Our partner organization and member, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) celebrated its 10th anniversary on Monday 29th January. The celebration took place in untraditional, charming venue, Le Bouche à Oreille.
Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, opened the festivities with an optimistic view of how progressive could make the difference and gain stronger support. Maria Joao Rodriguez, President of FEPS and Vice President of the S&D Group in the EP, affirmed her own determination, as well as the determination of the progressive political family, to set a fair agenda for all Europeans in facing globalisation and the digital industrial revolution. She was followed by Sergei Stanishev, President of PES, who brought in his thoughts on the common potential
At the opportunity of anniversary festivities, FEPS presented the result of their study that focuses on the future of the EU as well as on the future of our planet. The 15th point plan is a result of the work led by Pascal Lamy and sets new direction and agenda for FEPS for upcoming years.
SOLIDAR appreciates the good cooperation over past 10 years and we are looking forward to continuing working together on common topics such as social justice, fair European integration and sustainable development goals. Sara Prestianni, from SOLIDAR member organization ARCI, contributed to the evening with a photo exhibition entitled a Story of Journey across Europe that is one of many examples of our successful cooperation.