• EUROPE MUST CHANGE!
  • Call for a European Forum of Progressive Forces

  • 11 Oct 17
  • The European Union is going through a long-lasting crisis, an existential crisis. All the peoples of Europe, whether or not they are members of the Union, suffer from austerity policies and terrible inequalities. Peace and climate are threatened.

    We have had enough of this antisocial, authoritarian, greedy and selfish Europe. We do not accept that the only alternative would be competition between the populist, xenophobic and extreme right-wing nationalist forces separating European peoples, and the forces which propose a strengthening of the austeritarian neoliberal policies resulting from the treaties. This gear prepares or feeds an authoritarian trend in many countries of the Union, with the war of everybody against everybody as the only future.

    This is too dangerous, especially after the election of Donald Trump. It is a huge waste when there are so many challenges for peace and the construction of a new social and ecological model for the development of humanity.

    We are the ones who are looking for another path: that of building a Europe of social and ecological progress, a feminist and anti-racist Europe, a democratic, welcoming and peaceful Europe.

    We know that we are many who share this desire, and that the peoples of Europe can change the course of history. We know that our gathering is urgent and awaited throughout Europe and beyond.

    Only the unity of our forces will allow for change. It is time to build a common front, break the walls and open a wide debate to produce progressive solutions together. We must meet, debate – without taboo and without exclusivity – about the convergences, solidarities, common objectives to be found to reach this objective.

    We propose to create an annual forum of progressive forces of Europe, a new space for long-term political cooperation, bringing together a very broad panel of left, green and progressive parties, of platforms and political movements, trade union and social organisations, NGOs, intellectuals and citizens movements from all over Europe. We want a useful Forum to coordinate the various initiatives that are taking place in Europe and to build all the possible joint actions.

    Our proposal is that of a process, where each force is invited to co-develop at all stages, a process that seeks to expand every day.

    Let’s start in Marseille, 10 and 11 November 2017, for the first edition of this forum! Join us now!

     

    Contactmarseilleforum2017@gmail.com

    Website: https://marseilleseuropeanforum.eu/

     

    Signatories of the Call

    Name

    Organisation / Party

    Country

    ACERBO Maurizio

    National Secretary of the Partito della Rifondazione Comunista

    Italy

    ALBIOL GUZMÁN Marina

    Member of the European Parliament GUE/NGL

    Spain

    ALEXOUPOULOS Sotiris

    Pireus Initiative for Support of refugees and immigrants

    Greece

    Alliance for Free Movement

    United Kingdom

    ANAGNOSTOPOULOU Sia

    Member of Parliament; Former Deputy Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

    Greece

    ANDERSSON Li

    President of the Left Alliance

    Finland

    Another Europe is Possible

    United Kingdom

    APOSTOLOS Kalogiannis

    Mayor of Larissa

    Greece

    ASSASSI Eliane

    President of the CRCGroup in the Senate

    France

    AUTAIN Clémentine

    Spokesperson of Ensemble!

    France

    BADEA Marin

    Vice-President of the Romanian Socialist Party

    Romania

    BAIER Walter

    Political coordinator of transform! Europe

    Austria

    BALAS Guillaume

    Member of the European Parliament Progressive Caucus

    France

    BALIBAR Etienne

    Anniversary Chair Professor at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston University

    France

    BAUM Marc

    Member of the Parliament Déi Lénk

    Luxembourg

    BENATOUIL Maxime

    Co-Director transform! Europe, Espace Marx

    France

    BEN-OMAR Fatima-Ezzahra

    Porte-Parole des Effronté-e-s (Association Féministe)

    France

    BENYIK Matyas

    ATTAC

    Hungary

    BIRMPAS Dimitrios

    Mayor of Egaleo, Athens – Attica Ex Board of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities

    Greece

    BOCCIA Maria Luisa

    Centro per la Riforma dello Stato

    Italy

    BOLINI Raffaella

    Associazione Ricreativa e Culturale Italiana ARCI

    Italy

    BOURNOUS Yannis

    Member Political Secretariat of SYRIZA, Head of European & International Affairs

    Greece

    BRAUN Hugo

    Attac

    Germany

    BRENNAN Brid

    TNI – Transnational Institute

    Netherlands

    BUSTINDUY Pablo

     Member of the Spanish Parliament, International Secretary for PODEMOS

    Spain

    CACCIA Giuseppe

    Italy

    CARVALHO DA SILVA Manuel

    Member of Centro de Estudos Sociais, former general secretary of CGTP, Confederation of trade unions

