Europe, Our Common Future. Celebrating 20 years of the Party of European Socialists

Published: February 2013

This jubilee book, published by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) was launched on 18th February 2013 at the occasion of the PES establishments’ anniversary. The book presents a unique record of the history of the socialist family and its development within the uniting Europe. From the first meeting of the Socialist International Working group in 1951 to a fully fledged European party - PES, the narrative provides a record of bold political ideas and ambitious organizational steps. More here.

Winning for Real : the Next Left taking the Chance to Shape Europe for the 21st century

Published: November 2012

The political tide in Europe seems to be changing. The recent elections in France and the Netherlands encourage social democrats to think that the worst is over. Centre-left is re-emerging to govern. The irresistible relief precedes a wave of enthusiasm that is soon expected to follow. While the rooms of the pre-EU Summit meetings of the progressive families start to fill in again with Prime Ministers, their deputies and Ministers with respective portfolios; the spin-doctors across the continent whisper a message of the change happening herewith. It seems to be no longer somewhat pathetic to stick to social democracy. It becomes politically trendy. Then, although it may be politically un-patriotic to ask, one can’t help but wonder: are we there yet, really? More here.

Core values of social democracy - A comparative analysis of the PES member parties’ ideological statements

Published: February 2012

The success of a renewal process depends on in how far social democracy will be able to emancipate itself from outdated myths and images about itself. Regaining credibility neither depends on renouncing ideological betrayals that were the costs of governing nor on pledging the return to historical values. Based on the empirical study “A comparative analyses of core values of PES member parties and the ideological evolution within the PES” this particular article aims at assessing the state of the ideological consciousness among social democratic parties in Europe.

CORE VALUES OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY - A comparative analysis of the PES member parties’ ideological statements

GRUNDWERTE DER SOZIALDEMOKRATIE - Eine vergleichende Analyse der ideologischen Vorstellungen der Mitgliedsparteien der SPE

Models of (s)electing a pan-European Leading candidate

Published: June 2010

The paper “Models of (s)electing a pan-European leading candidate” was elaborated Ania SKRZYPEK, FEPS Senior Research Fellow, within the Next Left Project of FEPS – Foundation for European Progressive Studies, which has been run for over a year in cooperation and with the support of Renner Institute, Austria. This particular study was concluded as a research on possible mechanisms of nominating, selecting and deciding on who and how could become so called “top candidate” for the next European elections. The concrete setting that was chosen for explorations was PES – Party of European Socialists, which political resolutions and statutory solutions were examined. More here.

Party of European Socialists 1957 - 2009

Published: ASPRA, Warszawa 2010

This book presents the history of the political unification on the the European Union level of the social democratic movement over 52 years. Starting from the liaison through the confederation of the socialist parties ending with the creation and formation of the Party of European Socialists, it shows the ideological and organisational development of one of the main political families in Europe. One can contain a copy by contacting me.

15 years ECOSY - Young European Socialists

"With the socialists for jobs, peace and freedom"

Published: Brussels 2007

This book describes the proud history of gathering and uniting young socialists and social democratic organizations from all over Europe within ECOSY – Young European Socialists. In this book stories are enclosed that helped ECOSY be a success, it provides a bridge between generations and sketches challenges for the future. Copies no longer available.