Maria João RODRIGUES

FEPS President

Since 2017, Maria João Rodrigues is the President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), the only progressive think tank at the European level, formed by forty national member foundations across Europe.

Maria João Rodrigues former Portuguese minister of Prime Minister Antonio Guterres, is a European politician with a long track in all European institutions: EU Presidencies, Council, European Council, European Commission and, more recently, European Parliament. She played a relevant role is several big European initiatives: the EU growth and jobs strategy, the Lisbon Treaty, the Eurozone reform, the European Social Pillar, the interface with EU external strategic partners and the Roadmap for EU’s future.

Recently, she was Vice-President of S&D Group in the European Parliament, a parliamentary group with 189 members from all Member States, where she was in charge of the coordination of the parliamentary work and the inter-institutional negotiation on the EU agenda.

As an academic, she is full professor and was the Chair of the European Commission Board for socio-economic research. She has around one hundred publications and as expert and politician, has done more than two thousands conferences across Europe and the world.

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Publications
19/04/2024

A New Global Deal

Reforming world governance
24/01/2024

Progressive Yearbook 2024

Looking back to look ahead
13/11/2023

EU Treaties – Why they need targeted changes

An approach based on European public goods, citizenship and democracy
25/01/2023

Progressive Yearbook 2023

Looking back to look ahead
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Progressive Post
25/04/2024

25 April, a very special democratic revolution

A personal memoir
04/01/2024

Jacques Delors and a new European impulse

14/11/2023

Europe in times of wars

07/06/2023

The West in the minority or the reform of global governance

04/01/2023

A war of the 20th century and challenges of the 21st one

28/06/2022

Enlarging, deepening, re-positioning – the European equation ahead

By granting candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova and by recommitting to the EU membership of the Western Balkans, the European Union opened a new phase of its enlargement which will redesign the European political map again. It was undoubtedly the right decision to assert European sovereignty and also to welcome an embattled country which is showing with bravery that it belongs to the European future and not to a war of the past. A war of the past in Europe because it combines the clash of empires of WW I with the clash of political regimes of WW II. The future in Europe is being created by the values of freedom, equality, solidarity, democracy and sustainability and by a process of European integration which involves enlargement but also deepening. Deepening is a pre-condition for successful enlargement. But as enlargement has now become a political and moral imperative, the issue today is not about choosing between one or another. It is rather about how to make both with a new approach.
09/03/2022

The implications of the war in Ukraine for the European project

03/03/2022

The EU should rise to rescue a European democratic nation from foreign tyranny

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Events
09 - 10/05/2024
Nairobi, Kenya

UN Civil Society Conference

FEPS panel: A New Global Deal to implement the SDGs
25/04/2024
Vienna, Austria (Expert meeting)

A new global deal to advance and implement the SDGs

Towards the Summit and Pact of the Future
22/03/2024
Brussels, Belgium

Towards a global pact for a better future for people and the planet

Navigating through the poly-crisis
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News
02/04/2024

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

04/03/2024

FEPS at the PES Election Congress in Rome

23/02/2024

FEPS mission to Brazil

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Alleen de Europese Unie kan de mensen echt beschermen

by Sampol 07/05/2024
'Only the European Union can really protect people' In Sampol's article, FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues analyses the current state of the European Union in the run-up to the European elections

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

Does the European Union have the resources to match its ambitions?

by Euronews 02/04/2024
Maria João Rodrigues discusses reforming EU institutions. Available in ES, PT, & FR

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

by Euronews 16/03/2024
FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues discusses NATO expansions and elections in Russia and Portugal on Euronews talk-show ‘Brussels, my love?‘

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

by Euronews 15/01/2024
Panellists discussed topics including EU fiscal rules reform, German farmer's protests, and the decision of Charles Michel to quit his job early to run for MEP.
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Audiovisual

‘Call to Europe: The Future is Social’ Flickr album

‘A new global deal to advance and implement the SDGs’ Flickr album

Towards a global pact for a better future for people and the planet – Flickr Album

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