    Portugal

    CASTELLINA Luciana

    Sinistra Italiana

    Italy

    CAVALLI Franco

    Professor of Oncology and Coordinator of the Alternativo Forum, Bellinzona

    Switzerland

    CENTELLA Jose Luis

    General Secretary of the Communist Party of Spain

    Spain

    Central Committee of the Communist Party Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Belgium

    CHASANIDIS Petros

    President, Labor Centre of Orestiada

    Greece

    CHASSAIGNE André

    President of the GDRGroup in the National Assembly

    France

    CHERKI Pascal

    M1717

    France

    COFFERATI Sergio

    Member of the European Parliament S&D

    Italy

    COHEN-SÉAT Patrice

    Président d’honneur d’Espaces-Marx

    France

    Convergenza Socialista

    Italy

    CSISZÁR Tamás

    Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006

    Hungary

    CURRAN Frances

    Executive member of the Scottish Socialist Party

    United Kingdom

    DAIBER Birgit

    Activist Commons goods

    Germany / Italy

    DE SOUSA SANTOS Boaventura

    Sociologist, , University Professor

    Portugal

    DE WITTE Line

    President of the Parti du Travail de Belgique in Louvain, author of the book “TTIP et CETA pour débutants”

    Belgium

    DEARDEN Nick

    Global Justice Now

    United Kingdom

    DEL RIO Pilar

    President of Fundação José Saramago

    Portugal

    DHARRÉVILLE Pierre

    Member of Parliament for Bouches du Rhône (PCF)

    France

    DI SISTO Monica

    Fairwatch

    Italy

    DIDERICH Gary

    Spokesperson for Déi Lénk

    Luxembourg

    DOUZINAS Konstantinos

    Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament

    Greece

    DOWLING Felicity

    National Secretary of Left Unity

    Great Britain

    DROPPA György

    SZAB – Organisers for the Left

    Hungary

    DUNPHY Richard

    Senior Lecturer in Politics, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee

    United Kingdom

    EVANS Trevor

    Euromemo

    Germany

    EYBEN Pierre

    Spokersperson of the Demain movement

    Belgium

    FAIRWEATHER Stuart

    Convener, Democratic Left Scotland

    United Kingdom

    FAZENDA Luís

    Bloco de Esquerda

    Portugal

    FERRÉ Marga

    President of FEC (Europe of Citizens Foundation)

    Spain

    FERRERO Paolo

    Vice-Président of the Party of the European Left

    Italy

    FORENZA Eleonora

    Member of the European Parliament GUE/NGL

    Italy

    FRANGAKIS Marica

    Nikos Poulantzas Institute

    Greece

    FRATOIANNI Nicola

    National Secretary of Sinistra Italiana

    Italy

    GALLEGO HERRERA Joan Carles

    Unionist, Former General Secretary of Workers’ Commissions (CCOO) Catalonia

    Spain

    GARZÓN Alberto

    Head of Izquierda Unida

    Spain

    GEORGE Susan

    Attac Europe

    Greece Solidarity Campaign

    United Kingdom

    Green Left

    United Kingdom

    GUAMAN Adoracion

    University of Valencia

    Spain

    GULLI Marianne

    International responsible of the Red Party

    Norway

    GYSI Gregor

    President of the European Left

    Germany

    HERRMANN Peter

    Corvinus University / University of Eastern Finland

    Italy

    HILDEBRANDT Cornelia

    Vice Director of the Institute for Critical Social Analysis of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

    Germany

    HUDSON Kate

    Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

    United Kingdom

    IOAKIMIDIS Giorgos

    Mayor of Agios Ioannis Rentis and Ex Board of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities

