Events 2020

European Alternatives organises and participates in many events, all across Europe and beyond, to promote democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation state. Our events include conferences, open debates, assemblies, festivals, book presentations, and much more. Check out if we are coming to your city or town and come to meet us!

Brussels January
23rd 2020
Euryka Consortium Event

Conference: Youth Doing Politics

Euryka Consortium Event

Berlin Literature Festival

January 23rd at 20:30 at Flagey Place Sainte-Croix, 1, 1050
The Euryka project is an EU-funded cross-national research project which provides knowledge about how inequalities mediate youth political participation. It intends to reach a better understanding of the conditions, processes, and mechanisms underpinning how young people do politics: how do…
Berlin February
18th 2020
Another Europe is Possible Event

What would a feminist Europe look like?

Another Europe is Possible Event

February 18th at 19:00 at Bar Ada - Weserstr. 208, 12047
The EU has been increasingly politicised in recent years. Gone is the old assumption that only technocracy rules on the stage of European governance. Today numerous movements, initiatives and political forces across the continent make changing the EU key to…
Brussels March
19th 2020
EA Event

First Meeting of the Council on Participatory Democracy

EA Event

March 19th at 14:00h
19-20 MARCH 2020 – Bruxelles A call for European citizens and organisations that put at the center of their daily action the full adoption of democratic instruments and the view of a democratic and sustainable Europe. Register here for joining…
Online April
4th 2020
Another Europe is Possible Event

Resist 2020

Another Europe is Possible Event

Online conference

April 4th at 14:00h CET at On Zoom - register to get the link
The virtual conference Resist2020 will be kicking off at 14h (CET). Joined by a range of excellent speakers – experts, politicians, campaigners, international guests – from the comfort of our homes we will be discussing some of the biggest battles…
Online April
18th 2020
EA Event

Neoliberalism, Democracy and Covid-19 in the Global South

EA Event

April 18th at 14:00h CET
No area of the world will be left untouched by coronavirus. All over the world, politics is changing in dangerous and unprecedented ways, as authoritarians, neo-liberals, big business and the nationalist right seek to exploit the crisis. Europe has been…
Online May
9th 2020
EA Event

Citizens Take Over Europe – online festival

EA Event

May 9th at 11:00 - 19:00 at Online
On the 9th of May, Citizens Take Over Europe are organising a marathon of online events taking place across Europe and in different languages. PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY 11:00 “Setting the Scene: What has the crisis done to us” by…
Online May
16th 2020
EA Event

Covid-19, democratic ownership and the future of the economy

EA Event

May 16th at 14:00 CET
In 2008, the state bailed out the banks. In 2020, it is bailing out the whole of capitalism. State intervention and public borrowing are at their highest level in peacetime history. Some have described this as “a Tory government implementing…
Online May
16th 2020
School of Resistance Event

School of Resistance: This Madness has to stop

School of Resistance Event

May 16th at 18h CET
On April 20th, 2020, the oil price dipped below zero for the first time in history. It wasn’t the only world record caused by Covid-19. In no more than a few months, a nasty virus was able to pull off…
Online May
28th 2020
EA Event

School of resistance: Make the world habitable again

EA Event

May 28th at 17:00h at Online
THE STREAMING WILL BE LIVE ON THU 28 MAY AT 17.00 CET ON https://www.ntgent.be/en/productions/school-of-resistance-make-the-world-habitable-again https://www.facebook.com/NTGentstadstheater http://international-institute.de/ https://www.facebook.com/iipmmilorau/ https://www.br.de/kultur/theater/index.html During our second School of Resistance climate activists Vandana Shiva and Vanessa Nakate address the effects of climate change in the Global…
Online May
30th 2020
EA Event

No return to ‘normal’: how do we build a new economy?

EA Event

May 30th at 14:00h CET
We’ve had a decade of austerity that left the NHS badly exposed to coronavirus. The economic model introduced by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s has also produced stark regional inequalities. Many post-industrial regions have never recovered. Globally inequality has mushroomed,…
Oxford September
10th 2020
EA Event

Challenging Boundaries – Interdisciplinary Conference

EA Event

September 10th at Oxford Brookes University
Co-Creation has become increasingly popular in recent years as a concept, method and policy tool.  A key factor in the rise of Co-Creation is its potential in breaking down boundaries, between different parts of the city, between different groups within…
Online September
30th 2020
From the Sea to the City Event

Which way forward in Europe? EU Funding for a solidary migration policy

From the Sea to the City Event

September 30th at 17:00h
After our first panel on how to build a strong alliance between cities and civil society, we invite mayors, city representatives, European civil society actors, search and rescue NGOs and representatives of the European institutions to join us in the…
Online October
17th 2020
The School of Resistance Event

School of Resistance: The Paranoia of the Western Mind

The School of Resistance Event

October 17th at 18:00h
A dialogue with Achille Mbembe (Cameroon) Host: Milo Rau Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’20 When Achille Mbembe, one of the most important African thinkers of our age, was uninvited by the German Ruhrtriennale because of a comparison of…
October
22nd 2020
The School of Resistance Event

A global jurisdiction for a global economy

The School of Resistance Event

October 22nd at 18:00h
A dialogue with Miriam Saage-Maaß and Sylvestre Bisimwa. The global economy is out of control. All over the world, multinational companies are violating human rights, disregarding labour rights, relocating people and destroying habitats without being held accountable. Often, states depend…
Palermo October
27th 2020
EA Event

Opening Studio Rizoma and launch PANDEMOS

EA Event

October 27th at 18h CET at Ex-convento della magione palermo
Studio Rizoma is an international cultural studio based in Palermo and with outreach offices in Berlin and Paris. It has been established by European Alternatives, with support from Allianzkulturstiftung, following the successful curation of the 2019 edition of the Biennale…
Online October
29th 2020
EA Event

Creating concrete Corridors of Solidarity

EA Event

October 29th at 17:00h
While rescue organizations try to improve their coordination on a daily operational level at sea, a wide spectrum of civil society actors push and lobby for relocation and evacuation of refugees and migrants to welcoming cities. Against the background of…
Online November
12th 2020
Jugend fuer europa Event

YiE-OT Shrinking Spaces for Youth Work!? – Challenges for Post-Democratic Societies

Jugend fuer europa Event

November 12th at 9:00h at Online
For the third time on 11./12. November 2020 expert workshops in the series “YOUTH IN EUROPE: OFFENBURG TALKS” will take place. Then the discussions will focus on the future of civil society and youth work in the post-democratic era as key current…
Online November
20th 2020
European Cultural Foundation Event

Community Conversations

European Cultural Foundation Event

November 20th at 15.30 CET
During this Community Conversation, European Alternatives and YEN will discuss influencing democratic processes in Europe among young people with guest speaker Magid Magid. Whether it be citizen assemblies, guardians of the future, fighting for intergenerational rights or self-governing in city-states,…
Online November
26th 2020
EA Event

Regroup, Rethink, React: Practical solutions to promote and implement human rights based migration policies.

EA Event

November 26th at 17:00h
The COVID-19 crisis put into sharp relief the importance of guaranteeing access to information, adequate shelter and housing, and healthcare services in order to secure the lives of individuals and the community. The pandemic highlighted a disproportionate threat for the…