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Mind the Gap: populism and gender

By Giulia Zacchia / 21 February, 2019

The challenge for Progressive forces of regaining their constituencies calls for a reinvigorated focus on social issues in order to counteract socioeconomic inequalities. Bear in mind that most citizens are women!   Since the 1990s, the gender gap in voting behaviour have been realigning in advanced industrial societies with women...

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Social Democrats will leave nobody behind in the transition to a more sustainable world

By Frans Timmermans / 20 February, 2019

Many people feel they don’t have an equal part in society and are alone in paying the costs for the transition to a more sustainable economy, environment and social model. It is time for Social-Democrats to make social sustainability a reality, because social sustainability will get the largest possible group...

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Do young women and men have the same voting patterns and opinions about the EU ?

By Alazne Irigoien / 20 February, 2019

Standing up for young women could make a difference in the upcoming elections. Putting women and gender equality at the centre of EU politics, adopting social policies with a strong gender perspective and implementing gender balance systematically would help to achieve the objective of “a Europe of gender equality and...

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Equal number of women and men in decision making positions is necessary but not sufficient. Why ?

By Agnès Hubert / 19 February, 2019

Having an equal number of women and men in decision making positions is necessary but not sufficient to ensure the equal right of women to leadership. We also have to consider parity democracy as a condition for democracy and not a consequence.   No one in the progressive political parties...

Manufacturing Dissent? Fake-news, Micro-targeting and Democracy

By Maria João Rodrigues / 18 February, 2019

For this edition of the Progressive Post, we decided to focus on digital democracy. The European elections are nearing, and as a politician, I am looking forward to them. Elections are the hallmark of our democracy and a moment of optimism. But I am also vigilant, because it seems that...

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Public housing, a creator of wealth

By Cédric Van Styvendael / 15 February, 2019

For the last ten years, policies in Europe’s cities have become more and more liberal. Yet housing is a major concern for Europe’s citizens. It is the duty of the Progressives to refocus their attention on affordable housing, says Cédric Van Styvendael, President of Housing Europe, the European federation of...

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Social housing : the Vienna Model

By Michael Ludwig / 14 February, 2019

Numerous international delegations have travelled to see Vienna in the past couple of years to get to know its subsidised housing programme. Almost as often, the city has been invited to present the ‘Vienna Model’ abroad. Most of the topics broached focus on the overriding question: ‘How is Vienna doing...

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Discover an overview of social housing in Europe

By FEPS / 14 February, 2019

 

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Popping the Bubble

By Umberto Boschi / 13 February, 2019

How to explore dissent and controversiality about the upcoming elections or why and how we should build a glass house for Facebook. Facebook Tracking Exposed is among the projects that provide tools to test your own filter bubble, to compare how the same topic has been perceived differently by others...

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Why millennials aren’t voting anymore, and what it means for progressives ?

By David Harley / 12 February, 2019

Progressives have been tormented by the West’s political paroxysms of the past few years, and when casting around for who to blame, they sometimes point the finger at millennials. These are our youngest voters –broadly defined as those born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s – and they have...