26th Annual Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

A post-COVID 19 global-local agenda for a socio-ecological transformation of Europe

This yearís EuroMemo Group conference will take place from 8 - 25 September 2020 in an Online-Format due to Covid-19.

Following up on the theme of last yearís conference on the need for a Green New Deal for Europe, this yearís conference will particularly address the need for a profound socio-ecological transformation of Europe, as perhaps the last chance for a progressive form of European integration. In response to the twin crises of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus will be on discussing policy proposals on how we can establish a truly transformative agenda that deepens global cooperation on vital issues of humanity like climate change, public health and migration, while at the same time reinforcing local sustainable development in the EU.

The programme for the Online-Conference is as follows:

Tuesday, 8 September 2020
16.00 - 18:00 Opening Plenary: The Political and Economic State of the European Union in the shadow of COVID-19: deep crisis, lack of solidarity, and the threat of further disintegration

Keynote I: Political State of the Union
Prof. Claude Serfati (Associate Researcher at the Institut de Recherche Économique et Sociale; Senior lecturer at the Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin)

Keynote II: The Economic State of the Union
Euclid Tsakalotos (Professor of Economics, University of Athens, and former Minister of Finance of Greece)

Keynote III: The economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis: a feminist perspective
Maria Karamessini (Professor in Labour Economics and Economics of the Welfare State, Panteion University Athens)

You find the recorded session under the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ9Ide-JXus

Tuesday, 15 September 2020
16.00 - 18:00 Plenary I: Key challenges and proposals for a socio-ecological transformation of the EU in the shadow of the twin crises of climate change and COVID-19

Prof. Murat Arsel (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Dr. Joachim Spangenberg (Vice-President of the Sustainable Europe Research Institut)
Prof. Leila Simona Talani (Kingís College London)

You find the recorded session under the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bp29jgYVD0

Tuesday, 22 September 2020
16.00 - 18.00 Plenary II: The future of global governance and the role of the EU

Prof. Ingo Venzke (University of Amsterdam and Director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law)
Jan Orbie (Associate Professor at the University of Ghent and Member of the Centre for EU Studies)
Angela Wigger (Associate Professor at Radboud University and EuroMemo SC)

You find the recorded session under the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SuNfOohMHc

Wednesday, 23 September 2020
09.00 - 13.00 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 1 (Macroeconomic Policies) & Workshop 2 (Critical Perspectives on the European Green Deal)

14.00 - 18.00 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 3 (Feminist approaches to a Green New Deal) & Workshop 4 (The social and solidarity economy)

Thursday, 24 September 24 2020
09.00 - 13.00 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 5 (Recalibrating production and consumption systems and the role of industrial policy) & Workshop 6 (The international dimension of socio-ecological transformation)

16.00 - 18.00 Final Plenary: Policy Proposals from Workshops

Friday, 25 September 2020
09.00 - 12.00 Planning Meeting: EuroMemorandum 2021 and other activities

All those who are registered will be receiving the access codes and the complete conference agenda after the period for registration is closed (7 September 2020 at noon).


EuroMemorandum 2020

A Green New Deal for Europe - Opportunities and Challenges


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