Alter Summit

Yearbook

  • For Alternative Fronts
  • We are in an exceptional moment in history – a crisis of civilisation, a historic clash between the dominant and globalised capitalist system that has entered into a lasting crisis and the many-sided growth of a new world in which the forces for cooperation and...
  • ‘We Will Roll Back Austerity before it Destroys Democracy’
  • The Alter-Summit (AS) takes place in June in Athens, with the participation of hundreds of collectives and organisations from Europe and Greece. Already, in the European preparation committee there are more than 150 participant organisations, among them large...
  • The Alter-Summit: Unity of Action Is Necessary
  • Recent events surrounding attempts to ‘save’ Cyprus enable us to draw two different conclusions. On the one hand, they confirm that Europe is entering an ‘austerity’ dead end based on submission to market forces (particularly the financial markets) and on...
  • Innovation – The Alter-Summit
  • For a long time discussions in European conferences, social forums and other assemblies have been either about the analysis of (European) conditions or the development of alternative proposals. In the context of the dramatic aggravation of the crisis the question...

Focus

  • Give Greece a chance!
  • For a democracy from below, let’s fight austerity everywhere! A commitment launched by Alter Summit, supported by Blockupy International Coordination, ATTAC-Europe, EuroMemo Group, transform! europe, and Solidarity for All. 

Blog

  • Altersummit: Another Europe Now!
  • The face of Europe is changing with dire consequences for citizens and for the future of the European project itself. What we experience today is the most serious denial of democracy since the end of World War II. European citizens are subjected to punitive...
  • Altersummit: Another Europe Now!
  • The European Union has reached an historical turning point. European political leaders and the economic and financial elites have taken advantage of the crisis to impose their own unjust, neoliberal and antidemocratic order.
  • Towards the Alter Summit in Early June 2013
  • An outstanding event during the Firenze 10+10 Forum was the launching of the Alter Summit. It was attended by 850 people from 20 European countries, representing more than 100 organizations.
  • Towards the Alter Summit
  • Already in December last year a strategy meeting of the organisations preparing the “Alter Summit of the European Peoples” (Athens, 7-9 June) took place in Brussels. The meeting was attended by 75 persons representing 50 organisations from 18 countries.
  • Eleven Weeks before the Alter Summit
  • Gathered in Brussels on 15 and 16 March, the members of the Alter Summit network unifying social movements, trade unions and NGOs have taken an important step forward in their attempt to create a European social movement. Eleven weeks from now, all those in favor of a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe will have their eyes on Athens, where numerous events are scheduled to take place on 7 and 8 June.
  • A New Sort of Alliance for Another Europe
  • On 7-8 June the Alter Summit of the European peoples will be taking place at the Velodrome in Athens. An alliance of more than 150 organisations – including trade unions, social movements, NGOs and political actors – from all parts of Europe will present to the public a manifesto for the struggle for a democratic and social Europe.
  • Alter Summit-Network Held a Strategy Conference
  • 60 representatives from trade unions, social movements and political actors met for the first conference of the network after the Alter Summit in Athens to continue and consolidate the process at European and national level.
  • A Future European Commission Against the People Interests
  • These days, the European Deputies will be induced to audition the candidates who were presented by the Member States for being part of the future European Commission. For Alter Summit, the team proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker is corrupted by the conflicts of interests and diametrically opposed to the European people interests.
  • Give Greece a chance!
  • For a democracy from below, let’s fight austerity everywhere! A commitment launched by Alter Summit, supported by Blockupy International Coordination, ATTAC-Europe, EuroMemo Group, transform! europe, and Solidarity for All.