In following up on the success of our international think tank meeting on the state of the European left-wing parties last November, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Budapest and Policy Solutions organized a meeting on the subject of Inequalities in the European Union, which was held in Budapest on 10-11 June 2015.
It emerged from our discussions during the last session that inequality continues to play a predominant role in all national debates, and this may be the issue where joint thinking about best practices and potential solutions is most pressing and useful. Correspondingly, the objective of our meeting was to find out what the greatest problems with regard to inequality are in Europe, and to engage in a discussion to lay out what progressive movements can do to reduce inequality and combat its ill effects. Since to succeed the left needs good policies as well as potent politics, we touched on both, the public policy and the political/political communications dimensions of this issue.
Policy Solutions' analysis for the event can be downloaded from here.
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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