• 08 July 2022 - 12 July 2022
  • Aveiro
  • Registration
  • High School José Estevão
    Aveiro, Portugal

  • Summer University 2022 of the Party of the European Left and transform! europe

  • This year's Summer University will take place in Aveiro (Portugal), from 8 until 12 July 2022.

    ach Summer University deals with specific topics and promotes the exchange of information and experiences in the various European countries. During workshops and seminars the participants discuss policies and initiatives for the construction of an alternative Europe.

    Further reading:

    Summer University 2019: Report from Fiuggi


Programme

updated 6/July/2022 

Friday, 8 July 2022

19:00—20:00 (CET): Arrivals and Opening

21:30—22:30 (CET): Cultural Activity: Catarina Valadas and Rui Oliveira (revolutionary and resistance songs) + welcome speeches

Saturday, 9 July 2022

9:15—9:30 (CET): Welcome speeches 

9:30—11:00 (CET): Plenary: A new crisis - the economic impact of the global pandemic and war

Moderation:

  • Alen Toplišek, co-coordinator of the EL Economic policies WG, Levica, Slovenia

Speakers:

  • Marisa Matias, MEP, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal
  • Aida Sopi Niang, Deputy Mayor of Dakar, Senegal

11:00—11:15 (CET): Break

11:15—12:30 (CET): Seminar/Workshops

European youth facing (class) war: our struggle for solidarity between militarisation, non-violent strategies and climate crisis (EL Youth Network)

Seminar: The consequences of war on the Left: where do we go from here? (transform! europe) 

Moderation:

Speaker:

12:30—14:30 (CET): Lunch

14:30—16:00 (CET): Plenary: Uberisation and class struggle: the future of the labour movement

Speakers:

  • Anu Koljonen, General Secretary of the Nordic Transport Workers´ Federation, NTF, Sweden
  • José Soeiro, sociologist and politician, member of the Assembly of the Republic, Portugal

16:00—16:15 (CET): Break

16:15—17:30 (CET): Seminar/Workshops

Seminar on post-elections France

Speaker: 

  • Ian Brossart, PCF France

Moderation:

Workshop: An unwavering commitment to peace

Speaker:

  • Niamh Aine Ni Bhrain, TNI - Transnational Institute, Ireland

Moderation:

17:30—17:45 (CET): Break

17:45—19:00 (CET): Presentation of the EL Magazine "Quistioni" and transform! europe´s yearbook 

Speakers:

Seminar: The social and ecological transformation in the coal regions of the EU

Moderation:

Speakers:

  • Czeslaw Kulesza, Foundation “Forward” (Naprzód), Poland
  • Ivan Strachoň, KSČM (Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia)
  • Mathias Froeck

20:00 (CET): Dinner

21:30 (CET): Cultural Activity 

Sunday, 10 July 2022

9:30—11:00 (CET): Plenary: Smash capitalism, save the planet: “Green Deals” and energy transition

Moderation:

  • Didem Aydurmus, Co-Coordinator WG Environment

Speakers:

  • Sean Sweeney, Coordinator of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, TUED
  • Attila Vajnai, President of the Worker´s Party of Hungary 2006
  • Marisa Matias, MEP The Left, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal 

11:00—11:15 (CET): Break

11:15—12:30 (CET): Seminar/Workshops:

‘Art and Youth: How much youth is in Art?’

Hundred Shades of the EU: study on the euro-peripheries (transform! europe)

Moderation:

Speakers:

12:30—14:30 (CET): Lunch

14:30—16:00 (CET): Plenary: Towards unity of socialist, feminist and ecologist movements

Speakers:

  •    Attila Melegh, professor of University Corvinus, Hungary
  •    Klaus Dörre, author of Utopia of new socialism
  •    Gala Kabbaj, Espaces Marx, transform! europe, France
  •    Andrea Galvão, ecofeminist, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal

16:00—16:30 (CET): Break

16:30—18:00 (CET): Plenary: The radical left´s response to militarism and war

Moderation:

  •     Claudia Haydt, Co-Coordinator EL Peace WG

Speaker:

  •     Stefano Amann, PRC, Italy

18:00—18:15 (CET): Break

18:15—19:45 (CET): Cultural Activity

20:00 (CET): Dinner

Monday, 11 July 2022

9:30—11:00 (CET): Plenary: Democracy around the world: challenging the far right

Moderation:

Speaker:

  •     Janine Wissler, Co-Chair of DIE LINKE, Germany
  •     Fabian Figueiredo, Co-Coordinator EL Fighting the far right WG, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal


11:00—11:15 (CET): Break

11:15—12:30 (CET): Seminar/Workshops:

Seminar on Senegal and Burkina Faso situation

Moderation:

  •     Félix Atchadé, Coordinator of the EL Africa WG, PCF, France

Speaker:

  •     Aida Sopi Niang, Deputy Mayor of Dakar, Senegal

An Alliance for freedom of Press: for a network of the left voices in Europe

Moderation:

12:30—14:30 (CET): Lunch

14:30—15:30 (CET): Conclusions: The way forward for the EL

Speakers:

16:00—21:30 (CET): Visit of the city of Aveiro or Costa Nova seaside

20:00 (CET): Dinner

22:00 (CET): Party

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

9:00—11:00 (CET): Departures by bus 


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