next democracy

Motivated to feed and influence the debate around the Future of European Democracy as well as coming forward with forward-looking solutions to further democratize the European project, FEPS intends to develop new initiatives and pursue existing ones in view of deepening EU democracy whilst empowering EU citizens and young people especially, fighting populism with progressive answers and last but not least by ceasing the opportunity that the digital revolution can bring about in enabling a stronger civic participation in political discussions and democratic processes.




  • Resilient democracies in Europe

    July 06, 2021

    Virtual event, Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:00-12:30 CET via Facebook Live Democracies around the world are under pressure. The economic and socio-political performance...

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  • Let me say this... – project launch. Video #1 – Democracy

    February 26, 2021

    Friday, 26th February 2021 - (12:00 – 12:30 CET) The Let me say this project is about storytelling. Progressive activists and change makers all over the worl...

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  • Integrity in Political Parties of Southeastern Europe

    October 29, 2020

    On 29 October the Foundation for European Progressive Studies in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute BiH and the Olof Palme International Center organised ...

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  • FEPS Annual Autumn Academy (AAA)

    September 28th - 30th, 2020

    This extraordinary training event, powered by FEPS in cooperation with Members and Partners, will take you on an inspiring journey through key European themes. Participat...

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  • FMA Webinar - “Together for the future of Europe”

    September 09, 2020

    On 9 September 2020, for the first time ever, the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA), four main European Political Foundations and the European Universi...

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  • Populism: is it transforming Europe's politics?

    July 02, 2020

    A constellation of so-called populist political parties – either right- or left-wing, sovereignist or radical left, but equally challenging for traditional parties – ...

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  • 2020 Progressive Governance Digital Summit

    June 15th - 19th, 2020

    The 2020 Progressive Governance Digital Summit, co-hosted by FEPS, brought together more than 100 international speakers, who exchanged ideas and developed concepts ...

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  • What is the European Dream? - FEPS Future of Europe debate series

    May 09, 2020
    FEPS. Rue Montoyer 40

    Online conference from 11 am. European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and #Foresight, Maroš Šefčovič, participating as Keynote Speaker T...

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  • Youth, Internet and Democracy

    November 14, 2019
    Auditorio CaixaForum Madrid. Paseo del Prado, 36

    In the framework of the Millennial Dialogue project and the GENERA Intergenerational Forum, FEPS, Fundación Felipe González, partners and invited experts will debate th...

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  • Call to Europe: Time for Progress!

    June 13th - 15th, 2019

    FEPS, in partnership with S&D Group, invites you to the 8th Call to Europe conference, the signature conference of FEPS and a reference point for the progressive fami...

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  • How to restart Europe & the transatlantic partnership for #NextGeneration Progress

    April 25, 2019
    Kalkscheune, Johannisstraße 2, 10117

    From America to Europe, national-populist movements and parties are on the march. In the United States, a nationalist demagogue has captured one of the major parties – ...

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  • Call to Europe Dublin - Thinking Outside the Ballot Box: Democracy and the EU

    February 08, 2019
    Dublin Hilton, Charlemont PL, Saint Kevin’s Dublin, Ireland

    European Democracy is at a critical juncture. Diminishing faith in government, rising populism, increasing constraints on civil society and democratic participation, and ...

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  • FEPS New Year’s reception

    January 30, 2019
    Steigenberger Wiltcher’s,Place Stéphanie, 71 Avenue Louise, 1050, Brussels

    30th January 2019. Welcome drink from 18:30 Steigenberger Wiltcher’s,Place Stéphanie, 71 Avenue Louise, 1050, Brussels 19:00 - 20:00 "THE VOICE: Millennial Dialogue ...

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  • CAN I CHANGE MY FUTURE? Progressives ways for the European Union

    December 07, 2018
    ISCTE - Instituto Universitario de Lisboa - Avenida Professor Anibal Bettencourt. Building 2 Northern Entrance. Room B103

    A high-level conversation organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in the fram...

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  • Go Beyond – Democracy, culture, cohesion, participation

    26th October 2018 - 01st March 2019
    Rome – Bologna – Naples

    The Foundation for European Progressive Studies in cooperation with the Fondazione Pietro Nenni will launch on October 26 in Rome (10h30, Sede Confederale della UIL, vial...

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  • Notes for a European Progressive Agenda FEPS EuDem Summer School

    June 29th - 30th, 2018

    Venue: Florence Friday 29: European University Institute, Villa Salviati, Historical Archives of the European Union Saturday 30: Casa del Popolo 25 Aprile, via Bron...

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  • Political Academy “National Sovereignty and European Union

    June 21, 2018
    Fondazione Modigliani. Via dell’Arco del Monte 99, Rome

    The Foundation for European Progressive Studies in cooperation with Associazione Socialismo will promote a cycle of lectures by authoritative academics to be held every w...

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  • Mind the gap: bringing progressive movements and parties together

    01st December - 02nd November
    Pavilhão Carlos Lopes Parque Eduardo VII 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal Pavilhão Carlos Lopes Parque Eduardo VII 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal

    Social democratic political parties in Europe are increasingly challenged in their role as actors and engines of economic and societal change. Globalisation, the rise of ...

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  • The State of Populism in Europe

    November 16th - 18th, 2017
    Hotel Intercontinental (Apáczai Csere J. u. 12-14, Budapest, 1052) Hotel Intercontinental (Apáczai Csere J. u. 12-14, Budapest, 1052)

    The State of Populism in Europe is an initiative that aims to shed a deeper understanding of the root causes of the populism trends in the European continent wh...

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  • What is the European Dream?

    May 08, 2020

    Survey on European Dreams for the Future of Europe

    In partnership with Policy Solutions, Hungary

    The founders of the European project were dreamers. They dreamed of a united Europe: a continent of peace, solidarity and shared prosperity. A Europe without borders and divisions

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  • Call to Europe

    June 22, 2018

    Since its first edition in 2011, Call to Europe has become the signature conference of FEPS and a reference point for the progressive family in Europe. This is due to its capacity of bringing together a unique multi-stakeholder community of progressive politicians, civil society and media to

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  • Millennial Dialogue

    June 21, 2018

    The long-standing research project of FEPS “The Millennial Dialogue” brought about fascinating insights with regards to the aspirations and expectations of the so-called Millennial generation (those aged 15 – 35, born between 1980 – 2000) towards politics and political systems.


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  • Fighting Populism with Progressive Answers

    June 21, 2018

    Partners involved Policy Solutions, Táncsics, FJJ, DPZ, FES Budapest, Kalevi Sorsa, Nenni Foundation


    Progressive parties are in a defense position in most EU member states. From an electoral perspective, social democrats have been challenged by populist forces from

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