22nd Annual Conference of the EuroMemo Group

Call for Papers

“The European Union: the Threat of Disintegration”. – This year’s EuroMemo Group conference will be jointly hosted with the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.


The European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (EuroMemo Group) is a network of European economists committed to promoting full employment with good work, social justice with an eradication of poverty and social exclusion, ecological sustainability, and international solidarity. The group was founded in 1995, and includes participants from a wide range of European countries.It holds an annual conference and publishes an annual Memorandum which provides a critical analysis of recent developments in the European Union and is available in several European languages.

As in past years, transform! will take on the responsibility for the production of the printed versions of EuroMemorandum in English, French, and German. For the 2016 edition click here.


We would like to invite you to attend the conference and to submit proposals for contributions to the workshops. All papers that present an alternative economic perspective on the conference theme ‘The European Union: the Threat of Disintegration’ are welcome. In particular, we encourage submissions specific to one of the workshop topics. Please find attached details on the workshops. Proposals for papers together with a short abstract (maximum 250 words) should be submitted by 1 July. If possible, please indicate the workshop which the proposal is intended for. If accepted, completed papers should be submitted by 25 August so that they can be read before the conference.

We strongly encourage participants to submit short papers (10-12 pages) and to explicitly address policy implications.

If you would like to participate in the conference, please copy the registration form below into an email and reply by the 1 July 2016 to info@euromemo.eu indicating:

  • That you would like to participate, and
  • Whether you wish to offer a paper for one of the workshops.

Please note that there will be a conference fee collected at the venue to cover the cost of the conference and the dinner on Friday evening (30 Euro / 10 Euro for students / 80 Euro for participants with institutional support).

An information sheet with practical information including details about hotel bookings and transport is attached. Early booking is strongly recommended.

We look forward to seeing you in Coimbra!

Best wishes from the EuroMemo Group: Marija Bartl, Joachim Becker, Marcella Corsi, Wlodzimierz Dymarski, Trevor Evans, Marica Frangakis, John Grahl, Peter Herrmann, Jeremy Leaman, Jacques Mazier, Mahmood Messkoub, Ronen O’Brien, Werner Raza, Catherine Sifakis, Achim Truger, Frieder Otto Wolf


Please copy the registration form below into an email and reply by 1 July 2016 to info@euromemo.eu indicating:

Yes, I intend to participate in the 22nd Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (15-17 September 2016 in Coimbra, Portugal)

First Name:

Last Name:





Yes, I wish to contribute a paper

Title of the Paper:

For the Friday-morning Workshop on:

Abstract (max. 250 words):


Thursday, 15 September 2016

15.00 – 18.30 (Registration at 14.30)

Hans-Jürgen Bieling (University of Tübingen): Political State of the Union
Gabriel Colletis (University of Toulouse) (tbc): Economic State of the Union
José Pacheco Pereira (University of Porto) (tbc): The politico-economic situation of Portugal

19.00: Conference Dinner


Friday, 16 September 2016

9.00 – 13.00 Workshops (details on the topics are attached)

I. Macroeconomic and developmental policies to challenge austerity and uneven development (coordinator: Achim Truger)

II. EU monetary and financial policies: reaching its limits? (coordinators: Marica Frangakis, John Grahl)

III. Tax abuse and tax justice: the political economy of corporate behaviour, current policy and radical alternatives (coordinator: Jeremy Leaman)

IV. Migration, the refugee crisis and the possible breakup of the Schengen Agreement (coordinator: Mahmoud Messkoub)

V. Right-wing & economic nationalism in Europe: origins and responses (coordinator: Joachim Becker)

VI. EU-external relations: destabilising the neighbours (coordinator: Catherine Sifakis)

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.45: Plenary on policy proposals from workshops

16.15 – 18.00: Special Plenary ‘Disintegration or Refoundation of the European Union?’

Cédric Durand (Paris 13 University)
Fabio De Masi (MEP GUE/NGL) (tbc)


Saturday, 17 September 2016


Planning meeting: EuroMemorandum 2017 and other activities