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

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

The programme was 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)

  • 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)

  • Walter Baier (transform! europe)

Saturday 30 September

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


EuroMemorandum 2018

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


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