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Newsletter 21 February 2013

Since December 2009 the transform! europe newsletter has been published regularly once a month. It contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in.

Featured Article
7-8 June, Athens: Alter Summit
The Alter Summit organising committee invites all European movements and organizations to the Summit in Athens. [read more... ]
Forthcoming Elections
What Space for the Left in Italy?
By Roberto Morea
The upcoming elections to be held in Italy on 24 and 25 February give us a pretty bleak picture of the political situation in Italy. [read more... ]
Launch of European Progressive Economists Network
By Elena Papadopoulou
One of the most interesting initiatives in the framework of Florence 10+10 last November was the creation of a European network of progressive economists working in various European countries on important economic and social issues. [read more... ]
Call for Action against the EU Spring Summit, 13-14 March
For a European Spring! Our Democracy against their Austerity!
“For a European Spring” is a call for actions, strikes and demonstrations all over Europe on 13 March, and for a pan-European demonstration and creative actions in the city of Brussels on 14 March. It is targeted at the EU Spring Summit, where leaders from across the continent will assemble on 14... [read more... ]
Report Preparatory Meeting
Central and Eastern European Social and Environmental Forum (CESEF)
By Matyas Benyik
An extremely successful preparatory meeting of the CESEF was held in Kossuth Klub, Budapest on 2 February 2013 with the participation of 25 CEE people in an extremely productive atmosphere. [read more... ]
Save the Departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures in Greece
Urgent Petition from Greek Universities
Based on financial logistics rather than on criteria of academic excellence, the ATHENA scheme of the Greek government regarding University Education calls for the merging of the Departments of English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish Languages and Literatures, into a single “Department of... [read more... ]
Call for Papers - Deadline extended
2nd International Congress Karl Marx
The conference taking place in Lisbon from 24 to 26 October 2013, is organised by Instituto de História Contemporânea da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Cul:tra, transform! europe and Unipop. The deadline for proposals (CfP) has been extended to 30 April. [read more... ]
Video: 6th Annual Poulantzas Lecture
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on "Europe an the Bull Market"
On 20 December the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Athens, hosted an event with the distinguished academic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak as central speaker. [read more... ]
16 March 2013 –
International transform! Conference
Alternatives to Growth
The “TransformDanmark” network has been existing for around a year now. This is the second international conference organized by the network. [read more... ]
26 April 2013 – 01 May 2013
The Workers’ and Punks’ University May Day School
Transition, Austerity and Primitive Accumulation – Left Answers
The May Day School is an annual workshop organised by the Workers’ and Punks’ University (WPU). The WPU is a collective of students, researchers and activists who organise series of public lectures, workshops and seminars on issues that are both theoretically crucial and politically urgent. [read more... ]
Download now for free:
Public Debt and Austerity in the EU
Elena Papadopoulou and Gabriel Sakellaridis (eds.), The Political Economy of Public Debt and Austerity in the EU, Athens: Nissos Publications 2012, 290 p., ISBN: 9-789609-535465 [read more... ]
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