• 06 Červenec 2023 - 09 Červenec 2023
  • Ljubljana
  • Poljanska cesta 26
    1000 Ljubljana

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  • Summer University 2023 of the Party of the European Left and transform! europe

  • The EL and transform! europe Summer University 2023 will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia), from the 6th to the 9th of July 2023.

    As every year, transform! europe and the Party of the European Left are organising the Summer University. This year it will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 6 to 8 July.

    It will be a great opportunity to meet and address strategic issues before the 2024 European elections, and also to find common strategies for a European election campaign that we know will be difficult.

    We need all our intelligence, organisation and unity to stop the long black wave that is sweeping our continent. We want to address in particular the young generations who have the task of overcoming insecurity and injustice in order to imagine a better future. That is why we have decided to reclaim the future.

    You can find the draft programme here below (subject to changes).

    For more information, visit the website of the European Left.


Simultaneous translation will be provided in English, French, and Slovenian.

You can download the detailed programme with all speakers and venue information for each session on the right/below (mobile version) in 'Documents' (English, PDF).

Thursday, 6 July 2023

Arrivals in the morning

14.00-14.30 (CET) – Opening / Welcome speeches
Walter Baier, Danai Koltsida, Luka Mesec, Dr. Asta Vrečko

14.30-16.00 (CET) – Plenary – “New World Order: lessons from Latin America and the Middle East for non-alignment”

16.00-16.15 (CET) – Break

16.15-17.45 (CET)  – Plenary – “Against the increasing costs of living: healthcare and housing are not commodities!”

17.45-18.00 (CET) – Break

18.00-19.15 (CET)

– Seminar/Workshops – Seminar – “What do digital revolution, robotisation and automation mean for the Left and the workers?”
– Seminar/Workshops – Seminar – “Working until death?The fight to defend our pensions everywhere”

19.30 (CET) – Dinner

21.00 (CET) – Concert: Darko Nikolovski rap concert

Friday, 7 July 2023

10.00-11.30 (CET) – Plenary – “Post-fascism and new fascists: the kidnapping of the EU by the far right”

11.30-11.45 (CET) – Break

11.45-13.00 (CET) – Seminars/Workshops

– Workshop/training about campaigning for 2024: make a topic "campaignable"
– Seminar on Culture
– "Challenges of alliance building: the example of NUPES"

13.00 (CET) – Lunch

14.30-16.00 (CET) – Plenary – “Peace is our victory: now and for the future, in Ukraine and everywhere!”

16.00-16.30 (CET) – Break

16.30-18.00 (CET) – Plenary – “Militarisation and climate change: a neglected link”

18.00-18.15 (CET) – Break

18.15-19.30 (CET) – Seminars/Workshops

– Youth Network Assembly "Youth of Europe rise with Cuba"
– Workshop/training about campaigning for 2024: Tools for a campaign / How to build a campaign

20.00 (CET) – Dinner

21.30-22.30 (CET) – Concert of Lara Jankovic

Saturday, 8 July 2023

10.00-11.30 (CET) – Plenary – “Intersectional approach for our battles: feminism, migration, LGBTQ+ and ageism”

11.30-11.45 (CET) – Break

11.45-13.00 (CET) – Seminars/Workshops

– Workshop/training about campaigning for 2024: Europeanising campaigns / Topics for the 2024 EP election
Seminar – “How ecological was Marx? Climate change and Marxism”

13.00 (CET) – Lunch

14.30-15.45 (CET) – "100 Shades of the EU: Democracy and European integration"

16.00-17.00 (CET) – Conclusions: "EL priorities for the 2024 European Elections"

17.00-21.30 (CET) – Visit of the “Red Ljubljana” (in English)

22.00 (CET) – Closing party: Concert of Lara Jankovič

Sunday, 9 July 2023


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