    Greece

    ION Iacov

    Vice President of the Romanian Socialist Party

    Romania

    JOLY Eva

    Member of the European Parliament, Progressive Caucus, European Parliament

    France

    KALYAKIN Sergey

    Chairman of the Party “Fair World“

    Belarus

    KANATLI Murat

    General Secretary of YKP

    Cyprus

    KATOPODIS Grigoris

    Mayor of Vironas Attica

    Greece

    KAVVADIA Anneta

    Member of the Parliamentary Member of the Assembly of the Council of Europe

    Greece

    KIPPING Katja

    Chairpersons of Die Linke

    Germany

    KOCH Francesca

    Casa Internazionale delle Donne di Roma

    Italy

    KONSTANTINOU Kostakis

    Frederick University Cyprus

    Cyprus

    KOUGEA Lena

    Coordination Committee of Athens Social Pharmacy

    Greece

    KOURAKIS Tasos

    Membre of the European Parliament, Vice President of the Hellenic Parliament

    Greece

    KOUVELIS Fotis

    Head of the Unitary Movement of European Left

    Greece

    KUNEVA Kostadinka

    Member of the European Parliament GUE/NGL

    Greece

    LAURENT Pierre

    Vice-President of the Party of the European Left

    France

    LECOMTE Marie-Françoise

    Spokesperson of the Demain movement

    Belgium

    LE HYARIC Patrick

    Member of the European Parliament, GUE/NGL

    France

    LIBERAS Βabis

    Member of EC of ADEDY

    Greece

    LIGUORI Guido

    University della Calabria

    Italy

    MADDALENA Paolo

    Vice-President emerito della Corte Costituzionale

    Italy

    MAKRAKIS George

    Member of the Executive Committee ADEDY

    Greece

    MÁLEK Jiří

    Society For European Dialogue

    Czech republic

    MARAZZI Christian

    Economist and university professor

    Switzerland

    MARLIERE Philippe

    Professor of French and European Politics SELCS Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

    United Kingdom

    MARSILI Lorenzo

    Italy

    MARTIN Myriam

    Spokesperson of Ensemble!

    France

    MARTINS Catarina

    Coordinator of Bloco de Esquerda

    Portugal

    MATIAS Marisa

    Member of the European Parliament GUE/NGL

    Portugal

    MAZIER Jacques

    Université Paris-Nord (CEPN) Université Paris-13

    France

    MELEGH Attila

    Sociologist, University professor

    Hungary

    MENAPACE Lidia

    Consiglio Nazionale dell’ANPI

    Italy

    MESEC Luka

    Coordinator of LEVICA

    Slovenia

    MESSNER Mirko

    Chair of KPÖ

    Austria

    MESTRUM Francine

    Researcher, Global social justice

    Belgium

    MEZZADRA Sandro

    Professor of Political Theory in Università degli Studi di Bologna, adjunct research fellow at Institute for Culture and Society of University of Western Sydney

    Italy

    MILEVA Margarita

    Vice-President of the Party of the European Left

    Bulgaria

    MOLA Maite

    Vice-President of the Party of the European Left

    Spain

    MONTEIRO Hugo

    cul:tra

    Portugal

    MOREA Roberto

    Transform

    Italy

    MORVA Judit

    Le Monde Diplomatique

    Hungary

    MUSACCHIO Roberto

    Altra Europa

    Italy

    MUSTAFA MEMET Mustafa

    Member of Parliament of SYRIZA

    Greece

    NAVARRO Vicenç

    Professor of Political Sciences and Public Policy at the University of Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

    Spain

    NOUCHAKIS Stavros

    President of Panhellenic Federation of Medical Visitors & Pharmacists – Related Sector Professions (POIE-FSEK)

    Greece

    NUET Joan Josep

    Coordinador de EUIA

    Spain

    OBADIA Alain

    President of the Gabriel Péri Foundation

    France

    OMARJEE Younous

    Member of the European Parliament, GUE/NGL

    France

    PACKALÉN Petra

    Secretary General of the Communist Party of Finland

    Finland

    PALAZZOTTO Erasmo

    Executive Board of Sinistra Italiana Responsible for International Relations

    Italy

    PALEOCHORITIS Dimitris

    President of POTHA- PanHellenic Entertainment Federation

    Greece

    PANSY Sarah

    Chair of the Young Greens

    Austria

    PANTELIS Takis

    Vice President of POEDHN-Federation of Public Hospital Employees

    Greece

    PAPADIMOULIS Dimitrios

    Vice-President of the European Parliament, Member of the European Parliament GUE/NGL and Head of SYRIZA Delegation

    Greece

    PATOMAKI Heikki

    University of Helsinki

    Finland

    PELLISSIER Jean-François

    Spokeperson of Ensemble!

