• Documentation
  • 8th Summer University in Porto, July 2013

  • 01 Aug 13 Posted under: Levá
  • About 300 persons participated in the 8th Summer University of the European Left Party (EL) and transform! europe, which took place in the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal, from 3 to 6 July 2013.

    In cooperation with the Portuguese EL member party Bloco de Esquerda, the Summer University aimed to gather young activists and members of parties and social movements from all over Europe, for debates on current political and social issues.
    During the workshops and plenaries, participants shared experiences and discussed policies and initiatives for the construction of an alternative Europe.

    transform! took care of collecting reports on various seminars and workshops, the result is the Documentation (on the right). The responsibility for the content of the reports stays with the respective authors.

    Many thanks to all who contributed to this documentation!

    See the latest version of the programme here


    Wednesday, 3 July 2013
    Gender Day organized by the EL-FEM Network
    Seminar 1: Feminist Perspectives on Economy and Ecology
    Seminar 2: Violence and Patriarchy: Religious Fundamentalisms and Women’s Rights

    Thursday, 4 July 2013
    Seminar 1: Regional and urban left policies
    Seminar 2: The evolution of the Left parties in Europe
    Seminar 3: After the Alter Summit: perspectives for unitary action
    Seminar 4: Employment policy, European Trade Union movement and the future of labour
    Workshop: Are quota policies a priority of gender democracy? Left feminist perspectives and experiences
    Seminar 5: Peace and security: One century of world wars. Present conflicts. The role of Europe

    Friday, 5 July 2013
    Seminar 6: Public services and the Social State
    Seminar 7: Productive reconstruction of industry, agriculture and fisheries in Europe
    Workshop: Left municipalities’ experiences: social policies
    Workshop: What is a feminist party? Women and the Left
    Workshop: Water privatization
    Workshop: What is a left think tank about – transform! europe and cul:tra present themselves
    Workshop: Populism and far Right in Europe
    Workshop: Lgbit-rights and fighting homophobia
    Workshop: Culture of the oppressed
    Seminar 8: Out of the debt crisis: new role of ECB and public banking sector in financing the economy

    Saturday, 6 July 2013
    Seminar 9: Common sense and the fight for cultural hegemony
    Seminar 10: Environmental policies and ecosocialism
    Workshop: Left municipalities’ experiences: free public transport
    Workshop: The situation in Central and Eastern Europe
    Workshop: Solidarity networks
    Workshop: Basic Income Citizen Initiative in Europe
    Workshop: The struggle about history
    Workshop: European students movements
    Workshop: Left municipalities’ experiences: free public transport
    Seminar 11: Strategic choices of the Left in Europe



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