What is the political left in Europe? Does left-wing orientation and its links with other socio-political questions exist as more or less one configuration found throughout all European countries, or are there differences which divide, rather than unite the left across the European Union? This...
Due to the local character of most Commons initiatives it’s obvious that cities are preferred places. From social housing to urban gardening to digital citizenship to public cultural spaces to educational initiatives to healthcare-centres to direct farmers-consumers-cooperatives to workers’...
Jean-Luc Mélenchon came a very close third behind Marine Le Pen in the first round of the presidential election in France, Sinn Féin became the strongest party in Northern Ireland, and Syriza is preparing to re-enter the Greek government. Barbara Steiner gives an overview of the strength of left parties in Europe.
Today, on International Roma Day, the ERRC Roma Rights Network was launched after its first meeting was held in Budapest. The network includes 18 human rights organisations from 15 different countries and seeks to unite activists, Roma and non-Roma alike, who are fighting to protect the human rights of Romani people throughout Europe.
Youth expresses the most militant and promising part of the political left, playing a central role in social mobilisations and political uprisings. But are left-wing parties in Europe credible to Millennials and Gen Z? Why do even the radical parts of the politicised youth not see the left parties as spaces of participation and collective struggle?
This eDossier provides the contributions of the speakers and the participants of the latest Strategic Seminar. Hosted by transform! europe together with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, the annual event aims to serve as a space of timely debates for the left in Europe. In Addition, find here the sessions' recordings.
Diese Tagung widmet sich der Frage, wie aktuell der Ansatz von Eric Hobsbawm ist und inwieweit aus seinen Konzepten wertvolle Hinweise und methodische Umgangsformen für die Interpretation der heutigen Transformation abgeleitet werden können. Unter den Redner:innen befinden sich u.A. auch Cornelia Hildebrandt und Roland Kulke von transform! europe.
Twenty years after the first European Social Forum, in November 2022 Florence wants to be a further opportunity, along with others taking place in Europe, to foster the convergence of European social actors, organisations and social movements, after a long period of geographical and thematic fragmentation and at a tragic time.
Focussing on the urgency of climate change and the need for a just energy transition, AEPF will have a week of events with expert webinars and collective actions to link solidarities on climate justice.