• Commons

    One of the hallmarks of contemporary capitalism is the qualitative change in the way it expands beyond its borders. If, formerly, factories were the units of the means of production and the mode of accumulation, today the market space is almost total, investing every moment of life and every form of human relationship. All spaces and all social wealth have, one by one, been appropriated to become commodities and means to make profits. And this commodification process is taking place to the great detriment of environmental and fundamental rights.

    Movements and organisations have increasingly adopted a fightback strategy that can, to some extent and in some spaces, stop this expansion. The right to the city, environmental struggles, and open digital communication experiments, each of these experiences invoke the concept of the common good.

    transform! europe aims to organise and support research that analyses the forms of these struggles, the ways in which they are connected to the concept of the Commons, and how they can lead to a strategy that unifies the struggles, which, in combination, might prefigure another social and economic system.

    We intend to offer a space for reflection and sharing around these issues, which can deepen our understanding and expand the boundaries of our initiative.

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  • Strategic Perspectives of the European Left

  • The existential crisis in which the EU finds itself in the wake of the Corona pandemic reveals its structural flaws. We are at the beginning of an economic crisis, the extent of which nobody can be sure of.The failure of the EU in social and climate policy should not come as a surprise, because the...
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  • Radical, Far and Populist Right

  • In the last European elections in three countries (Great Britain, Denmark and France) radical right-wing nationalist parties became the strongest forces. The number of MEPs belonging to these parties has grown considerably and they are spread all over the right political spectrum. The term “Radical...
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  • EP 2019 – The European Left: One Mouth, Many Voices

  • transform and its member and observer organisations and partners have engaged themselves to a project that aims to monitor the electoral process from a progressive and leftist perspective. This focus hosts alls the activities related with the "European Elections 2019 Monitoring Project." transform!...
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  • Euro in Debate – Future of the Euro? (2013 ff)

  • The crisis in the European countries of the South has increasingly caused dramatic social consequences. The Euro-Zone as a whole is in recession. Political risks regarding the future of European integration as well as democracy are becoming ever more evident. transform! is publishing a selection...
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  • Crisis in Europe – Crisis of Europe

  • In this research programme and in accordance with contemporary political economy, transform! hopes to achieve three things: to update the analysis of the crisis according to its respective stages of development; to deepen theoretical understanding of structural causes of the crisis and, finally, to...
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  • European Perceptions in the Crisis (2014)

  • The research project investigating political perceptions in the crisis aims at understanding subjective paths of resignation and rebellion regarding capitalist domination. The dialogue between researchers from different countries resulting from the project aspires to analyze why a popular majority...
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  • Greece decides (2015)

  • The win of SYRIZA in the Greek elections is in the centre of interest of social movements, trade unions and progressive political forces in Europe. SYRIZA has announced to cancel the Memorandum and replace it through a program for a Productive Reconstruction as early as it will be in power. This...
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  • The EU Elections from a Left Perspective (2014)

  • In co-operation with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the French journal “Regards”, transform! europe presents preliminary analysis, country-specific results and reports from the electoral eve, video statements of the left-wing candidates and our correspondents as well as evaluations in the...
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