• Crisis in Europe – Crisis of Europe

  • In this research programme and in accordance with contemporary political economy, transform! hopes to achieve three things: to update the analysis of the crisis according to its respective stages of development; to deepen theoretical understanding of structural causes of the crisis and, finally, to intensify the debate on political alternatives.

    See also the related dossiers European Perceptions in the Crisis and Euro in Debate – Future of the Euro?



  • transform! Discussion Paper #5, March 2015
  • Towards Europe’s Productive Transformation – an Emergency

  • 25 Mar 15
  • Issues revolving around an alternative European industrial policy and a productive transformation addressing social needs and ecological imperatives are at the core of the work carried out by the transform! Economists Working Group (TEWG).

  • Appeal
  • Renewing Europe: for a common social and ecological industrial policy

  • 18 Mar 15
  • As the crisis continues and the average EU industrial output remains far below its pre-crisis level, the European Commission's “Jobs, Growth and Investment Package” and the European Central Bank's moves lack of ambition to meet the dramatic challenges the EU is confronted with. SYRIZA has been given a clear mandate to challenge the EU crisis management and to propose a new path for Europe – paving the way for an ecologically sustainable and socially useful new model of development. Initiated by the Member of Bundestag Axel Troost and signed by a wide range economics, trade unionists and politicians from across Europe, this appeal is intended as an input for a debate on this issue in Europe.

  • First Report – October 2014
  • Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation For Europe

  • By Maxime Benatouil, Elisabeth Gauthier | 30 Oct 14
  • This is the first report of the new project dedicated to a Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation for Europe. It aims at presenting the preliminary results of the work undertaken by a Transform! interdisciplinary Working Group composed of economists, trade unionists and historians – as well as its cooperation with relevant actors of the political Left towards a progressive EU-wide industrial and investment policy contributing to the social, ecological and democratic transformation of Europe.

  • There Are Alternatives! Towards a New Development Model to Overcome the Crisis
  • Kick-Off Meeting of the new Transform! Working Group on European Reindustrialization

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 08 Oct 14
  • On the initiative of Transform! Europe, an interdisciplinary group of economists, trade unionists and historians met up at the Sapienza University of Rome on Thursday 25 September with the aim of launching a new working group dedicated to the reindustrialization of Europe. What are the crucial issues at stake when dealing with a European industrial policy? What factors explain the long decline of...

  • Crisis and Akademia
  • Bibliography 2014

  • 22 Sep 14
  • We present the list of publications in the project “Crisis in Europe – Crisis of Europe” and AKADEMIA Working Group. 

  • Outcomes of the International Debt Conference in Brussels
  • EL for Remodelling of European Financial Institutions

  • 25 Jun 14
  • On 10 April 2014, the Party of the European Left (EL) and transform! europe jointly organized an International Conference in Brussels. The aim of the meeting was to explore the alternatives to solve the problem of the debt and stop the austerity policies.


  • Bibliography 2012
  • transform! on Crisis and Contemporary Capitalism

  • 21 Dec 12
  • In the frame of our key project on the crisis we continuously publish articles by various authors in our journal and in the blog-section. Find here a selected bibliography of the year 2012.  



  • Output of the Workshop "The State of the EU Crisis" in Brussels, Dec 2011

  • 24 Nov 11
  • While the heads of the EU member states were gathering in Brussels for another emergency summit, transform! europe and the European Left Party had called experts, politicians and activists on 8-9 December for a workshop on the current state of affairs regarding the European crisis. About fifty people from a dozen countries accepted the invitation. After the opening speeches by EL vice-president...

  • Europe, the Crisis, Divisions, Alternatives, Strategic Issues

  • By Elisabeth Gauthier | 09 Mar 10
  • This text has benefited from the seminar on crisis organized by transform! in Vienna in January 2010 and has been enriched from a debate carried out in the Managing Board of transform! europe and particularly thanks to the useful remarks of Walter Baier, Stephen Bouquin, Patrice Cohen-Seat, Haris Golemis, Véronique Sandoval. It was presented at a meeting organized by Synaspismos and the European...

  • What Has Economic Democracy Got to Do with the Crisis?

  • 28 Jun 09
  • Report on the conference Economic Democracy as a response to the economic crisis (June 22/2008 in Paris) On June 22nd, 2009 in Paris, trade unionists, local politicians and scientists discussed the question, whether concepts of economic democracy could be established as strategic alternative against the crisis policy of the ruling class. The meeting was organised by espaces Marx in...