    France

    PETRELLA Riccardo

    Water Mouvement

    Italy

    PETROPOULOS Giorgos

    member of EC of ADEDY-Confederation of Public Servants

    Greece

    PETROS Damianos

    Headmaster, School of Avlona Juvenile Prison

    Greece

    PIANTA Mario

    University of Urbino

    Italy

    PIERO Bernocchi

    Spokesperson COBAS

    Italy

    PIETILAINEN Jukka

    Left Forum Finland

    Finland

    PINSON Gavriel

    President of the Labour Party of Switzerland (PST/POP)

    Switzerland

    PIRINSKI Georgi

    Member of the Euopean Parliament Progressive Caucus

    Bulgaria

    PISARELLO Gerardo

    Co-Coordinator of the International relation of Catalunya en Común

    Spain

    POULOU Yiota

    Mayor of Livadia

    Greece

    Razem National Executive Board

    Poland

    REVELLI Marco

    Altra Europa

    Italy

    RIEXINGER Bernd

    Chairpersons of Die Linke

    Germany

    RIGAS Panos

    Secretary of the Central Committee of SYRIZA

    Greece

    RINALDINI Gianni

    Ex National Secretary of the FIOM

    Italy

    RIZZUTI Domenico

    Sinistra EuroMediterranea

    Italy

    RODANO Giulia

    Altra Europa

    Italy

    ROGDAKI Αnna

    Member of GC of ADEDY

    Greece

    ROTARU Constantin

    President of the Romanian Socialist Party

    Romania

    SABOURIN Anne

    Europe coordinator of the French Communist Party

    France

    SANTORO Manuel

    National Secretary of Convergenza Socialista

    Italy

    SCHINAS-PAPADOPOULOS Jason

    General Secratery of the Youth of SYRIZA

    Greece

    SCHIRDEWAN Martin

    Director Europe Office Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

    Belgium

    SCHUHLER Conrad

    ISW – Institute for Social, Ecological and Economic Studies

    Germany

    SEPPÄNEN Antti

    Chairperson of PAND (Artists for Peace), dancer

    Finland

    SHEEHAN Helena

    Dublin City University

    Ireland

    STANCIU Dumitru

    Vice-President of the Romanian Socialist Party

    Romania

    STANCIU Lucia

    Vice-President of the Romanian Socialist Party

    Romania

    STRICKNER Alexandra

    Attac

    Autriche

    TAŞ Alper

    President of ÖDP

    Turkey

    TAMÁS Gáspár M

    Marxist philosopher and public intellectual

    Hungary

    THEMISTOCLES Amblas

    President of Greek Federation of Transport Syndicates

    Greece

    THEOPHEFTATOU Aphrodite

    MP, Secretary of Parliamentary group of SYRIZA

    Greece

    THOMA Carole

    Spokesperson for Déi Lénk

    Luxembourg

    THOMAS Isabelle

    Member of the European Parliament Progressive Caucus, S&D

    France

    TOPALIDOU Maria

    Refugee Clinic

    Greece

    TORELLI Massimo

    Altra Europa

    Italy

    TRASCIATTI Attila

    Táncsics organisation

    Hungary

    URBÁN CRESPO Miguel

    Member of the European Parliament, Europe Secretary for Podemos, GUE/NGL

    Spain

    URTASUN Ernest

    Spokerperson of the Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds and Co-Coordinator of the International relation of Catalunya en Común

    Spain

    VÄISÄNEN Juha-Pekka

    Chairperson of the Communist Party of Finland

    Finland

    VAJNAI Attila

    Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006

    Hungary

    VAN HEES Marco

    Deputy of the Parti du Travail de Belgique (PTB-PVDA) in the Belgium Federal Parliament

    Belgium

    VAN KEIRSBILCK Felipe

    Centrale nationale des employés CNE

    Belgium

    VASILIS Rizos

    Coordinator Solidarity for All

    Greece

    Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

    United Kingdom

    VERGIAT Marie-Christine

    Member of the European Parliament, GUE/NGL

    France

    VERNHES Marie-Dominique

    Attac

    Germany

    VIEU Marie-Pierre

    Member of the European Parliament, Parti Communiste Français, GUE/NGL

    France

    VILLANUEVA Idoia

    Member of the Spanish Senate, Member of PODEMOS Executive

    Spain

    VISENTINI Luca

    General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

    Italy

    VITA Vincenzo

    ARS – Associazione Movimento Sinistra

    Italy

    WAGNER David

    Member of Parliament Déi Lénk

    Luxembourg

    WARD Julie

    Member of the European Parliament Labour Party

    United Kingdom

    ZIEGLER Jean

    politician, writer

    Switzerland

    ZIMMER Gabriele

    President of the GUE/NGL Group in the European Parliament

    Germany

    ZOGRAFAKI Eleni

    president of OLME, Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers

    Greece

    ZOURNATZIDOU Theano

    President, Labor Centre of Region of Pella

    Greece