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Maria João Rodrigues

Maria João Rodrigues, former Portuguese Minister of Employment in Portugal of PM Antonio Guterres is a European politician with a long track in all European institutions: EU Presidencies, Council, European Council, European Commission and, more recently, European Parliament.

She is currently President of the European Foundation for Progressive Studies (FEPS), the European progressive think tank. Between 2014 and 2019 she was Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and S&D Vice-President of the S&D Group, the second most important EP Group.

She played a relevant role in several big European initiatives as: the Lisbon Treaty, the Lisbon and the Europe 2020 strategy (the EU's agenda for growth and jobs), the Eurozone reform, the interface with EU strategic partners, the roadmap for EU’s future and, more recently, the European Pillar of Social Rights....

    REFORMING MULTILATERALISM IN POST-COVID TIMES

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    The world is facing a paradox. While the Covid-19 pandemic has confirmed the transnational and common nature of challenges such as infectious diseases, climate change, security, financial stability, extreme poverty, sustainable development, terrorism, etc, the main responses have been at national and local level. And multilateral global governance has been shown to be particularly weak. Defending the past multilateral legacy, and at the same time simply implementing a few managerial adjustments, is not a serious option. We therefore bring substantial arguments showing the urgent need to build a ‘new multilateralism’. This book is not about a dream. It underlines the dynamic trends that already exist, going beyond a mere continuity with the past and addressing with courage the current deficits in multilateral legitimacy, representation and efficiency.

    EUROPEAN PILLAR OF SOCIAL RIGHTS

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    OUR EUROPEAN FUTURE

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    Our European Future offers solutions to rethink our socioeconomic model in the glare of the environmental and digital transformations; to redefine Europe’s role in the world to contribute to renewed multilateralism; to strengthen investment in public goods; and finally, to re-invent our democratic contract. The book brings together the insights of renowned experts from across Europe, and it should prove a handy guide for any progressive thinker, policymaker or activist, and for any citizen who would like to take part in the necessary democratic debate about our future. This book, edited by Maria João Rodrigues with the collaboration of François Balate, is a first contribution from the Foundation for European Progressives Studies to the Conference on the Future of Europe and beyond.

    EUROPE IS STILL POSSIBLE

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    How can countries converge in spite of their differences? On the impact of the Eurozone crisis and its far-reaching implications for European governance inside and outside the EU borders.

    O SISTEMA DE EMPREGO EM PORTUGAL – CRISE E MUTAÇÕES

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    Reproduction of Maria João Rodrigues’ doctoral thesis presented in 1987 in Paris, later awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Science and Technology.

    EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    This book explores the information society and research and education policies which are being combined to build a stronger knowledge base.

    THE EUROZONE CRISIS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF EU GOVERNANCE – INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL IMPLICATIONS

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    On the impact of the Eurozone crisis and its far-reaching implications for European governance inside and outside the EU borders.

    THE NEW KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IN EUROPE – A STRATEGY FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS AND SOCIAL COHESION

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    Knowledge is fast becoming one of the main sources of wealth, yet it can also become a source of inequality.

    PROGRESSIVE POLICY MAKING FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    This book provides a consistent sequence of analysis and responses to cope with some key European problems.

    EUROPE GLOBALIZATION AND THE LISBON AGENDA

    by Maria João Rodrigues

    This book counts with contributions from some of Europe’s leading scholars and explores the developments in the European agenda for globalization addressing critical areas.

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