International Workshop by transform! europe in Vienna, 15-16 January 2010
Europe is fighting against the deepest recession since the great depression in the 1930s. We are now facing a severe social crisis with rising unemployment and growing pressure on what has been left of the welfare states after the neoliberal regime. In this process the state and the central banks played an active role and stopped the free fall of the economy. But: this is not the end of the crisis yet. And without illusion: the political Left is not the winner of this "game". Wage earners and average tax payers shall pay to save the assets of the wealthy.
The workshop focussed on four topics:
The workshop brought together about 60 experts from 14 European countries, among them political protagonists from trade unions and social movements but also elected representatives.
Elisabeth Gauthier, Joachim Bischoff, Bob Jessop, Francisco Louça and Maria Karamessini
Euclides Tsakolotos, Peter Fleissner, Jiri Malek, Stephen Bouquin, Asbjörn Wahl and Lutz Brangsch
Walter Baier, Thomas Händel, Jürgen Klute, Miguel Portas and Francis Wurtz.
Find the videos of the sessions on the right
Seminar languages are English, German and French.