Covid-19

Yearbook

    transform! europe Yearbook 2021
  • transform! 2021 looks at capitalism's impact on the world ecosystem and the concomitant economic crisis, with their effects on logistics and borders, the structure of work, healthcare systems, European integration, geopolitical power relations, and gender relations – but at the same time the breaches in neoliberal hegemony.

Focus


Blog

    European Parliament’s vote to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents
  • After months of right-wing stalling and delaying tactics, the European Parliament (EP) approved a resolution to tackle the AIDS epidemic which includes a demand formulated by The Left in the EP for waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines.
    Nach dem Neoliberalismus … Was?
  • Der Neoliberalismus liegt im Sterben, und nur die radikale Linke und die extreme Rechte stehen als Anwärter*innen bereit, ein neues System herbeizuführen, erklärte der Soziologieprofessor und Träger des Alternativen Nobelpreises Walden Bello bei der jüngsten Klimakonferenz.
    The First "res publica" of Humanity?
  • The UN General Assembly has convened a Special Session on the Covid-19 pandemic at the level of Heads of State and Government on 3 and 4 December next. It took more than a year of discussions to overcome the opposition of certain states, notably the United States of former President Donald Trump.
    transform! europe Podcasts
  • transform! europe's online interview series "The Left Reflects" with Luciana Castellina, Alex Demirović, Nancy Fraser, Leo Panitch, Gayatri Spivak, and Hilary Wainwright now available as podcast – in cooperation with Austrian left-wing platform Mosaik.
    COVID-19. Global public health remains "a private thing"
  • The United States of Trump tried everything to derail the 75th UN General Assembly and thus jeopardise the future of the United Nations. The president of China, XI Jinping, by unexpectedly declaring on 24 September that his country had just approved the decision to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060,...
    2020: Greenhouse gases at record levels and getting worse.
  • Lockdown and economic slowdown in many countries have only slightly mitigated the further increase in greenhouse gas emissions. According to the latest report coordinated by the WMO, the world is still ‘not on track to meet agreed targets to keep global temperature increase well below 2 °C or at 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels’.
    Pandemietagebuch eines Gewerkschaftsvertreters
  • Nach dem Tod meines Freundes und Kollegen wurde ich zum Haupt-Gewerkschaftsvertreter in meinem Betrieb, einer kleinen Wohltätigkeitsorganisation, die im Londoner Stadtteil Lambeth Menschen mit Behinderung betreut. Wie viele andere Gewerkschafter_innen überall in Europa kämpfe ich derzeit um sichere Arbeitsplätze für Arbeiter_innen.
    Die Corona-Krise als Teil einer viel umfassenderen Krise der Zivilisation
  • Die Corona-Krise hat weltweit bereits mehr als eine halbe Million Menschen getötet. Zurecht konzentrieren sich Politik und Gesellschaft im Moment auf die Bekämpfung des Virus. Aber dahinter steht die in Zeitlupentempo explodierende Umweltkatastrophe. Die Corona-Krise ist eingebettet in diese viel größere Krise und mit ihr ursächlich verbunden!
    Economic Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Czech Republic
  • The Czech Republic has so far fared well in containing the pandemic. However, the economic consequences of the lockdown and the rapidly worsening situation in the world economy are yet to come. This article deals with economic measures implemented to mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic through the eyes of political economy.
    What Awaits Slovakia After the Pandemic?
  • The pandemic crisis hit Slovakia in its most vulnerable period – just after the parliamentary elections in which the opposition defeated the coalition. Despite the fact that Bratislava had to manage a transition to a new government, Slovakia is one of the least affected countries. But for how long?
    "Plague Soft" in Arcadia: Lithuania Comes to Grips with Covid-19
  • The old Grand Duchy of Lithuania was variously described and compared to classic Arcadia, with its bucolic, rustic landscapes and woods, and the supposed tranquillity of its agrarian population. These rhetorical traditions persisted into modern nationalism, including the idea of Arcadian naivety and...
    Covid-19 and the Western Working Classes
  • The Covid-19 Shock Meets an Impending Economic Recession As of March 2020, the world is back to the future. The global financial crisis of 2007-2008, which escalated into a global financial meltdown in September 2008, was supposed to be the big bang crisis, a once in a lifetime event. And yet, here...
    States of Emergency in Europe: Poland
  • Series of overviews by authors of our network on political measures of state of emergency in European countries. The selection will be extended continuously.
    Das Virus trifft ein schlecht vorbereitetes Europa
  • Das Gesundheitssystem jenes EU-Staates, der vom Coronavirus am stärksten betroffen ist – Italien – litt in den vergangenen Jahren stark unter neoliberalen Sparmaßnahmen und Privatisierungen. Der Gesundheitsnotstand sorgt nun dafür, dass die nächste wirtschaftliche Notlage noch schneller vor der Tür steht. Wir befinden uns an einem Scheideweg.

Publication

    Die Coronapandemie: Das Ende der neoliberalen Globalisierung?
  • Unterstützt von transform! europe wurden Fachleute aus den Bereichen Ökonomie, Philosophie, Soziologie, Politikwissenschaft, Geschichte, Geologie und Kultur zusammengebracht – führende tschechische und slowakische Wissenschaftler*innen – , um ihre Gedanken über die anhaltende Pandemie vorzustellen.

Calendar

    Sommer-Seminare
  • Diese Veranstaltungsreihe wird organisiert von der Partei der Europäischen Linken (EL) in Kooperation mit transform! europe.
    Transforming the Institution
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the uncertainty of our lives, pointing up the serious disconnects between institutions, communities and everyday life. The population feels a distrust of the dynamics and processes that exist between these areas. Therefore, we start to talk about different institutional models.
    During and After the Pandemic: What Health Politics in Europe?
  • To analyse concrete solutions to the ongoing healthcare crisis and to discuss ways to fight inequalities in the access to healthcare services – after decades of neoliberal policies –, this webinar brings together health professionals from different European countries.
    Economic Reactions of EU Members States to the Covid-19 Crisis
  • transform! europe presents the results of the research programme on the economic intervention of nine European countries. An online panel in cooperation with Assoziation für Kritische Gesellschaftsforschung (AKG), an association of German-speaking social scientists.
    Progressive Solutions for the Pandemic
  • For the first time, political foundations and centers for political training for have joined efforts to discuss left and progressive solutions and ways out of the crisis we live in.
    Greek Refugee Camps and the Covid-19 Crisis
  • Κaterina Anastasiou, transform! europe, discussed with the Director of Amnesty International Greece and the activist of the civil society rescue mission Mediterranea:saving humans, on the current life-threatening situation for refugees and migrants in Greece. Watch the full webinar.

Webinars

    Greek Refugee Camps and the Covid-19 Crisis
  • Κaterina Anastasiou, transform! europe, discussed with the Director of Amnesty International Greece and the activist of the civil society rescue mission Mediterranea:saving humans, on the current life-threatening situation for refugees and migrants in Greece. Watch the full webinar.