Education and Research



    'WATCH OUT' – A New Anti-Fascist Educational Initiative Online
  • On the occasion of the International Day against Fascism and Antisemitism (9 November, the anniversary of the November pogrom 1938), the Polish ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association announces the launch of the online educational initiative ‘Watch Out’, conzeptualized by the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association and the Forward Foundation, supported by transform! europe.
    The Greek Left Since the 1940s. History Study Trip to Athens
  • For the third time already, present:history and transform! europe organize a history study trip to Greece. This time, we focused on Athens and the history of the Greek left since the 1940s for our main questions: Which role does history play for current political struggles? How can we talk about the...
    Left Condemns Orbán’s Academia Power Grab
  • As thousands continue to protest against Viktor Orbán’s plans to curb Hungary’s academic freedom by seizing control of the country’s leading scientific research body, the Left in the European Parliament is throwing its full solidarity behind the campaign against this latest power grab.
    Historical Materialism – Welcome to Athens
  • After London, Sydney, New York, Beirut, Montreal, and Toronto, the Historical Materialism Conference was held in Southern Europe for the first time. From 2 to 5 May, hundreds of people met in the Greek capital to discuss resistance and strategy in times of crisis. A report follows, with particular focus on critical communication studies.
    Protecting Children Against Violence
  • The topic of protecting children against violence is very actual all over the world. About the importance of this topic talks also a huge range of surveys, which verify that children have experiences with all types of violence. Therefore, transform! europe supported the Conference, aiming a multidisciplinary coordination of different entities.
    “Studies of Socialism” – Radicalism for Radical Times
  • Over the course of 2017, the Belgrade-based Centre for the Politics of Emancipation (CPE), in cooperation with transform! europe and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation – Southeast Europe, established the “Studies of Socialism” educational programme with the aim of introducing young people in Serbia to radical left critical theories and practices.
    The Pretext for Privatization of Greek Higher Education
  • Higher education reforms, by using a discourse of quality, competitiveness and “attractiveness” of the university, are of the most important risks going on in many countries, as they are connected not only with issues such as the denigration of university as a public good with the relative reduction of national funds, the promotion of entrepreneurship, marketization processes and commercialization of knowledge, but they are also connected with student-debt and control of the future generations.
    “University, Science and Research: European Resistances and Alternatives”
  • On Friday, 31 January, the AKADEMIA-Network of transform! europe organised a two-day conference in Madrid on the question of University, Science and Research in Europe. It was hosted by the three Spanish members of our network: the Foundation for a Europe of Citizens (FEC), the Foundation for Marxist Studies (FIM), and the Catalan Foundation L’Alternativa. The conference took place on 31 January and 1 February 2014 at Residencia de Estudiantes/Spanish Centre of Scientific Research (CSIC).
    An Alternative Welcome at the University of Athens
  • Greek university education is going through the most critical phase in its entire history, because the Ministry of Education is implementing a harsh mobility scheme for the administrative and technical staff of the country’s eight largest universities.
    Alarming Reduction of Tertiary Education in Greece
  • For at least the past four years the public and democratic university has been systematically undermined by the neoliberal governments through its institutional liquidation, that has destroyed the collective and democratically elected academic bodies, and predominantly by its economic strangulation.
    Urgent Petition from Greek Universities
  • Based on financial logistics rather than on criteria of academic excellence, the ATHENA scheme of the Greek government regarding University Education calls for the merging of the Departments of English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish Languages and Literatures, into a single “Department of...