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Another road for Europe

European Alternatives is delighted to participate in the organisation of this important conference in the European Parliament  to open up a debate at the European level between activists, experts, political forces and policy makers on viable actions to move beyond neoliberal policies and towards a sustainable and democratic Europe, free from discriminations and inequalities.

European Alternatives will participate in two panels on the day, with Lorenzo Marsili (co-director) and Mariya Ivancheva (European Alternatives Bulgaria).

For information or registration:

Another Road for Europe
European Parliament in Brussels, Room ASP 3G3
June 28, h.9.00 -18.30

Participant organisations

European Alternatives, Active Citizenship Network, Arci, Attac France, Attac Germany, Attac Finland, Corporate Europe Observatory, Economistes Atterrés, Euromemorandum, European Federalist Movement, Fiom-Cgil, il Manifesto, Joint Social Conference, New Economics Foundation,, Red Pepper, Rete@sinistra, Sbilanciamoci!, Social Watch Italian coalition, Soundings, Transnational Institute, more to be added


9.00 Opening

Isabelle Durant, vice-president of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA); Rossana Rossanda (il Manifesto)

9.15-11.45: Taming finance, the euro, financial markets, debt and fiscal policies

Chair: Mario Pianta (Sbilanciamoci!)
Introductory Remarks: Trevor Evans (Euromemorandum) (10 min)

Proposals from activists and experts (7 min. each): Dany Lang (Economistes atterrés), Ronald Janssen (ETUC), Andrea Della Vecchia (Joint Social Conference), Antonio Tricarico (Re:Common), Corporate Europe Observatory, Greek activist (tbc), Andrew Simms (New Economics Foundation), Andrea Baranes (Fondazione Responsabilità Etica)

Members of the European Parliament and political forces (7 min. each): Leonardo Dominici (Socialists and Democrats), Liem Hoang Ngoc (Socialists and Democrats, France), Jürgen Klute (European United Left, Germany), Philippe Lamberts (Greens/EFA, Belgium), Patrick Le Hyaric (European United Left, France), Gianni Pittella, vice-president of the European Parliament (Socialists and Democrats)

11.45-13.00: Avoiding a great depression: A green new deal, employment, ecological conversion and common goods

Introductory Remarks: Pascal Petit (Université Paris 13) (10 min)

Proposals from activists and experts (7 min. each): Philippe Pochet (ETUI), Etienne Lebeau (Joint Social Conference), Maurizio Landini (Fiom-Cgil), Thomas Coutrot (Attac France), Attac Germany, Mariya Ivancheva (European Alternatives Bulgaria), Tommaso Fattori (Water campaign), Jason Nardi (Social Watch Italian coalition)

Members of the European Parliament and political forces (7 min. each): Nikolas Chountis (European United Left, Greece), Stefano Fassina (Partito Democratico, Italy), Sven Gieglod(Greens/EFA, Germany), Marisa Matias (European United Left, Portugal)

lunch break

15.00-17.30: A democratic Europe, participation and decision making at European level

Chair: Monica Frassoni (European Greens)

Introductory Remarks: Rossana Rossanda (Il Manifesto), Susan George (Attac France and Transnational Institute) (10 min each)

Proposals from activists and experts (7 min. each): Rosemary Bechler (Open Democracy), Pier Virgilio Dastoli (Federalists), Giulio Marcon (Sbilanciamoci!), Hilary Wainwright (Red Pepper, UK), Sarah King (ETUC), Franco Carminati (Joint Social Conference), Massimo Torelli (Rete@sinistra), Daniel Seco (15M movement, Barcelona), Lorenzo Marsili (European Alternatives), Tamsin Murray-Leach/Sean Deel (London School of Economics), Raffaella Bolini (Arci), Luciana Castellina (former MEP), Roberto Musacchio (former MEP)

Members of the European Parliament (7 min. each): Isabelle Durant (Greens/EFA), Paul Murphy (European United Left Ireland), Rui Tavares (Greens/EFA), Gaby Zimmer (President, European United Left, Germany)

17.30-18.30: Conclusions and proposals for action, with summaries of proposals from the Chairs and discussion on the ways ahead and on future European initiatives