26th Annual Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

EuroMemo Group

A post-Covid 19 global-local agenda for a socio-ecological transformation of Europe.


This year’s EuroMemo Group conference will take place from 8 – 25 September 2020 in an Online-Format due to Covid-19. Relevant access details will be available in due course.

Following up on the theme of last year’s conference on the need for a Green New Deal for Europe, this year’s conference will particularly address the need for a profound socio-ecological transformation of Europe, as perhaps the last chance for a progressive form of European integration. In response to the twin crises of climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus will be on discussing policy proposals on how we can establish a truly transformative agenda that deepens global cooperation on vital issues of humanity like climate change, public health and migration, while at the same time reinforcing local sustainable development in the EU.



Relevant access details will be available in due course.


For further information, see the website of the EuroMemo Group.


GrouTuesday, 8 September 2020

16.00 – 18:00 Opening Plenary: The Political and Economic State of the European Union in the shadow of COVID-19: deep crisis, lack of solidarity, and the threat of further disintegration

Keynote I: Political State of the Union

Prof. Claude Serfati (Associate Researcher at the Institut de Recherche Économique et Sociale; Senior lecturer at the Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin)

Keynote II: The Economic State of the Union

Euclid Tsakalotos (Professor of Economics, University of Athens, and former Minister of Finance of Greece)

Keynote III: The economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis: a feminist perspective

Maria Karamessini (Professor in Labour Economics and Economics of the Welfare State, Panteion University Athens)

You find the recorded session under the following link here

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

16.00 – 18:00 Plenary I: Key challenges and proposals for a socio-ecological transformation of the EU in the shadow of the twin crises of climate change and COVID-19


  • Prof. Murat Arsel (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Dr. Joachim Spangenberg (Vice-President of the Sustainable Europe Research Institut)
  • Prof. Leila Simona Talani (King’s College London)

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

16.00 – 18.00 Plenary II: The future of global governance and the role of the EU


  • Prof. Ingo Venzke (University of Amsterdam and Director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law)
  • Nana de Graaf (Associate Professor at the Free University of Amsterdam)
  • Angela Wigger (Associate Professor at Radboud University and EuroMemo SC)

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

09.00 – 13.00 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1 (Macroeconomic Policies) & Workshop 2 (Critical Perspectives on the European Green Deal)

14.00 – 18.00 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 3 (Feminist approaches to a Green New Deal) & Workshop 4 (The social and solidarity economy)

Thursday, 24 September 2020

09.00 – 13.00 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 5 (Recalibrating production and consumption systems and the role of industrial policy)
Workshop 6 (The international dimension of socio-ecological transformation)

16.00 – 18.00 Final Plenary: Policy Proposals from Workshops Friday

Friday, 25 September 2020

09.00 – 12.00 Planning Meeting: EuroMemorandum 2021 and other activities

All those who are registered will be receiving the access codes and the complete conference agenda after the period for registration is closed (7 September 2020 at noon).