László ANDOR

FEPS Secretary General

László Andor is a Hungarian economist, and former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (2010-2014). Since stepping down from the Commission, he has been head of department of economic policy at Corvinus University (Budapest), Senior Fellow at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and a visiting professor at ULB (Brussels) as well as Sciences Po (Paris). He also became member in various think tanks (EPC, RAND Europe, Friends of Europe) in an advisory capacity.

Between 1991 and 2005, Andor taught political science and economic policy in Budapest, and was editor of the progressive social science journal Eszmélet. He was also a regular columnist for the weekly business magazine Figyelő and the daily Népszava. He has authored, edited or co-edited a dozen books in Hungary, including on economic and political history, comparative economics and globalization. Andor has also taught at Rutgers (State University of New Jersey, USA) as Visiting Fulbright Professor (1997-8) and worked as an adviser for the World Bank on SAPRI (Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative). He also worked as an adviser for the Budget Committee of the Hungarian Parliament (1998-9) and the Prime Minister’s Office (2002-5). From 2005 to 2010, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the EBRD (London), representing the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia.

Andor holds a degree in Economic Sciences from Karl Marx (now Corvinus) University, an MA in Development Economics from the University of Manchester, and PhD from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1995). He was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa at Sofia University of National and World Economy and the Legion of Honour by the French President in 2014.

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Next Left Vol. 15

Progressive Ambition: How to shape Europe in the next decade

Progressive Yearbook 2024

Looking back to look ahead

Europe and the war in Ukraine

From Russian aggression to a new Eastern policy

Next Left Vol. 14

Crisis and progressive politics: How to make hard choices and succeed?
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Progressive Post

Europe’s revamping is underway


The wheels are coming off


Social investment is key to overcoming the inclusion impasse

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Brussels, Belgium

The transformative power of economic democracy

Towards democratic practices in public spending, the workplace, urban planning and public services
Expert meeting, FEPS HQ

Social Europe in the new EU Economic Governance framework

Integrating social investment & social policy actors
FEPS HQ, Brussels

A new narrative for a just transition?

Policy study launch
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FEPS at the PES Election Congress in Rome


The EU at the time of the New Cold War

A manifesto signed by FEPS President and FEPS Secretary General

Open Progressive University

FEPS launches first e-learning platform for Social Democrats
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Youth unemployment hurts communities, its time for a new deal, says Andor

by Euractiv 15/05/2024
Read FEPS Secretary General László Andor's interview on the consequences of youth unemployment for communities

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

Veinte años del ‘big bang europeo’, el espejo en el que se mira la próxima gran ampliación hacia el Este

by El País 02/05/2024
'Twenty years of the 'European big bang', the mirror in which the next big eastward enlargement is viewed' El País' article on EU enlargement features input from FEPS Secretary General László Andor, offering insights on the lessons to be learned from the 2004 enlargement

Hidak közel és távol

by Népszava 02/05/2024
'Bridges close and far' Article written by László Andor in the newspaper Népszava about Hungary's accession to the EU

State of the Union: End of the mandate, enlargement and revolution

by Euronews 29/04/2024
Secretary General Lászlo Andor discusses the 20th anniversary of the "big bang" enlargement of the EU with Euronews
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‘Social Europe in the new EU Economic Governance framework’ Flickr album

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

Unions for a New Social Agenda with Esther Lynch

FEPS Talks #147
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