Programme

18th Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, 28-30 September 2012 at the University of Poznan, Poland, organised by the EuroMemo Group


Friday, 28 September

2:30 - 3:00 Arrival and registration

3:00 - 4:30 Plenary: Whither Europe? Values, institutions, policies

  • Grzegorz W. Kolodko (Kozminski University, Warsaw; former Polish Deputy Premier & Finance Minister)

4:30 - 5:00 Coffee break

5:00 - 6:30 Plenary: The current economic situation in Europe

  • Aurélie Trouvé (University of Agronomy, Dijon; co-president of Attac France)

8:00 Conference dinner

Saturday, 29 September

9:00 - 13:00 Five parallel workshops

Workshop 1 - Economic and financial policy
Coordinator: Trevor Evans

Workshop 2 - Governance in the EU
Coordinators: John Grahl & Catherine Sifakis

Workshop 3 - Restructuring the social agenda
Coordinators: Jeremy Leaman & Mahmoud Messkoub

Workshop 4 - A development strategy for the European periphery
Coordinator: Marica Frangakis

Workshop 5 - The crisis in global governance
Coordinators: Werner Raza & Frieder Otto Wolf

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Plenary: Policy proposals from workshops

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 18:30 Plenary: Current Research and Political Initiatives

  • Europe and the future of global governance, Pascal Petit (CEPN -CNRS Paris)
  • Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development, Malcolm Sawyer (Leeds University)
  • Europe mistreated: why we need to reject the "fiscal compact", and how to open new perspectives in Europe, Dany Lang (University of Paris 13 & Appalled Economists)
  • Trade union and social movement responses to the crisis in Europe, Felipe Van Keirsbick (ACV CSC Belgium & Alter Summit's project)

Sunday, 30 September

9:00 - 12:30 Planning meeting: Organisational issues and preparations for the Euromemorandum 2012/13

 

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A Green New Deal for Europe - Opportunities and Challenges

 

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