Maria João RODRIGUES

FEPS President

Since 2017 is the President of the European Foundation of 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
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 […]
15/09/2020

Renewing Multilateralism for the 21st Century

As the year 2020 is the starting point for the UN system to discuss the […]
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Events
26 - 28/05/2022

Vision Conference on Future of Europe – The EU’s man on the moon moment

26 – 28 may 2022, Certosa di Pontignano (Siena) This Vision conference organized with the University of […]
03/07/2022

Intergenerational Solidarity and Democratic Participation

To mark the European Day of Solidarity between Generations, the Young European Socialists (YES) and the […]
03/07/2022

The Future of Europe starts today

Florence (Italy), 21 March 2022 The European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA) and the Historical Archives of the European […]
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News
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 […]
16/05/2022

Siena conference on the Future of Europe

The event was held on the 26-27-28th May at the Certosa di Pontignano, Siena (Italy). […]
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In the media

Da Prodi a Rodrigues, domani al via la ’Terza conferenza sul futuro dell’Europa’

by La Nazione 25/05/2022

Visioni e strategie per disegnare il futuro europeo 

by La Nazione 23/05/2022

Flames of Kyiv

by Encompass 17/05/2022

Há novos “riscos” de desigualdades regionais na UE

by Mundo a o minuto 10/05/2022
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Audiovisual
"Ethical AI in geopolitical world" workshop.

Ethical AI in a geopolitical world

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

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

FEPS Annual Autumn Academy 2021 | Summary Video