• 14 November 2020 - 14 November 2020
  • transform! europe at the European Forum
  • The Radical Left in a Pandemic World: Perspectives from Europe

  • transform! europe supports the European Forum 2020 – a dialogue between left-wing, green and progressive groups, from political parties to trade unions and community campaigns, bringing together people from around Europe, and beyond.

    10.00 - 13.00 Introduction to the debate and discussion: the pandemic as an accelerator of capitalist developments and the consequences for European Integration

    Anna Mikkola, Vice-President of the EL – Vasemmistoliitto, Finland
    Catarina Martins, Coordinator of Bloco de Esquerda and MP, Portugal, TBC
    Georgios Katrougalos, Professor of Public Law & MP of SYRIZA, Greece
    Heinz Bierbaum, President of the Party of the European Left
    Juan Carlos Monedero, President of Instituto25m, Spain
    Maria Karamesini, Professor of Labour Economics and Social Policy
    Walter Baier, Member of the Board of transform! europe

    Moderator : Angelina Giannopoulou, Facilitator of transform! europe

    14.00 - 16.00 'Optimism of the will': Building hope for and by the Left

    Danai Koltsida, Director of Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Greece
    Hugo Monteiro, Professor of Philosophy & Member of the Board of transform! europe
    Marga Ferré, Co-President of transform! europe
    Martin Schirdewan, Co-President of GUE/NGL in the EP, TBC
    Paolo Ferrero, Vice-President EL – Rifondazione Comunista
    Yann Le Lann, President of Espaces Marx, France

    Moderator: Haris Golemis, Scientific and Strategic Advisor of transform! europe

    17.00 - 19.00 The intervention point: Collective initiatives for the left in Europe

    David Pestieau, Deputy Chairman of PTB, Belgium
    Deborah James, Director of International Programs, Center for Economic and Policy Research & Coordinator of ‘Our World Is Not for Sale‘
    Javier Moreno, Assistant Professor of Communication & Project Manager in Fundación por la Europa de los Ciudadanos (FEC), Spain
    Katalin Gennburg, Member of the Berlin Parliament for Die Linke
    Patrice Leclercq, Mayor of Gennevilliers with PCF, France, TBC
    Sophie Binet, Co-Secretary - CGT executives, France, TBC

    Moderator: Cornelia Hildebrandt, Co-President of transform! europe, Germany