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The EA journal is a space to imagine alternatives beyond the nation-state. It contains think-pieces, articles, artistic and cultural contribtions, podcasts, videos and more on a broad range of topics and themes spanning democracy, culture, equality, decolonisation, social movement organising and more.

In 2023, we relaunched the European Alternatives journal. First published in 2007, the journal has long been a space to map out visions, ideas and pathways for an alternative, open and radically more democratic Europe.

In that first issue, Etienne Balibar set out his theses for an ‘Alter-Globalizing Europe’. The theses called for a postcolonial European identity that overcomes the ‘East-West’ divide and the ‘West then the Rest’ mentality; an open Europe that invents a variable geometry, acknowledging its constitutive interpenetration with vast Euro-Atlantic, Euro-Asian, Euro-Mediterranean and Euro-African spaces; as American hegemony declines, a Europe that positions itself as mediator not a power bloc – tending towards conflict reduction, redistribution, egalitarianism and decentralisation; and a Europe whose relationship with the so-called global ‘South’ is characterised by a genuine reciprocity of possibilities of co-development.

Newly relaunched in 2023, the journal continues to be a space to grapple with the specificities and challenges of constructing a new geopolitical imaginary.

The journal seeks to further our organisational aim: to promote democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation-state. We’re here to show that an alternative Europe already exists as something that we, collectively, can imagine, demand and enact.

We hope this journal can be a critical and accessible space where ideas and actions can interact to foster new connections, systems, temporalities and imaginaries – linking social movements, academics, civil society, artists, activists and the very earth we inhabit to build together and live the alternatives we dream.