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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26/01/2022

Progressive Yearbook 2022

FEPS’ Progressive Yearbook has become a tradition and is now close to the heart of […]
27/05/2021

Book: Our European Future

FEPS contribution to the Conference on the Future of Europe
28/01/2021

Progressive Yearbook 2021

What an extraordinary year 2020 was! And what an extraordinary challenge it is to drive […]
25/09/2020

Saving jobs and protecting incomes: from national schemes to a European double safety net

Job-saving schemes predicated upon the tenets of short-time work have been successful in preventing mass […]
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Events
05/07/2022

Work ahead: labour in the platform economy

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – Competence Centre on the Future of Work and the FEPS in cooperation with the European […]
12/05/2022

Policy Measures for a Just Transition

12 May 2022 Ideas for Designing a Structural Transformation to Reduce Inequalities Policy discussions in […]
30 - 31/05/2022
Berlin (Germany) | Online

Day of Progressive Economic Policy 2022

Hybrid Conference, Berlin (Germany), 30-31 May 2022 We are embarking on the frequently invoked “decade […]
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21/06/2022

Ahead of this week’s European Council, progressive MEPs and MPs urge EU leaders to take resolute actions toward the Western Balkans

On 17 and 18 June, the ‘Friends of the Western Balkans’, the newly established network […]
31/05/2022

HRVP Josep Borrell participates in FEPS expert meeting on the war and the reconstruction of Ukraine

On May 23rd, FEPS organised a timely expert meeting on the war and the reconstruction […]
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Leaders Must Choose a Just Energy Transition and a Social Europe

by Euractiv 30/05/2022

I giovani hanno paura della guerra in Europa. E vogliono più spese militari

by 24 ORE 18/05/2022

Flames of Kyiv

by Encompass 17/05/2022
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Western Balkans closed-door meeting

Friends of the Western Balkans – 1st meeting

Borrell - FEPS expert meeting on the war and the reconstruction of Ukraine

HRVP Josep Borrell at FEPS expert meeting on Ukraine war and reconstruction

#CallToEurope – 2021 Highlights