • Sergei STANISHEV, President, Party of European Socialists (PES)
  • Ed MILIBAND, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK, Labour MP for Doncaster North / Tuesday 18h30
  • Vasco CORDEIRO, Member of the Regional Parliament, Azores, First Vice President of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Adam TOOZE, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Columbia University
  • Carlota PEREZ, Honorary Professor, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)
  • (…)

Programme and info: www.calltoeurope.eu

Network
PES Committee of the Regions
PES Women
Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
Solidar
ThinkYoung
Young European Socialists (YES)
Find all related publications
Publications
24/01/2024

Progressive Yearbook 2024

Looking back to look ahead
12/12/2023

Bosnia-Herzegovina. How to build a viable road to EU membership

Balkan Focus policy brief series
29/11/2023

Social Europe: From vision to vigour

FEPS Primer series - Björn Hacker
13/11/2023

EU Treaties – Why they need targeted changes

An approach based on European public goods, citizenship and democracy
Find all related events
Events
Upcoming
04 - 05/04/2024
Portimão, Portugal

#ProgressivesSpeakUp 2024

School of young politicians on housing
Past
12/02/2024
Austrian Permanent Representation, Brussels

The European Pillar of Social Rights

Turning principles into practice
20/01/2024
London, UK (Hybrid)

FEPS-Fabian new year conference 2024

Plans for power
Find all related news
News
24/01/2024

Spanish Minister Teresa Ribera awarded FEPS ‘Progressive Person of the Year’

18/01/2024

FEPS President at Euronews talk-show ‘Brussels, my love?’

13/12/2023

Friends of the Western Balkans’ statement

04/10/2023

The EU at the time of the New Cold War

A manifesto signed by FEPS President and FEPS Secretary General
Find all related in the media
In the media

Teresa Ribera, premiada por su labor en política internacional

by El Plural 26/01/2024
Teresa Ribera has been recognized by FEPS with the 'Progressive Person of the Year' award during the launch of the 'Progressive Yearbook.' Article by El Plural

Teresa Ribera, premio ‘Pregressive person of the year’ por su labor en política internacional

by Europa Press 26/01/2024
Teresa Ribera has been recognized by FEPS with the 'Progressive Person of the Year' award during the launch of the 'Progressive Yearbook.' Article by Europa Press

Teresa Ribera, galardonada como “progresista” del año por la Fundación FEPS

by Agencia EFE 26/01/2024
Article by Spanish news agency Agencia EFE, republished by other media via newswire

Jacques Delors e um novo impulso europeu

by Público 08/01/2024
'Jacques Delors and a new European impulse' Article for Público by FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues about Jacques Delors' legacy and the future of Europe