8 March 2019

National welfare states Vs free movement: was Milton Friedman right? A look at the EU

By Clare Fenwick

In light of recent political movements such as Brexit and the support given to far-right political candidates in general, the issue has become more prevalent and controversial than ever. Thus, it is not hard to argue that increasing immigration presents difficulties and challenges for the future of European welfare states.

Policy focus
5 March 2019

Mass Vs Elites #7: Elites evaluate Germany’s role during the crisis

By Alessandro Pellegata

Being the largest member state and biggest economy of the EU, Germany has played an important role during the crisis. We asked MPs of 7 EU countries if Berlin acted more like a "self-interested hegemon", or a "solidaristic leader".

Survey data
26 February 2019

Mass Vs Elites #6: Elites’ take on the nature and solutions of the EU crisis

By Alessandro Pellegata

At the aggregate level, the majority of MPs believes that the nature of the post-2008 crisis is both political and economic. Turning to the possible solutions of the current European crisis, interesting cross-country and cross-partisan differences appear.

Survey data
ESU public forum debate
ESU public forum debate

European Social Union: a public forum debate

A set of articles authored by high-level academic figures deals with the establishment of the European Social Union (ESU) from a policy and normative perspective. The aim of this issue is to let the debate on the potentialities of ESU emerge during the run-up to the next European elections of May 2019.

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Analyses
Analyses
Social media
25 February 2019

Debating Europe ahead of the EU Elections 2019: do MEPs and citizens interact on Twitter?

In order to get a complete overview of the extent to which a transnational debate is developing in Europe, I changed the perspective from MEPs to citizens. I wanted to see whether and how European people online interact with MEPs of different nationalities to their own, and to what extent they favour the development of a transnational debate compared with MEPs’ activity.

Policy focus
21 January 2019

MFF 2021-2027: Winners and losers across the EU from a social policy perspective

This article is the first part of a focus on the financial resources destined for cohesion policy within the MFF. We are going to discuss how geographical eligibility changed in the Commission’s proposal when compared with the previous MFF (2014–2020). Moreover, we are going to focus on the resources that are going to be allocated to social Europe with the new ESF+.

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Infographics
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Podcast
Podcast

The European Social Union debate: podcast series

Welcome to the European Social Union debate. A podcast series by EuVisions discussing the way ahead for the establishment of a European Social Union with policy experts, politicians and institutional representatives.

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Infographic series
Infographic series

Mass Vs Elites: the REScEU survey

This infographic series presents the main results obtained from an elite survey conducted in the framework of the ERC funded REScEU project. The aim of the survey was to understand MPs' attitudes towards policies and initiatives aimed at strengthening the social dimension of the EU and understand their views about the nature of the multifaceted European crisis.

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MEPs on Twitter : tracking politics online in the run-up to the 2019 European elections

In the run-up to the 2019 European elections, EuVisions kicked off a special project centred around the current members of the EU Parliament. Out of a total number of 750 MEPs, we are tracking the online activity of 666 deputies on Twitter, through their profiles. Currently, we are collecting all the tweets sent by MEPs, as well as, the reactions to the former, in terms of retweets and replies.

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