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

  • By Elisabeth Gauthier , Maxime Benatouil | 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.
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.
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  • 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.  
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  • 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...
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