European Economies of the East

About the project

With the “European Economies of the East”-programme, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung contributes to the debate on economic, industrial and technology policy in the Eastern member countries of the EU. During the last twenty years, these countries have become important pillars of the European economy. The task now is to develop this model further, so to continue the process of convergence of living conditions and productivity within Europe: People rightly have the expectation that similar living standards will be achieved throughout the continent.

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Latest Studies

The transition to electric vehicles in CEE

Hillebrand, Ernst

The transition to electric vehicles in CEE

What does it mean for the automotive sector in Central Eastern Europe?
Budapest, 2023

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The second transition

Hillebrand, Ernst

The second transition

Why Central Eastern Europe needs proactive industrial and innovation policy now
Budapest, 2022

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A new growth model in EU-CEE

A new growth model in EU-CEE

Avoiding the specialisation trap and embracing megatrends
Berlin, 2021

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Infographics

Infographics

Economic and ecological issues are often very complex. Not everyone has the time to read lengthy studies. With the help of a series of "infographics", we try to visually condense these complex relationships and convey... More


Audios and videos

Audios and videos

Don't feel like reading? Some of the most important information of our studies and papers can be found here in audiovisual form, as videos and podcasts. More


Latest Blog News

31.01.2023 | Blog

The Transition to Electric Vehicles in CEE

What does it mean for the automotive sector in Central Eastern Europe?


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06.12.2022 | Blog

Why Eastern Europe needs a proactive industrial and innovation policy now

Please see the video of a talk given by Ernst Hillebrand at the joint FEPS/FES/Lithuanian Socialdemokratai conference "Tackling the Rise of Living...


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12.09.2022 | Blog

The Second Transition

Why Central Eastern Europe Needs Proactive Industrial and Innovation Policy Now


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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
European Economies of the East

Office Address

Fővám tér 2-3
H-1056 Budapest
+36-1-461-60-11
+36-1-461-60-18
fesbp(at)fesbp.hu

Project Coordination

Dr. Ernst Hillebrand
Ernst.Hillebrand(at)fes.de


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