• 25 April 2020 - 26 April 2020
  • transform! Webinar
  • Prague/ European Spring 2020 Webinars

  • The recent situation calls for a constructive dialogue. Therefore we would like to invite you to participate in two online webinars that will take place on 25 and 26 April 2020. The main seminar will be held on Sunday 26 april on how environmental, peace and social movements can address the COVID-19 outbreak. This as a contribution to making peoples movements in Europe coming together responding to immediate challenges as a stepping stone towards World Social Forum in Mexico 2021. There will also be a seminar on Saturday addressing the need of solidarity among movements in different parts of Europe repressed by their governments and corporations with cases both before the coronacrisis and during the present situation. 

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Saturday, 25 April


First contact to webinar practice, and to know each other.

12:30-13:15 - "Stopping repression against movements in Russia, Ukraine and the EU".

Reports on different cases and proposal for action :

  • Russia: Cases in St Petersburg, Moscow, Penza
  • Ukraine: Odessa massacre and solidarity action May 2
  • Lithuania: Algirdas Paleckis
  • Austria: Abdel Kerim Abu Habel, a Palestinian asylum seeker
  • Catalonia: 9 Catalan political leaders sentenced to prison between 9 to 13 years.
  • UK : Julian Assange and labelling Stop the war, Greenpeace and other movements as terrorist threats

13:15-14:00 - "Defending democratic rights during the present crisis"

Reports from Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe

14:00 - Conclusions and closing ceremony

Sunday, 26 April

10:00-10:45 - Welcome ceremony

Introduction : How can movements come together during the crisis and work together in Europe and towards World Social Forum (WSF) in Mexico 2021 ?

Leo Gabriel, and the initiators of th webinars.

10:45-11:00 - "How to participate" ?

Collective solving of practical issues.

11:00-12:30 - "An internationalistic answer to the coronacrisis"

Leire Azkargota, Francine Mestrum, Aleksander Buzgalin, Rainer Braun, Peter Wahl, CEE person appointed by UNITED/Young Naturefriends.

12:30-13:00 - Break

13:00-14:30 - "An internationalistic answer to the Coronacrisis from a youth perspective"

Youth action movements on : "How to solve the crisis from a peace and environmental/health justice perspective ?"

Michel Diaz Nocetti, Maruška Marija Mileta, Kristóf Nagy,Amos Wallgren.

14:45-16:45 - "What can we do ?"

  • 14:45-15:15 - Summary of proposals from earlier sessions. Discussion on : "How to unify peace and environmental movement and a common way to address the crisis ?"
  • 15:15-16:00 - Working groups on social rural and urban movements, peace and environmental movements, youth movements, antirepression.
  • 16:00-16:45 - Reports from the working groups, proposals for actions and next step forward.

16:45-17:00 - Conclusions and closing ceremony