transform! at the 5th EL Congress

Berlin Congress Center

transform! europe invites to a reception on 17 December, will conduct a social science survey among the delegates and will be present with a stall.


The Party of the European Left (EL) hold its 5th Congress from 15 to 18 December in Berlin, Germany, gathering delegations from all its parties to decide on the political focus for the next three-year term.

The EL Congress addresses important issues such as the creation of a broad left-wing front to stand against fascism and the far-right, the fight against tax evasion and the rupture with the negotiations of TTIP, TISA and CETA. According to the EL statutes, the Congress also elects the new ruling bodies and it decides on the accession of new member parties, observers and partners.


Invitation to the transform! Reception

Saturday, 17 December 2016

9.30 pm

Basement floor – Level A

transform! will present its network, activities and thematic working groups. We will also give an outlook to the transform! yearbook 2017: “The Left, the People, Populism. Past and Present”, with contributions by Euclid Tsakalotos, Alberto Garzón, Gregor Gysi, Ursula Huws, Ludmilla Bulavka, Serge Wolikow, Geoff Eley, Susan Zimmermann, Richard Seymour and many others.


Survey on the European Left Party

Data, Profiles, Personal Values and Views of Delegates at the 5th EL Congress 2016

In continuation of the project initiated at the Congress in Paris in 2010 and followed-up in 2013 in Madrid, transform! will, together with the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, conduct a social science survey among the delegates. The results of the survey of 2010 and 2013 can be found here.

Delegates are kindly requested to fill in the questionnaire (it takes about 20 minutes); this contribution would be very useful regarding our common future analysis. The questionnaire is available in CZ, EN, FR, GER, GR, IT, RU, please submit it to the comrades at the stall.


transform! Stall

Visit our stall and have a look at our latest publications and a chat with our delegates.


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Fri, DECEMBER 16, 2016


08.00 > Room A 02

– Welcome / Registrations


12.00 – 15.00 > Room B 05/06

– Womens’ Assembly


16.00 > Room C 01

– Host parties welcoming

– Presentation EL delegates and internationals

– Adoption of rules of Congress

– Presentation Political Document and Evaluation & Evolution

– Presentation Documents of working groups and networks

– Intervention Women’s Assembly

– Intervention of international guests

– Intervention of German organizations

– Intervention of EL President, Pierre Laurent

– Debate on the Political Document and Evaluation & Evolution


21.00 – 22.00 > Room B 01

– Dinner



Sat, DECEMBER 17, 2016


08.00 – 09.00 > Room B 01



09.00 > Room C 01

– Intervention of Delegations

– Report of Treasurer

– Intervention of Delegations

– Intervention of international guests


14.00 > Room B 01

– Lunch


15.30 > Room C 01

– Intervention of Delegations

– Report Statutes

– Adoption Statutes

– Election president Statutes Commission

– Intervention of Delegations

– Intervention of international guests

– Coffee Break

– Adoption of Political Document

– Adoption of Evaluation & Evolution document

– Election new EL Presidency

– Greetings from the new President



– Dinner


21. 30 – 23.45 > Room A 03 – A 06

– Transform! cocktail followed by European evening by Die Linke



Sun, DECEMBER 18, 2016


08.00 – 09.00 > Room B 01

– Coffee


09.00 – 13.00 > Room C 01

– Adoption of motions

– Intervention of international guests

– Report of Auditors

– Adoption of Auditors report

– Election of Audit group

– Ratification of enlargement

– Welcoming of new parties/movements joining the EL

– Adoption and Presentation of new Executive Board and treasurer

– Closing by new EL Presidency


12.30 – 13.30 > Room B 01

– Lunch


13.00 – 14.45 > Room B 05/06

– Meeting of new EL Executive Board



15.00 – End