Meeting room AULA 3
Escuela de Relaciones Laborales
Complutense University of Madrid
transform! europe and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels office co-organize a 2-days European workshop under the title “Analyzing European Social Democracy: Opponents or Potential Partners?” in Madrid on 9-10 March 2017.
Starting from the study of the present state of the European Social Democracy, a political current that marked the politics of the modern world, we aim to analyze Europe and delve into the great questions of today from the perspective of a progressive and left strategy.
Concerning the state of affairs in the EU, we want to contribute to a European integration that can be emancipatory and liberating for all the European people, all the migrants and all the refugees that are now facing the repulsive face of the EU and capitalism.
The workshop includes case studies from various European countries, keynote speeches, space for discussion among the participants and a Public Event with the spotlight on the question of Europe.
The working language will be English.
The Public Event on 10 March will have also simultaneous interpretation from Spanish to English. You can follow the live stream of the public event in this link.
The event follows the workshop held in Helsinki few months ago under the title ‘Analyzing European Social Democracy: The Stance of the Left’ (programme see here and report here).
10:00 – 12.00 Opening Session
12.00 - 12.15 Coffee Break
12.15 - 14.15 Case studies I
Moderator: Victor Alonso Rocafort, Coordinator of the Parliamentary group of Izquierda Unida, PhD in Political Theory, Madrid
The Social Democracy in Spain
The Social Democracy in Portugal
14.15 – 15.30 Lunch
15.30 – 17.30 Case Studies II
Moderator: Antoine de Cabanes, Political Scientist, Espaces Marx, Paris
The Social Democracy in Germany
The Social Democracy in France
17.30 – 18.00 Coffee break
18.00 – 20.00 Keynote speech: “The Political Situation in Spain”
11.00 – 13.00 Special focus: “Europe after Trump. A fragmented world”
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.30 Case studies III
Moderator: Cornelia Hildebrandt, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Institute of Social Analyses, Berlin
The Social Democracy in the Netherlands (Partij van de Arbeid - PvdA)
The Social Democracy in Belgium
The Social Democracy in Austria
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee break
17.00 – 18.00 Conclusions
Public Event “A left strategy in Europe: A road full of thorns”
Venue: Sala Ramón Gómez de la Serna in the premises of “Circulo de Bellas Artes”
Moderator:Μarga Ferre, President of FEC (Fundación Europa de los Ciudadanos), Member of transform!’s Board
You can follow the live stream of the event in this link.