Why europe

Maria João Rodrigues is President of FEPS – European Foundation of Progressive Studies and a former Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the S&D Group. She was a Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the S&D Group (2014-19). She has been President of FEPS – European Foundation of Progressive Studies since 2017. After being a Minister of Employment in Portugal, she was policy maker working in several posts in the European Institutions since 2000. She was professor of European economic policies in the European Studies Institute – Université Libre de Bruxelles and in the Lisbon University Institute. Maria João Rodrigues was also the chair of the European Commission Advisory Board for socio-economic sciences. She is author of more than one hundred publications.