Alter Summit


    Innovation – The Alter-Summit
  • For a long time discussions in European conferences, social forums and other assemblies have been either about the analysis of (European) conditions or the development of alternative proposals. In the context of the dramatic aggravation of the crisis the question is continually more sharply posed of...
    The Alter-Summit: Unity of Action Is Necessary
  • Recent events surrounding attempts to ‘save’ Cyprus enable us to draw two different conclusions. On the one hand, they confirm that Europe is entering an ‘austerity’ dead end based on submission to market forces (particularly the financial markets) and on generalised competition (especially fiscal...
    ‘We Will Roll Back Austerity before it Destroys Democracy’
  • The Alter-Summit (AS) takes place in June in Athens, with the participation of hundreds of collectives and organisations from Europe and Greece. Already, in the European preparation committee there are more than 150 participant organisations, among them large European trade unions, institutes...
    For Alternative Fronts
  • We are in an exceptional moment in history – a crisis of civilisation, a historic clash between the dominant and globalised capitalist system that has entered into a lasting crisis and the many-sided growth of a new world in which the forces for cooperation and mutuality are seeking to prevail over...


    Give Greece a chance!
  • For a democracy from below, let’s fight austerity everywhere! A commitment launched by Alter Summit, supported by Blockupy International Coordination, ATTAC-Europe, EuroMemo Group, transform! europe, and Solidarity for All. 


    Give Greece a chance!
  • For a democracy from below, let’s fight austerity everywhere! A commitment launched by Alter Summit, supported by Blockupy International Coordination, ATTAC-Europe, EuroMemo Group, transform! europe, and Solidarity for All.
    A Future European Commission Against the People Interests
  • These days, the European Deputies will be induced to audition the candidates who were presented by the Member States for being part of the future European Commission. For Alter Summit, the team proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker is corrupted by the conflicts of interests and diametrically opposed to the European people interests.
    23 November: 70 Spanish Cities Demonstrate Against the Policy of Cuts
  • Solidarity messages can be sent to, we will forward them. On 23 November (24 in Andalusia, Catalonia and Asturias), and in the context of a large mobilization in Europe organized by the European Trade Union Confederation, the workers and the general public are called to...
    Alter Summit-Network Held a Strategy Conference
  • 60 representatives from trade unions, social movements and political actors met for the first conference of the network after the Alter Summit in Athens to continue and consolidate the process at European and national level.
    A New Sort of Alliance for Another Europe
  • On 7-8 June the Alter Summit of the European peoples will be taking place at the Velodrome in Athens. An alliance of more than 150 organisations – including trade unions, social movements, NGOs and political actors – from all parts of Europe will present to the public a manifesto for the struggle for a democratic and social Europe.
    Eleven Weeks before the Alter Summit
  • Gathered in Brussels on 15 and 16 March, the members of the Alter Summit network unifying social movements, trade unions and NGOs have taken an important step forward in their attempt to create a European social movement. Eleven weeks from now, all those in favor of a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe will have their eyes on Athens, where numerous events are scheduled to take place on 7 and 8 June.
    Towards the Alter Summit
  • Already in December last year a strategy meeting of the organisations preparing the “Alter Summit of the European Peoples” (Athens, 7-9 June) took place in Brussels. The meeting was attended by 75 persons representing 50 organisations from 18 countries.
    Towards the Alter Summit in Early June 2013
  • An outstanding event during the Firenze 10+10 Forum was the launching of the Alter Summit. It was attended by 850 people from 20 European countries, representing more than 100 organizations.
    Altersummit: Another Europe Now!
  • The European Union has reached an historical turning point. European political leaders and the economic and financial elites have taken advantage of the crisis to impose their own unjust, neoliberal and antidemocratic order.
    Altersummit: Another Europe Now!
  • The face of Europe is changing with dire consequences for citizens and for the future of the European project itself. What we experience today is the most serious denial of democracy since the end of World War II. European citizens are subjected to punitive policies although it is obvious that the...