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Upcoming Events
Events
30-31 May 2022, Berlin (Germany)

The Day of Progressive economy is a two-day hybrid congress organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in partnership with FEPS, the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK).

We are embarking on the frequently invoked β€œdecade of modernisation,” which will be accompanied by massive investment and expenditure needs. However, in the wake of the Corona pandemic, public debt in Germany and Europe has grown to record levels. The question of war and peace in Europe has also returned in full force. The economic and social consequences will be immense. The European and global economy is facing new uncertainties.
28 May, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Africa Day, the largest event on Africa and international cooperation in the Netherlands, is back!

This year, the event – hosted by Foundation Max van der Stoel and FEPS – will focus on
the importance of African voices in civic discussions and policy at the national and international levels.

How can we achieve the essential renewal of this relationship on equal footing? How did the pandemic impact this relationship? We aim to answer these questions at the 2022 Africa Day. More information on the event web page!
24 May 14:00 – 15:30, FEPS Headquarters (Brussels)

This event will present the paper series resulting from the year-long project β€œVoting during pandemics – making democracy resilient in turbulent times – experiences from Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe”.

While a lot has been said about COVID’s socio-economic challenges, there seems to have been relatively less attention paid to what it meant when it comes to political processes. This is the niche this publication addresses.

This project is run by FEPS, the Institute for Social Integration (ISI), Centrum Im. Ignacego DaszyDskiego, Masarykova demokratická akademie, Foundation for a Democratic Left and Drustvo Progresiva.

POLICY BRIEF
European Industrial Policy: A crucial element of strategic autonomy

by Jonathan Hackenbroich and Sebastian Dullien

As part of a more extended reflection of the European Strategic Autonomy, this Policy Brief reflects on the relevance of a solid industrial policy and the main lines of action to construct it. Russia’s war in Ukraine has ushered in a new era for Europe’s economic diplomacy, supply security, and military spending. The war poses a fundamental challenge, and the EU has also set ambitious goals for decarbonisation and digitalisation. Read More
POLICY STUDY
A macro-development perspective on euro area imbalances

by Juan Montecino

This study argues that recent macroeconomic trends in the Euro Area suggest that Germany’s current account surpluses are responsible for a β€˜Dutch disease’-style de-industrialisation in periphery economies. There are also tentative signs that the loss of competitiveness may leave lasting scars on these economies’ productivity levels.

This research is part of a cooperation between FEPS and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), based at Columbia University, founded by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. Read More
7 – 9 July, Reggio Emilia (Italy)

📢 Are you a young politician in your city or region? Do you want to lead the way towards a more inclusive and progressive Europe?

Then join us on 7-9 July in Reggio Emilia for the third edition of the #ProgressivesSpeakUp School of young local politicians ⏰ Find out more and apply before June 1st.

This year’s School will focus on an important priority of European progressives: promoting equal access to high-quality early childhood education and care for all children in the EU.
On 27 April, the Commission proposed a package of five different measures to facilitate legal migration to the EU from non-EU countries. Although the individual measures are useful, they will do little on their own to create more immigration opportunities because access to the EU labour market is controlled by member states. Read More
#121 FEPS Talks Podcast
Sanctions on Russia: the German and wider European debate

🎙️Prof Dr Jens SΓΌdekum (Heinrich Heine University DΓΌsseldorf) and Dr LΓ‘szlΓ³ Andor, FEPS Secretary General, assess the ongoing debate on the sanctions on Russia in Germany and in the rest of Europe.

They discuss what could be the consequences of harder decisions related to the oil and gas imports from Russia and how the current situation can affect the EU competitiveness and economic growth potential. Prof SΓΌdekum highlights the need for a more autonomous Europe in terms of defence as well as energy. The speakers also discuss the different scenarios this war can leave behind for Europe: continuing economic warfare with Russia, leading the reconstruction of Ukraine, and a reinforced economic architecture within the European Union.

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