“Peoples of Europe unite!” Documentation of 7th Summer University out now

This year’s Summer University of EL and transform! europe took place in Portaria, Greece. transform! took care of collecting reports on various seminars and plenaries. Find the documentation for download here.

More than 400 participants have been at the 7th Summer University of the European Left Party (EL) and transform! europe, which took place in Portaria, near the city of Volos, in the region of Thessaly in Greece, from 17 to 22 July.

In the epicentre of the crisis, this Summer University has had the crisis as its transversal theme. The effects of the austerity measures all over Europe, the pauperisation of society, but also the big popular resistance and important mobilisations in several countries, outline what is in the page the European people are turning at this new moment in history. The slogan of the summer university has been: 

“Peoples of Europe, Unite!”

In cooperation with the Greek EL member parties of Synaspismos and AKOA, the Summer University gathered activists and members of parties and social movements from all over Europe, for debates on current political and social issues.

The 4 thematic axes of this year’s Summer University have been:

  • Building Solidarity during the Crisis – Towards a New Society

  • Against Authoritarian Capitalism – For a Democratic, Social, Ecological and Feminist Europe

  • The Future of Europe and the Relation of Europe with the Rest of the World

  • The Cooperation among Parties, Trade Unions and Social Movements on a National and European Level

During the workshops and the plenaries, participants shared experiences and discussed policies and initiatives for the construction of an alternative Europe.

Find a series of videos as wesummer universityll as a picture gallery on transform’s summer university programme page

transform! took care of collecting reports on various seminars and plenaries, the result is the documentation for download on the right.

Many thanks to all who contributed to this documentation!