• Reportage
  • Dutch Port Workers Want to Retire Healthy

  • By Pien Heuts | 11 Aug 22
  • Given that port workers work shifts, under high pressure and in arduous working conditions, many of them are totally worn out long before they reach pensionable age – and on average they die six years earlier. Port workers need to retire earlier if they are to enjoy a healthy old age.
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  • Comment
  • Fit for 55 Vote: Greenwashing and Power Games

  • 19 Jul 22
  • The European Parliament votes down the controvese Emissions Trading System (ETS). It was rejected by a clear majority, with the Green and Socialist MEPs rejecting the proposal because the amendments of the conservative groups weakened it too much in their opinion, while the right-wing groups considered it too ambitious.
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Upcoming Events

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  • European Summer University of Social Movements 2022

  • 17 August 2022 - 21 August 2022 |   Mönchengladbach
  • ESU22 will be about the future of Europe. We will draw lessons from the deficits that the pandemic has so brutally shown us in many aspects of life. After the last European Summer University of Social Movements — in Paris and Toulouse — we will meet this year in Germany! transform! europe is participating as a cooperation partner. Join us!
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  • Athens European Forum 2022

  • 21 October 2022 - 23 October 2022 |   Athens
  • We call on all left-wing, green and progressive political forces, all peace movements, all unions and social, feminist, environmental, citizen forces, all defenders of human rights, arts, culture and knowledge to invest in the preparation of the Forum.
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transform! yearbook 2022

transform! yearbook 2022 looks at how left politics has been challenged by the Covid pandemic and asks what a programme of left demands for pandemic research, prevention and treatment might look like. transform! yearbook 2022 will be released in June.

The publication is available as hardcopy at Merlin Press and as eBook on the transform! yearbook website.

The Carbon Clock is Ticking

created by the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), based on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming.

On the connection between climate crisis, the pandemic and capitalism we recommend:
Roland Kulke: The Pandemic as Part of a Much Broader Crisis of Civilisation


  • ‘Jak jsme se stali kolonií’ was first published in 2015. It successfully undermined the myth of the ‘transformation success’ and showed that the position of the Czech Republic in the world economy is unsustainable and disadvantageous for its...

  • This year’s EuroMemorandum focuses not only on EU´s failure in seeking multilateral cooperation for the Covid-19 pandemic. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine also marks a dramatic turning point for the international system itself and in particular for the...

  • transform! europe presents a comparative study on the economic, political, and ideological aspects of peripherality within the European Union.

  • transform! yearbook 2022

  • 13 Jul 22
  • transform! yearbook 2022 looks at how left politics has been challenged by the Covid pandemic and asks what a programme of left demands for pandemic research, prevention, and treatment might look like.
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  • transform! europe Podcasts

  • 23 Nov 20
  • 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.
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