• Seminar III
  • The Question of Democracy and Participation

  • 21 Apr 11
  • International workshop by transform! europe in cooperation with Left Forum in Helsinki, 1-2 April 2011.

    The Strategic Perspectives of Transformative Left Parties in Europe (3)


    Friday, 1 April


    Opening: Ruurik Holm, Left Forum (Vasemmistofoorumi) and transform! europe


    Democracy in Parties and Movements

    Franco Russo, transform! italia

    Teivo Teivainen, University of Helsinki


    European (Radical) Left Party Structure and the Issue of Internal Democracy

    Cornelia Hildebrandt, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin

    Luke March, University of Edinburgh


    Identities and Parties of the (Radical) Left

    Elisabeth Gauthier, Espaces Marx and transform! europe

    1-2 Speakers (to be announced)

    Saturday, 2 April


    Presentation of the Study on the Development of a European Party System

    Walter Baier, transform! europe

    Presentation of the Survey on the European Left Party

    Haris Golemis, Vagia Lysikatou, Stavros Panagiotidis (Nicos Poulantzas Institute and transform! europe)

    Members and Voters of European Left Parties

    Anna Striethorst, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Brussels


    Case studies on European Left Parties


    Public Event on Solutions to the Economic and Financial Crisis

    (organized by Left Alliance)

    Paavo Arhinmäki, president, Left Alliance

    Heikki Patomäki, professor, University of Helsinki

    Miguel Portas, Member of European Parliament, GUE/NGL

    Helmut Scholz, Member of European Parliament, GUE/NGL

    Alexis Tsipras, president of Synaspismos and vice-president of European Left Party


    Case studies on European Left Parties