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2017-10-05

„The Flexible Solidarity”  - How Progressive Parties Handled the Migration Crisis in Central Europe 

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Policy Solutions political research institute cordially invite you to our joint conference entitled:  „The Flexible Solidarity”  - How Progressive Parties Handled the Migration Crisis in Central Europe 
„The Flexible Solidarity”  - How Progressive Parties Handled the Migration Crisis in Central Europe 

Conference date: 10 October 2017 (Tuesday), 15.30 – 19.00

Conference venue: FEPS Office, 40 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels 

 

The purpose of this event is to review how progressive/left-wing politicians and left-wing voters have reacted to the refugee crisis in the last few years, and formulate recommendations to better handle the issue. This is a follow-up research to our project from last year on the political communication of the refugee crisis.

 

The conference will feature three sections. After the opening statements of Dr. Ernst Stetter, FEPS Secretary General, Tamás Boros, Co-director of Policy Solutions will present our new study on the politics towards migrants in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Then, in a roundtable discussion, four MEPs from Central Europe will share their vision about how left-wing parties should handle this issue in the region. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Hedwig Giusto, FEPS Senior Policy Advisor. The event will be closed with the speech of Catherine Woollard, Secretary General of European Council of Refugees and Exiles.

You will find the detailed programme here.

Participation in the event is free of charge, but registration is required.

Please register before 7 October 2017 at the following link: https://goo.gl/1Ps4SB 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference. 



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Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Brussels and 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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