The Foundation of European Progressive Studies is a European think tank linked with the Party of European Socialists. The work that they do focuses on intellectual and academic support for PES, much like the Fabian Society is for the Labour Party in the UK.
Two members of the Young Fabians are currently members of the network. Alex Adranghi, Secretary of the Young Fabians documented the initial meeting in Vienna for this cycle back in July.
The FEPS Young Academics Network was established in March 2009 with an aim to gather promising progressive PhD candidates and young PhD researchers ready to use their academic experience. Realised with the support of Renner Institut in the framework of the FEPS “Next Left” Research Programme, the project has gathered more than 50 members. Their exchanges and interdisciplinary research have resulted in a number of stimulating studies, providing a relevant contribution to the European progressive movement.
This call is addressed to outstanding, young, European, progressive academics holding a status of either PhD candidates or post-doctoral researchers, who are eager to get involved in the debate about the future of Europe and are characterised by the high degree of social competence allowing them to function well in a diverse environment.
The current cycle began earlier this year, and this is the last opportunity for individuals. Individuals will be expected to be available to join the next FEPS YAN Seminar in Vienna on 6-9 November 2014. Expenses will be covered.
FEPS are especially interested in women to join for this cycle.
If selected as a new member, the candidate will be expected to:
Remain committed to fulfilment of the goals for which FEPS YAN was established
Actively contribute to achievement of the objectives set up by FEPS YAN within the long and short term work plans
Participate in the FEPS YAN Seminars, as also in their preparations and debriefings
Remain engaged in the times between the seminars
Contribute to overall strengthening of FEPS, via work within the FEPS YAN and through its representation within other FEPS and third parties’ research and activities.
There are seven working groups in this cycle working on papers in the following areas:
- Democracy and Rewewal
These groupings were formed based on common areas of interest of the initial members of this cycle.
The application should include two documents: (1) CV, focused on research achievements and objectives and (2) Letter of motivation of a candidate. Please indicate which working groups interests you and that you are applying as a result of the Young Fabians call. The language, in which documents should be completed in is the same as the working language of FEPS YAN, which is English.
Submissions should be sent to Ania Skrzypek at FEPS. If you have any questions about the network please don't hesitate to get in touch with Ania or alternatively Alex Adranghi who sits on the FEPS YAN communication committee.