3 December 2019

Final report on the ESU debate

By euvisions

The ESU debate hosted by EUVisions is now concluded, and the final report is now available.

Special Issue
2 December 2019

Is free movement a threat or a boost to welfare states?

By Maria Giulia Montanari

Mobile European citizens have been repeatedly alleged to represent a burden on national welfare systems. Nevertheless, this might not emerge to be the case when one considers real data. Leaving public misperceptions about migration aside, this article points out the pros and cons of EU free movement for national welfare budgets.

Political visions
25 November 2019

The Dubious Links between EU Free Trade Agreements and Democracy Promotion: Rule Transfer and Sector-Level Policy-making

By Tom Theuns

By promoting democratic values and procedural standards through free trade agreements, the EU engages in a complex relationship with its trade partners. What are the possible normative consequences?

Special Issue
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
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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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