transform! Newsletter February 2024

 

Newsletter 28th February 2024

 

 

Dear readers,

With this edition of our newsletter, we aim to provide you with an overview of the significant events and developments awaiting us this year.

Foremost among these is the European Parliament elections (6-9 June), a pivotal moment in our collective attempt to prevent a drastic shift towards the right. Such a shift could potentially impede crucial efforts towards ecological transition, the safeguarding of democracy, and the advancement of social justice. To ensure comprehensive coverage and analysis of these elections, our editorial team is proud to launch a special section on our website – the European Elections Monitoring Project. Here, we will keep you informed about all activities related to the European Elections 2024 from a progressive and left perspective.

Starting with pre-election content in late March/early April, our member and observer organisations from across Europe plan to provide insights into the political climate in their respective countries, with a particular focus on the status of left-wing parties in anticipation of the European Elections. On election day, we aim to deliver real-time monitoring of results across Europe through an interactive map displayed on our website. Following this, our coverage will extend to the evaluation of results, offering both national and European perspectives from each “rapporteur” through insightful articles.

Please mark your calendars for the following key events 2024, organised by transform! europe and our network, with more details to be announced in the coming weeks and months:

  • ¡No pasarán! International Conference: 19-21 April, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Summer University of European Left and transform! europe: 11-14 July, Mieres, Spain
  • The Future Factory: 12-15 September, location to be confirmed
  • 8th EUROPEAN FORUM of Left, Green and Progressive forces: 8-10 November, Budapest, Hungary

We also wish to highlight the activities of our Economics Working Group, established last year, which continues to produce valuable content in response to the ongoing crises generated by late capitalism.

As always, our newsletter provides links to our latest publications and details of current events organised by transform! europe and our network.

We hope you find this issue enlightening and informative.

Štefica Gazibara, web editor for transform! europe


Blog

Analysis
The New EU Industrial Policy and the Hidden Costs of Crowding in Private Investors:

The EU’s current industrial policy has been widely endorsed as a shift towards green Keynesianism. Yet, it lacks public control over the innovation process as well as fiscal oversight by the European Parliament, while promoting rentier capitalism and hindering the redistribution of the benefits, the author argues.

This article is part of transform!’s Economics Working Group Blog Series. [read More…]

 

Recent Publications

eDossier
Socio-Ecological Transformation of German Industry

This publication continues last year’s project to shed light on living and working conditions in Europe. We did this by collecting the experiences and direct testimonies of those concerned, with the intention of giving a platform to those most affected by the issues highlighted in this publication. To this end, we set up “focus groups”, i.e. collective or individual interviews of homogeneous groups, in order to examine in more detail different areas of work and their specific realities. [read More…]

 

Events

Webinar by Dialop and transform! europe
Migration: Responsibilities and Solidarity

This webinar co-organised by DIALOP and transform! aims to untangle the causes leading to migration and identify solutions behind responsibilities by focussing on three dimensions: the EU approach, the climate change issue, and irregular migration and its effects. It gives the floor to scholars and to activists who saved lives along the different escape routes. [read More…]

 

International Transform!Danmark conference
How to avoid climate collapse?

This webinar co-organised by DIALOP and transform! aims to untangle the causes leading to migration and identify solutions behind responsibilities by focussing on three dimensions: the EU approach, the climate change issue, and irregular migration and its effects. It gives the floor to scholars and to activists who saved lives along the different escape routes. [read More…]