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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Publications
25/01/2023

Progressive Yearbook 2023

Looking back to look ahead
19/01/2023

Next Left Vol.13

Progressive proposals for turbulent times: How to boost the political, organizational and electoral potential
18/01/2023

Next Left Vol.12

Progressivism after Covid: Experiences, impulses, ideas
04/10/2022

Europe’s social integration

Welfare models and economic transformations
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Events
29/01/2023

Social Measures in the NRRPs

Recovery Watch series
29/01/2023

Progressive Yearbook launch 2023

Looking back to look ahead
29/01/2023

9th Barbara Prammer Symposium 2023

European perspectives for a gender-just welfare policy
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26/01/2023

Grzegorz Pietruczuk is FEPS Progressive Person of the Year

FEPS Progressive Person of the Year 2023
20/10/2022

Europe’s largest Gen Z-focused research ever conducted

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and ThinkYoung have conducted, over 3 years, Europe’s […]
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 […]
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EU musí řešit ekonomické problémy spolu s těmi sociálními, shodli se experti

by Euractiv 14/12/2022
Euractiv article on the Call to Europe conference, in Prague: 'The EU must tackle economic and social problems together'

A baloldal főutcája

by Népszava 21/11/2022
Article by FEPS Secretary General László Andor on the state of social democracy after the PES congress - “The main street of the left”

Franklin D. Roosevelt és a New Deal – Beszélgetés Andor Lászlóval

by Tilos Rádió 12/11/2022
FEPS Secretary General László Andor participates on 'Régen minden jobb volt' (Everything used to be better) backward-looking history programme on HU 'Tilos Rádió' on Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The EU’s magic solution

by Euractiv 29/09/2022
Interview with FEPS Secretary General László Andor on the conditionality mechanism to Hungary

La spirale du prix de là guerre

by europanova 16/09/2022
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#126 FEPS Talks: China and the EU: towards partnership or confrontation?

Call to Europe Prague: Interview with László Andor

Interview with FEPS Secretary General László Andor, about his book Europe’s social integration: Welfare models and economic transformations, […]

Territorial Just Transition Plans: Stakeholder meeting

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