• 11 Julio 2018 - 15 Julio 2018
  • Vienna
  • Venue:
    Veranstaltungszentrum Europahaus Wien
    Linzer Straße 429
    1140 Vienna

  • El registro está abierto
  • Universidad de Verano 2018 del Partido de la Izquierda Europea y transform! europe

  • Una vez al año el Partido de la Izquierda y transform! euorganiza la Universidad de Verano que reúne a activistas, militantes de partidos y movimientos sociales para debatir varios días sobre cuestiones políticas y sociales actuales.

    La Universidad de Verano de este año tendrá lugar en Viena del 11 al 15 de julio de 2018, con tres bloques y bajo el lema:

    Un diálogo para el progreso en Europa
    200 años de Carlos Marx / 100 años del final de la 1ª Guerra Mundial
    • El papel de Europa en un mundo globalizado
    • Justicia social: Un concepto europeo de convergencia económica, ecológica y social
    • Apropiación, participación y democracia

    El programa provisional está aquí.

    El formulario de registro con precios está aquí.

    Únase a nosotros en la Europahaus Wien, con un hermoso parque en las afueras de Viena lleno de espacios libres para discusiones al aire libre y reuniones sociales. ¡Toda el área estará disponible para los participantes de la Universidad de Verano!

    Cómo llegar: Se puede llegar fácilmente al lugar desde el aeropuerto y la estación central de trenes. Además de los trenes a las diferentes estaciones y al aeropuerto de Viena, también se puede llegar fácilmente al aeropuerto de Bratislava, que se encuentra a solo 60 km de distancia, con autobuses regulares a Viena. El aeropuerto de Bratislava es frecuentado por aerolíneas Low Cost.

    El alojamiento estará disponible directamente en los terrenos de la Universidad de Verano o en un hotel en el centro de la ciudad, de acuerdo con sus preferencias y disponibilidad. Además, podemos ofrecer una cantidad limitada de habitaciones de 4 camas para opciones aún más económicas. Están reservados en un albergue juvenil cerca de la sede de la Universidad de Verano.

    Precios (aproximadamente) por 4 noches, pensión completa, paquete de seminarios y programa cultural:

    Con habitación individual aprox. 300 euros

    En una habitación doble aprox. 240 euros p.p.

    En la habitación de 4 camas unos 185 euros p.p.

    Idiomas: alemán, inglés, francés


Update: 11 July 2018


Wednesday, 11 July

18.00-20.00 Opening

Welcome speeches

  • Mirko Messner (Chairman of the Communist Party Austria)
  • Maite Mola (Vice President of the EL)


“In memory of Elisabeth Gauthier: Austrian French Woman and Citizen of the World”: Presentation of a text with comments by Chantal Delmas (PCF) and Barbara Steiner (transform! europe)

Concert: Aron Quartet

Open space for workshop ideas and first meeting for organizing “youth track”.
This year’s Summer University will introduce a new element: A special program for young European leftists! This special feature will be organised by the young people themselves. The idea is to acknowledge the specific interests and approaches of young people to the daily focus and offer them the appropriate space for self-organised workshops and share with all others the plenaries, seminars and evening events.

20.00 Dinner


Thursday, 12 July
“Europe’s Role in A Globalized World”

10.00-11.45 Plenary 1: Marxism-Feminism Today

  • Gregor Gysi (EL President)
  • Gabriele Michalitsch (University of Vienna)
  • Moderation: Barbara Steiner (transform! europe)

12.00-14.00 Seminars:

a) Europe and the Mediterranean Basin

  • Natasa Theodorakopoulou (SYRIZA, Greece)
  • Elias Demetriou (International Relations Bureau AKEL)
  • Ghassan Saliba Zeghondi (Communist Party of Lebanon)
  • Moderation: Roberto Morea (transform! Italia, transform! europe)

b) Resisting NATO Expansion and Aggression:

  • Ina Shupac (Party of Communists of Moldova)
  • Volodymyr Ishchenko (Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine) 
  • Erhard Chrome (RLF Berlin)
  • Moderation: Natascha Wanek (KPÖ)

c) Resisting the New Round of Arms Race and Cold War in Europe

  • Claudia Haydt (Die Linke)
  • Maite Mola (Vice-President of the EL)
  • Antero Eerola (Left Alliance) (tbc)
  • Moderation: Attila Vajnai (Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006)

d) The Times Are A-Changin’: 68/69 in USA, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and UK

  • Introduction by Gérard Streiff, (PCF, historian and editor of Cause Commune)
  • Short interventions: Inger V. Johansen (RGA, Denmark), Tatiana Moutinho (cul:tra, transform! europe, Portugal), Franco Russo (Italy), Makis Kavouriaris (Greece)
  • Moderation: Pablo Livigni (transform! europe)

e) Workshop: Youth Focus: What Can Marxism Tell Us about Globalisation?

