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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 Articles

The Alter Summit organising committee invites all European movements and organizations to the Summit in Athens.

Forthcoming Elections
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.

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.

Call for Action against the EU Spring Summit, 13-14 March

“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...

Report Preparatory Meeting
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.

Save the Departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures in Greece

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...

Call for Papers - Deadline extended

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.

Video: 6th Annual Poulantzas Lecture

On 20 December the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Athens, hosted an event with the distinguished academic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak as central speaker.

International transform! Conference
16 March 2013 -

The “TransformDanmark” network has been existing for around a year now. This is the second international conference organized by the network.

The Workers’ and Punks’ University May Day School
26 April 2013 - 01 May 2013

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.

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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