On 14 November – in the middle of the week – something new happened. Radiating from Spain and Portugal unionists in Italy, Greece, France, and Belgium laid down work. A coordinated “Day of Actions and Solidarity” as has never before taken place in Europe. A day of resistance against the restructuring plans of Europe for which Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, had coined the short phrase: ...
On 14 November European mobilization in Italy has been divided into different events in major cities such as Milan, Turin, Genoa, and Rome. The demonstrations had many participants. The march in Rome brought together unions that joined the general strike (CGIL and Cobas) and students taking the streets with tens of thousands of young people
I will try to tackle the issue of the need for an enhanced cooperation between social movements and political actors for a progressive way out of the crisis in Europe, starting from the national level. This choice is based on the belief, which was cemented by the developments in Greece during the last three years,
On behalf the European Network for Alternative Thinking and Political Dialogue of transform!, I would like to express our great pleasure to be present in this big meeting of European citizens and activists of social movements, trade-union and political parties. In 2002, when we met in Fortezza da Basso for the 1st European Social Forum
Initiated and organised by social movements, ten years after the first European Social Forum in Florence, the Firenze 10+10 assembly took place. Along the five thematic axes: Democracy / Finance, debt, austerity / Labour and social rights / Commons and public services / Europe in the Mediterranean and the world, many seminars, convergence meetings and
Zehn Jahre nach dem ersten Europäischen Sozialforum fand das Florenz 10+10-Treffen statt, das von sozialen Bewegungen initiiert und organisiert worden war. Entlang der fünf thematischen Achsen: Demokratie / Finanzen, Schulden und Sparpolitik / Arbeits- und soziale Rechte / Gemeingüter und öffentliche Dienste / Europa in der Mittelmeerregionen und der Welt wurden zahlreiche Seminare, Verständigungstreffen und Diskussionen
In its meeting on 17 October 2012 the executive committee of ETUC took a very important decision (as a consequence of an announced General strike in several European countries): The ETUC calls for a day of action and solidarity on 14 November 2012, including strikes, demonstrations, rallies and other actions, mobilising the European trade union
The European Progressive Economists Network has been launched at the Firenze 10+10 forum meeting promoted by Euromemorandum, Economistes Atterrés, Sbilanciamoci!, and Another Road for Europe, bringing together a variety of groups of economists and think tanks including Econosphères from Belgium, Econonuestra from Spain, the Transnational Institute, Critical Political Economy Network, transform! and many other organisations. The network will participate to the initiatives and events emerging from Firenze 10+10 and ...
More than 4 thousand participants, 300 networks and organisations from 28 countries from all over Europe and beyond, met at Fortezza da Basso in Florence from November 8th to 11th, to debate and strategize together for another Europe. Over 100 meetings took place and many new networks and campaigns were launched. A call for common action and a proposed roadmap emerged from the convergence meeting
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