• European Forum 2021 - Videos and Recordings

  • 17 Dec 21 Posted under: European Union , The Left
  • Get an overview on the discussions at the 2021 European Forum, a unique space where the left, greens and progressives can come together and discuss on ways to built another future for Europe.

    This year's Forum was held in Brussels and online on 26 and 27 November. Starting on 15 November, a number of online events took place in the framework of the Forum, like the presentation of the study “Hundred Shades of EU”, commissioned by transform! europe.



    Hundred Shades of EU: Mapping the Political Economy of Euro Peripheries

    The study is conducted by transform! europe with the support of the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation and aims at characterizing at the socio-economic, political, and cultural levels the current existing peripheries within the European Union. The full study will be published in the first quarter of 2022.

    Read the full report:
    Hundred Shades of the EU – Mapping the Political Economy of Euro Peripheries


    Opening session: The big challenges for the future of Europe

    Jeremy Corbyn, former leader of the Labour Party
    Dorothy Guerrero, Global Justice Now, COP26 Coalition
    Chloé Meulewaeter, International Peace Bureau
    Monica Valente, Executive Secretariat of the Forum of São Paulo

    Plenary: Economic and social issues after the pandemic

    Heinz Bierbaum, President of the Party of the European Left
    Martin Schirdewan, Co-Chair of the Left in the EP
    Julie Steendam, No profit on pandemic’ campaign, Belgium
    Conny Hildebrandt, Co-President of transform! europe and Co-Editor

    Plenary: Strategies for Democracy and Peace in Dangerous Times - Common struggles against the far right, militarisation and for real democracy in a global crisis

    Barbara Steiner, Director of transform! europe
    Kostis Papaioannou, Director of Signal, researching the far right
    David Rinaldi, Director of Studies & Policy at the FEPS (Foundations for European Progressive Studies)

    Plenary: One decade to save the planet. What now?

    Zakia Khattabi, Minister of Climate, Belgium
    Rossella Muroni, Independent MP, Member of Environment Committee, Italy
    Diego Pary Rodríguez, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bolivia

    Culture Assembly

    Olga Athaniti, Coordinator of the EL Culture Network
    Juha-Pekka Väisänen, Chairperson of the Finnish Communist Party (SKP)

    Youth Assembly

    Kathi Gebel, Coordinator of The European Left Youth Network
    Vincenzo Colaprice, International Department Young Communist, Italy
    Armeline Videcoq-Bard, Union des Etudiant·e·s Communistes, France
    Caoimhín McCann, Youth organisation of Sinn Féin
    Spyros Kasapis, Member of the Central Committee of the Youth Syriza

    Women Assembly

    Cristina Simo, Communist Party of Spain
    Clara Serra, Lawyer, Association “Stop Violències”, Andorra
    Michelle Urquiza, Sororidad sin fronteras, Mexico

    Trade Unionists' Assembly

    Enrique Carmona, Head of Brussels Office, CCOO

    Closing of the Forum

    José Luis Centella, President of the Spanish Communist Party

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