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”,
Youth expresses the most militant and promising part of the political left, playing a central role in social mobilisations and political uprisings. But are left-wing parties in Europe credible to Millennials and Gen Z? Why do even the radical parts of the politicised youth not see the left parties as spaces of participation and collective
It is obvious that political environmentalism unfolds differently according to gender. This study aims to explore the heuristic dimension of ecofeminism and contribute to rethinking our contradictions, methods of struggle and possible cross-class alliances in the current context of impending ecological catastrophe. An ecofeminist wind seems to have been blowing through protests in Europe
The aim of this study is to examine the far-right in the EP from 2019 until today (September 2022) from different angles and to provide answers to the questions regarding what happened after the 2019 elections, how the European far-right is organised in the EP and what the connecting factors and dividing lines between the
The study provides a broad mapping of Austrian-based multilateral cooperation, actors, and organisations that are heavily involved in EU border externalisation policies far beyond Austrian borders – and therefore in the violent and sometimes lethal approach to people on the move. Since the ‘long summer of migration’ in 2015 and the sealing of the
Due to the inequalities in European societies such as the gender gap and the low value placed on care work, women have been hit specifically hard by the pandemic. This study focuses on the effects of the pandemic on women workers in the service sector in one of the most affected European countries, Spain.
The European Union is witnessing a radical epistemic and societal change. The way we communicate, produce, socialise, and even govern, are being shaped by privately owned digital infrastructures. People in places as different as Spain and Poland are funneled through the same private conducts to culture, jobs and potential romantic partners. An ultralibertarian version
This paper provides an analysis of the objectives of the Conference on the Future of Europe, conducted by Pedro Chaves Giraldo, lecturer, political scientist and coordinator of the Spanish edition of Le Monde diplomatique. The Conference on the Future of Europe formally began its work on 9 May 2021. The declared expectations on its
Security is a basic need and an urgent necessity for everyone, particularly for those affected by war, violent conflict, police brutality, hate crimes, or domestic violence. Yet, current debates on security are mostly co-opted by the right, and repressive and discriminating policies are justified in the name of security. The drafting and developing a
Basque researcher Júlia Martí Comas presents a critical review from an ecofeminist point of view of the DiEM25 proposal The Green New Deal for Europe, and Resolution Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal, presented to the US House of Representatives by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey.
Andrea Allamprese, Professor of Labour Law at the University of Modena, on reforms necessary to challenge – or even reverse – the trend towards labour precarisation in various European countries, edited by Tatiana Moutinho (transform! europe), with an introductory note by Danai Koltsida, Vice President of transform! europe. Please find the ePaper on the
Ilona Švihlíková, a member of the National Economic Council, provides firsthand knowledge of the proposals concerning the Czech Republic’s socio-economic situation and analyses the measures implemented to mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic through the viewpoint of political economy. Please find the ePaper on the left/below (mobile version) in ‘Documents’ (English, PDF). TABLE
This ePaper analyses the most important political developments in North Macedonia under the social democratic-led government of Zoran Zaev (2017-2020). Notwithstanding the far-reaching political changes in the country (notably those resulting from the Prespa Agreement), the author undertakes a critical examination of the political statements and deeds of the previous government: For example,
With this publication, transform! europe presents a discussion paper by Prof. Hartmut Elsenhans on the EU’s economic and monetary policy. Elsenhans adopts a trade union-oriented view of the economy, which combines Keynesian economic analysis with a Marxist class analysis. Whether or not the argument that capitalism were the best option to produce and distribute
Jens Holm invites the European Left to discuss the transition to sustainable transport: how can topics as diverse as the digital revolution, the climate crisis, the future of our cities and global value chains be integrated in one discussion? Please find the ePaper on the left/below (mobile version) in ‘Documents’ (English, PDF). TABLE OF
Without the construction sector, there can be no productive transformation and no Socialist Green New Deal. In this ePaper Stephen Schindler shows why it is so important for the left to familiarize itself with the construction sector and to push it to the centre stage in the discourse for the productive transformation of our European
Neoliberalism is considered a key paradigm and a building block of post-communist transformation – but often approached linearly, as a transition from and to. However, such linearity ignores its hybrid and discontinuous representations in the very specific contexts of the diverse region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Find the ePaper for download on
The EP elections brought a strengthening of extreme-right parties. This paper takes a closer look at the party manifestos for the elections to the European Parliament of five of those extreme-right parties by comparing their positions towards the EU, EU integration and „Europe“ in general. Please find the ePaper on the left/below (mobile version)
With increased internationalism of the right-winged political spectrum in Europe being on the rise, the question of internationalism of the European left is becoming more present in the past years. A nativist versus internationalist debate defines contemporary politics. The aim of this position paper will be to cluster and compare international foreign policy positions
After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, relations between Russia and China have undergone a transformation. Over the past 25 years, the two countries that have been rivals for centuries, have been able to find compromise, and, today, even forming a strategic partnership – with major consequences also for Europe. Please find
Solving Energy Poverty could be one of the biggest achievements of the 21st century. Rising energy costs and falling household incomes make energy poverty a growing concern in the European Union. This means that approximately 11% of the population in the EU is not able to adequately heat or cool their homes at affordable costs.
There is a need to construct a new narrative for the issue of migration in order to move away from the populist and right-wing discourse which is being spread across Europe, by placing migration in its correct historical and geographical context so as to remove the negative portrayal of migration which feeds people’s fears.
On general trends of political and social development in the region of CEE (and not only) in the last 25 years – in order to understand the main roots of recent authoritarian tendencies in their historical contexts. Please find the ePaper on the left/below (mobile version) in ‘Documents’ (English, PDF). Text version Every
An insight in decision-making processes and preferences of the policy makers on security and defence issues. Please find the ePaper on the right (pdf). Introduction The new Global Strategy for the European Union’s Security and Defence Policy presented in June 2016 by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security
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