Beyond Growth 2023 Conference.

President of FEPS, former minister of the Portuguese Republic and Professor of Economics at ISCTE-IUL
Maria Joao Rodrigues

Maria Joao Rodrigues

J. Rodrigues, former Portuguese Minister of Employment in Portugal of PM Antonio Guterres, is a European politician with a large track in different European institutions: EU Presidencies, Council, European Council, European Commission and, more recently, European Parliament where she was Vice-President of S&D Group in the European Parliament. She played a relevant role in several important European initiatives as: the Lisbon Treaty, the Lisbon and the Europe 2020 strategy (the EU's agenda for growth and jobs), the Eurozone reform, the interface with EU strategic partners, the roadmap for EU’s future and the European Pillar of Social Rights. She is currently the President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), a European political foundation located in Brussels.