FEPS Vice-President
Karl-Renner-Institute Director

Maria MALTSCHNIG serves since 2016 as Director of Karl-Renner-Institut, which is the political academy of the Austrian Social Democratic Party. She graduated from Vienna University of Economics (having a degree in socioeconomics), and she has extensive political experience, having started her involvement in VSSTÖ (Federation of Socialist Students) – of which organisation she also was elected a chair of in 2008 -2009. Subsequently, she worked as a consultant for the Chamber of Labour and for the Federal Ministry of Finance, after which she was appointed as the Head of the Cabinet of the Austrian Chancellor in 2016. In parallel with the diverse responsibilities, she also was a member of the supervisory board of the publishing house “Facultas Verlags-und Buchhandels AG“ in 2014 -2016.

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Prospects for a Keir Starmer premiership

What he can achieve and what obstacles stand in his way

Next Left Vol. 14

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

Next Left Vol.13

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

Next Left Vol.12

Progressivism after Covid: Experiences, impulses, ideas
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Austria: no easy coalition for Kurz

The previously strong far-right finally stumbled over its numerous scandals.

Election in Austria: an uphill battle for Social Democrats

The snap elections which are held as a consequence prove to be difficult for the SPÖ
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Vienna, Austria (Expert meeting)

Conflict, leadership and change: Europe’s response to Russian aggression and global shifts

'Forging Europe's Leadership' book launch
Stockholm, Sweden (Hybrid)

Led by machines

Launch of the FEPS-Nordics Digital Programme on algorithmic management and workers' rights
12 - 13/05/2023
Warsaw, Poland

Next Left Focus Group

Participation in the IV Congress Forum Postępu
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Progressive MPs and MEPs advocate for the fulfilment of the promise made in Thessaloniki to the Western Balkans

Open letter to the European leaders ahead of the EU - Western Balkans Summit
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9th Oxford Symposium

Flagship event of the Next Left thematic field

Next Left Focus Group

Participation in the IV Congress Forum Postępu

The promise of freedom and democracy

European Social Democracy ahead of the 2024 EP elections
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