23rd Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

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


from 28-39 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 and registration (outside the Ceremony Hall, New Building)

3:00 - 7:00 Plenary: The state of the Union (Ceremony Hall, New Building)

  • 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 (Ceremony Hall, New Building)
  • Workshop 2: Dynamizing productive development in the EU: structural reforms or industrial policies? (Classroom 2.1, New Building)
  • Workshop 3: Financial policies: Dollar hegemony and the subordination of European finance (Classroom A3, Old Building)
  • Workshop 4: Inequality and social crisis (Classroom 1.2, New Building)
  • Workshop 5: The EU in a fragmenting international order (Classroom A4, Old Building)
  • Workshop 6: Alternative visions for socio-ecological transformation and the good life for all (Classroom A1, Old Building)

2:30 - 4:00 Plenary: Policy proposals from workshops (Ceremony Hall, New Building)

4:15 - 6:00 Special Plenary: Disintegration or Refoundation of the European Union? (Ceremony Hall, New Building)

  • Marica Frangakis (Nicos Poulantzas Institute and EuroMemo Group) presentation
  • 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 (Ceremony Hall, New Building)


 

EuroMemorandum 2018

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

 

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