23rd Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

Can the EU still be saved? The implications of a multi-speed Europe

from 28-30 September 2017

Call for Participation

Practical information on travel and accommodation

The EuroMemo Group conference 2017 will be jointly hosted with the Department of Geography at Harokopio University and the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in Athens. The conference venue is the Harokopio University in Athens, Department of Geography.

The programme is as follows:

Thursday 28 September

2:30 - 3:00 Arrival & registration (outside the Ceremony Hall, New Building)

3:00 - 7:00 Plenary: The state of the Union (chair: Marica Frangakis, EuroMemo Group and Nicos Poulantzas Institute, room: Ceremony Hall, New Building)

  • Alexandra Tragaki (Assoc. Professor in Economic Demography, Head of the Department of Geography, Harokopion University of Athens): Welcome Address
  • Steffen Lehndorff (University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Work, Skills and Training): Political State of the Union
  • Ann Pettifor (Prime: Policy Research in Macroeconomics): Economic State of the Union
  • Maria Karamessini (Professor of Economics at Panteion University, President and Governor of the Greek Public Employment Agency): Social State of the Union
  • Open discussion

8:00 Conference dinner at 'To Avgo tou Kokkora' (23-25 Millerou str. & Leonidou, Avdi Square - Metaxourgio)

Friday 29 September

10:00 - 1:30 Six parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Macroeconomic policies: debt overhang and sustainable growth & development
Coordinators: Marica Frangakis & Achim Truger (room: Ceremony Hall, New Building)

Workshop 2: Dynamizing productive development in the EU: structural reforms or industrial policies?
Coordinator: Werner Raza (room: Classroom 2.1, New Building)

Workshop 3: Financial policies: Dollar hegemony and the subordination of European finance
Coordinator: John Grahl (room: Classroom A3, Old Building)

Workshop 4: Inequality and social crisis
Coordinator: Mahmoud Messkoub & Jeremy Leaman (room: Classroom 1.2, New Building)

Workshop 5: The EU in a fragmenting international order
Coordinator: Catherine Sifakis (room: Classroom A4, Old Building)

Workshop 6: Alternative visions for socio-ecological transformation and the good life for all
Coordinators: Marija Bartl & Ronan O'Brien (room: Classroom A1, Old Building)

1:30 - 2:30 Lunch

2:30 - 4:00 Plenary on policy proposals from workshops (chair: Achim Truger, EuroMemo Group and Berlin School of Economics and Law, room: Ceremony Hall, New Building)

4.15 - 6.00 Special Plenary 'Can the EU still be saved? The implications of a multi-speed Europe' (chair: Laura Horn, EuroMemo Group and Roskilde University, room: Ceremony Hall, New Building)

  • Marica Frangakis (Nicos Poulantzas Institute and EuroMemo Group)
  • John Weeks (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
  • Walter Baier (transform! europe)

Saturday 30 September

9:00 - 12:00 Planning meeting: EuroMemorandum 2018 and other activities (room: Ceremony Hall, New Building)

We would like to invite you to attend the conference. If you would like to participate in the conference, please copy the registration form below into an email and reply to info@euromemo.eu. Please note that there is no deadline for registering for participation only.

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EuroMemorandum 2017

The European Union: The Threat of Disintegration


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