Call for Papers for the annual conference of the EuroMemo Group in September 2012 in Poznan

European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe – EuroMemo Group

Registration form for the 18th Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

(please reply to by 30 June 2012)

Yes, I intend to participate in the 18th Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (28-30 September 2012 in Poznan)

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Yes, I wish  to contribute a paper

Title of the Paper:

For the Saturday-morning Workshop on:

Abstract (max. 250 words):


The Deepening Crisis in the EU: The Need for a Fundamental Change in Policy


Dear colleagues,

This year’s EuroMemo Group conference will be held in Poland at the University of Poznan from 28-30 September 2012.

We would like to invite you to attend the conference and to submit proposals for papers for the workshops in one of the following areas:

Economic and financial policy: a critical assessment of current policies in the EU and their impact; the limits of recent calls for a ‘growth pact’; the ongoing restructuring and concentration of capital; the failure to address the deepening ecological crisis.

Governance in the EU: the shifting power relations in formal and informal structures, the increasing dominance of large states and declining public legitimacy; the need to develop appropriate forms of economic democracy.

Restructuring the social agenda: contesting narratives of the crisis; how the crisis is being used to shift to more regressive policies; the impact on wages, labour rights and social programmes.

A development strategy for the European periphery: the transformation of industrial and institutional structures and the need for a comprehensive long-term investment programmes based on promoting skills and good jobs.

The crisis in global governance: the G20’s failure to develop a coordinated response to the crisis; the WTO’s failure to address global – and especially North-South – trade imbalances; the lack of prospects for advance in global environmental governance (‘Rio + 20’ conference; climate change).

If you would like to participate in the conference, please copy the registration form below into an email and reply by 30 June 2012 to indicating:

That you would like to participate, and whether you wish to offer a paper for a workshop.

Proposals for papers together with a short abstract (maximum 250 words) should be submitted by 30 June. If accepted, completed papers should be submitted by 1 September. We strongly encourage participants to submit short papers (10-12 pages) and to explicitly address policy implications.

Please note that there will be a conference fee collected at the venue to cover the cost of refreshments during the conference and lunch on Saturday (20 Euro / 10 Euro for students / 50 Euro for participants with institutional support).

Information sheets with details about travel arrangements and hotel bookings are attached. A contingent of rooms has been reserved at a Hotel IKAR in Poznan. Please use the attached form to make your own bookings at the hotel. Early booking is strongly recommended to secure a room. The deadline for booking rooms is 30 June.

We look forward to seeing you in Poznan!

Best wishes,
for the EuroMemo Group

Wlodzimierz Dymarski, Miren Etxezarreta, Trevor Evans, Marica Frangakis, John Grahl, Jacques Mazier, Mahmood Messkoub, Werner Raza, Catherine Sifakis, Diana Wehlau and Frieder Otto Wolf



The provisional programme is as follows:

Friday, 28.9., afternoon: The political and economic state of the Union (speakers tba)

Saturday, 29.9., morning: Workshops

Saturday, 29.9., afternoon: Plenary on policy proposals from workshops and
Special plenary on Trade union strategies to confront the crisis

Sunday, 30.9., morning: Planning meeting: EuroMemorandum 2013 and other activities