17 April 2019

Challenges to ‘united in diversity’ in a European Social Union: Taking the core–periphery conflict seriously

By Vladimir Bogoeski

In the context of Brexit and rising Euroscepticism across the continent that has focused on (mis)interpretations of the effects of labour mobility, the question of a European Social Union cannot sidestep the East-West chasm and treat the Eurozone as its only priority.

Special Issue
15 April 2019

The proposal for a European Minister of Economy and Finance: Germany vs Italy

By Tiziano Zgaga

When dealing with EU reform proposals, the literature also tends to focus on the contrasts between Germany and France. Germany and Italy are of particular interest because they developed a different reading of the euro crisis.

Policy focus
10 April 2019

Mass Vs Elites #10: Pan-European solidarity – which way forward? (part 2)

By Alessandro Pellegata

Six MPs out of ten in our pooled sample are in favour of the introduction of Eurobonds, a figure slightly higher than what is observed among voters (56%). However, in Germany, Poland, and Sweden, a clear majority of MPs (70% on average) does not support the introduction of Eurobonds.

Survey data
Special Issue: European Social Union
Special Issue: 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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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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Video
Video

Interview with Maria João Rodrigues, Vice-President S&D Group

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.

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Infographics
Infographics
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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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