  • Max Shanly (Labour Party, Momentum, UK)

14.00-16.00 Lunch Break

16.00-18.00 Plenary 2: Elements of an Alternative Concept vis-à-vis the Militarisation of the European Union

  • Dagmar Enkelmann (President of RLF)
  • Maite Mola (EL Vice President)
  • Moderation: Josiane Durrieu (PCF France)

20.00 Evening Event and Dinner: Music and Solidarity with the Left Forces in Latin America


Friday, 13 July
“Social Justice: A European Concept of Economic, Ecological and Social Convergence”

10.00-11.46 Plenary 3: Towards a European Plan for Economic, Social and Ecological Recovery

  • Rosalía Martín Escobar (Member of the permanent of the Federal Working Group on Women of IU)
  • Pascal Cherki (Génération-s, France)
  • Giorgos Katrougalos (SYRIZA Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs)
  • Luka Mesec (The Left, Slovenia)
  • Moderation: Paolo Ferrero (EL Vice President)

12.00-14.00 Seminars

a) Different Scenarios of the Future of the Monetary Union

  • Kenneth Haar (CEO)
  • Marika Frangakis (SYRIZA)
  • Steffen Lehndorff (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Moderation: Roland Kulke (transform! europe)

b) A Radical Agenda for Social and Gender Appropriate Energy Transition

  • Manuela Kropp (assistant MEP, Die Linke)
  • Gitte Pedersen (RGA, Denmark)
  • Pablo Torija (Podemos, Spain)
  • Moderation: Jean-Claude Simon (transform! europe)


c) Media frames and Europe: Where does the Left stand?

  • Marina Prentoulis, Another Europe is Possible, Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia
  • Javier Moreno, Fundación por la Europa de los Ciudadanos, Dr. Charles III University of Madrid
  • Luke Cooper, Another Europe is Possible, Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Moderation: Angelina Giannopoulou, transform!

→ Τhe concept is: to discuss the ways through which the Left is used to speak/present itself on the Media regarding the question of Europe + how do we want the Left to speak on the Media on the question of Europe. So an analytical aspect + a politico-strategical one.

What kind of frames do we use (are they good enough?), what more frames could we use and how we can challenge the frames posed by neoliberalism (in a way that creates the so called "common sense"...).

→ We can tackle the ways through which the question of Europe is discussed in Greece, Spain, the UK, especially where does the Left stand.


d) Workshop: Youth Focus: The Rise of the Far-Right in Europe: How we experience it


14.00-16.00 Lunch Break

16.00-18.00 Seminars/Workshops

a) Europe, China and the New Silk Road

  • Josef Baum (transform.at, Austria, transform! europe)
  • Giorgos Katrougalos (SYRIZA Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs)
  • Moderation: tba

b) “The Simple that Is Hard to Achieve”: 68/69 in CSSR, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Poland

  • Gáspár Miklós Tamás (Philosopher, former member of the Academy of Science, Hungary)
  • Jiří Hudeček (SDS, Czechia)
  • Filip Balunovic (Political Scientist, Serbia)
  • Moderation: Dagmar Svendova (transform! europe)

15.00-18.00 Different City tours offered

19.00 Experimentaltheater 'Fleischerei': Brechts Flüchtlingsgespräche / Refugee conversations of Brecht (at Brick 5, Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Wien)

19.20 Dinner

20.30 Cultural program: Viennese songs


Saturday, 14 July
“Appropriation, Participation and Democracy”

10.00-11.45 Plenary 4: Can we re-appropriate Europe as a Common? – How to re-appropriate Europe as one Dimension of Initiatives to Reclaim Social Justice, Ecological Sustainability and Democracy?

  • Renato Soeiro (Left Bloc, Portugal)
  • Italian speaker (tba)
  • Walter Baier (transform! europe)
  • Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (TBC)
  • Moderation: tba

12.00-14.00 Seminars

a) Right-wing Populism and the Far Right in Europe

  • Antoine de Cabanes (transform! europe, Espace Marx, France)
  • Gabriele Michalitsch (University of Vienna)
  • Joanna Gwiazdecka (RLF Prague, Poland)
  • Joseph Healy (Left Unity, UK)
  • Moderation: Roberto Musacchio (L’Altra Europa con Tsipras, Italy)

b) A Dialog among the Left About Strategies, Democracy and Possible Allies


  • Conny Hildebrandt (RLF Berlin, transform!europe)
  • Waltraud Fritz (KPÖ, Austria)
  • Makis Kavouriaris (Greece)
  • Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (TBC)
  • Moderation: Angelina Giannopoulou (transform!europe, NPI)


14.00-16.00 Lunch Break

16.00-18.00 Seminars/Workshops

a) “Under the Pavement Lies the Beach” – ‘68/69: The Awakening of a New Feminism in the Aftermath of 68

  • Heidi Ambrosch (transform! europe)
  • Alba Gutiérrez (Ezker Anitza, Spain)
  • Rosa Rinaldi (Rifondazione, Italy)
  • Moderation: Gitte Pedersen (RGA, Denmark)

b) Transformation Processes and Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Eastern Europe”

  • Veronika Sušová-Salminen (Finland / Czechia)
  • Attila Vajnai (Workers' Party of Hungary 2006)
  • Moderation: Andreas Günther (RLF New York)

c) Workshop: Youth Focus: Authoritarian Turn in Europe: Where is Democracy Heading?

18.30 Closing Event


Sunday, 15 July

Departure day

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