European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe
20th Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe: What future for the European Union - Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations?
This year's conference will be jointly hosted with Economia Civile and held in Rome at the Sapienza University, from 25-27 September 2014 (Thursday-Saturday). We are pleased to announce the key speakers Susan Watkins (New Left Review) and Marcello de Cecco (LUISS University of Rome) who will take on the State of the Union. The second day will be dedicated to key themes of EU policy within five different workshops. We would like to invite you to attend the conference (call for participation).
Please visit the conference web site for more information.
Euro-pen Appeal for the European Elections: Another Road for Europe
The European elections of May 2014 are an important opportunity to reject the neoliberal impasse of Europe and populist temptations, and to affirm that Another Road for Europe is possible. The European Progressive Economists Network (Euro-pen), which brings together economists and civil society groups including the EuroMemo Group, calls on European citizens and political forces to engage in a Europe-wide debate on alternatives. Five directions of radical change for European policies are proposed. These ideas should be at the centre of the election campaign and of the activities of the new European Parliament and European Commission.
Book publication - The Deepening Crisis of the European Union: The Case for Radical Change
In relation to the 18th EuroMemo Group Conference in Poznan, Poland, the Poznan University of Economics published the book 'The Deepening Crisis of the European Union: The Case for Radical Change'. It was edited by Włodzimierz Dymarski, Marica Frangakis and Jeremy Leaman of the EuroMemo Group. More information can be found here.
Printed versions of the EuroMemorandum 2014
The EuroMemorandum 2014 "The deepening divisions in Europe and the need for a radical alternative to EU policies" is now available as booklet in English, French and German. To order printed versions please contact transform! europe for the English version, and visit éditions du croquant for the French version (8€) or Zeitschrift Sozialismus for the German version (6,50€).
The deepening divisions in Europe and the need for a radical alternative to EU policies
The EuroMemorandum 2014 is now online. It is supported by more than 300 economists and social scientists from all over Europe.
The European Union is set to exit from recession, but parts of Europe are beset with depression-like conditions; unemployment is exceptionally high in the peripheral euro area countries and not expected to decline appreciably in the near future. The EuroMemorandum 2014 critically analyses recent economic developments in Europe and emphasises the need for an alternative economic policy. Harsh austerity policies have led to a widening social polarisation in Europe and to a process of industrial restructuring in which the position of Germany and other Northern countries has been strengthened while productive capacity in Southern Europe is being weakened. The EuroMemorandum is intended as a contribution to developing a different Europe that is based on the principles of democratic participation, social justice and environmental sustainability.
Find the new EuroMemorandum here
If you wish to have the opportunity to support the new EuroMemorandum please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
19th Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe: The deepening divisions in Europe and the need for a radical alternative to EU policies
The EuroMemo Group conference 2013 was held in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies from 20-22 September 2013. We thank all participants for their great contribution. The papers presented and discussed at the conference are available here.
Public debate on the ECB and the Banking Union in Brussels - 23 May 2013
The Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) are taking the initiative to organise this Public Debate in response to the unprecedented series of Directives and legislation which are fundamentally restructuring economic and political governance in the EU.
John Grahl from the EuroMemo Group takes part in the Panel.
More information can be found here
Public event on the EuroMemorandum 2013 at the European Parliament - 25 April 2013
Members of the EuroMemo Group will be discussing themes of the most recent EuroMemorandum on a public event at the European Parliament, organised by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels and Gabriele Zimmer, president of the GUE/NGL in the European Parliament. Please visit the website of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels for more details and registration information.
Jörg-Huffschmid-Prize 2013 - Call for applications
For the second time the EuroMemo Group, the scientific advisory board of Attac Germany, the German Working Group on Alternative Economic Policy and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation announce the Jörg-Huffschmid-Prize 2013. The prize for dissertations is intended to promote the continuation of the work of Jörg Huffschmid, distinguished critical economist and founding father of the EuroMemo Group.
More information (in German)
The deepening crisis in the European Union: The need for a fundamental change
The EuroMemorandum 2013 is now online. It is supported by more than 350 economists and social scientists from all over Europe.
The European Union is facing an increasingly severe crisis. The EuroMemorandum 2013 critically analyses recent economic developments in Europe and emphasises the need for an alternative economic policy. Neo-liberal policies adopted by European and nat ional authorities in response to the crisis have exacerbated unemployment and social hardship across much of Europe. The EuroMemorandum is intended as a contribution to developing initiatives by intellectual and social movements to promote greater coordination among movements at a European level and a different Europe that is based on the principles of democratic participation, social justice and environmental sustainability.
Find the new EuroMemorandum here
European Progressive Economists Network
A new network has been set up to strengthen the interchange of analysis and information between groups of progressive economists in Europe. The European Progressive Economists Network was launched by the EuroMemo Group, Economistes Atterrés from France, Sbilanciamoci! from Italy, and Another Road for Europe at the Florence 10+10 Forum on 9-11 November 2012. The new network is also supported by Econosphères from Belgium, Econonuestra from Spain, the Transnational Institute, the Critical Political Economy Network, and Transform!
Solidarity against Austerity
The EuroMemo Group declares its solidarity with the peoples of Greece, Spain and Portugal mobilizing against a so-called European policy imposed against their own elementary interests. (declaration of solidarity)