European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe
21st Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe
The EuroMemo Group conference 2015 was jointly hosted with the Department of Society and Globalisation and the Global Dynamics initiative at Roskilde University, from 24-26 September 2015. We thank all participants for their great contribution. The papers presented and discussed at the conference are available here.
EuroMemo Group supports a NO vote in the Greek referendum
The decision of the Greek government to call for a referendum after the collapse of the negotiations with the European and international institutions gives the Greek people the opportunity to reject the blackmail they are facing. Voting for NO is a vote against austerity and fear, a vote for democracy, dignity and sovereignty in Europe. At the same time, it is a vote defending the rights of the European people and the future of Europe.
Printed versions of the EuroMemorandum 2015
The EuroMemorandum 2015 "What future for the European Union - Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations?" is now available as booklet in English, French and German. To order printed versions please contact transform! europe for the English version, Espaces Marx for the French version and visit Zeitschrift Sozialismus for the German version.
What future for the European Union - Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations?
The EuroMemorandum 2015 is now online. It is supported by more than 300 economists and social scientists from all over Europe.
The proposals of the EuroMemorandum this year are being formulated in an exceptionally difficult context, which represents the virtually complete triumph of ideas and political forces to which the EuroMemo Group is fundamentally opposed. The consolidation of the economic space at the EU level has not supported any corresponding development of social or democratic rights. Recent policies and court judgements have increasingly subordinated member state social models to the competition regime, opening up public services to predation from profit-seeking companies. At the macroeconomic level, austerity policies, imposed by the strong states throughout the euro area, but especially on the weaker states, have reduced millions of EU citizens to poverty and impaired even basic levels of social protection and employment rights in the crisis-struck countries. The EuroMemorandum 2015 critically analyses recent economic developments in Europe and emphasises the strong need for an alternative economic policy that is based on the principles of democratic participation, social justice and environmental sustainability
Find the new EuroMemorandum here
If you wish to have the opportunity to support the new EuroMemorandum please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Euro-pen Appeal for the European Elections: Another Road for Europe
The European elections of May 2014 are an important opportunity to reject the neoliberal impasse of Europe and populist temptations, and to affirm that Another Road for Europe is possible. The European Progressive Economists Network (Euro-pen), which brings together economists and civil society groups including the EuroMemo Group, calls on European citizens and political forces to engage in a Europe-wide debate on alternatives. Five directions of radical change for European policies are proposed. These ideas should be at the centre of the election campaign and of the activities of the new European Parliament and European Commission.
Book publication - The Deepening Crisis of the European Union: The Case for Radical Change
In relation to the 18th EuroMemo Group Conference in Poznan, Poland, the Poznan University of Economics published the book 'The Deepening Crisis of the European Union: The Case for Radical Change'. It was edited by Włodzimierz Dymarski, Marica Frangakis and Jeremy Leaman of the EuroMemo Group. More information can be found here.
European Progressive Economists Network
A new network has been set up to strengthen the interchange of analysis and information between groups of progressive economists in Europe. The European Progressive Economists Network was launched by the EuroMemo Group, Economistes Atterrés from France, Sbilanciamoci! from Italy, and Another Road for Europe at the Florence 10+10 Forum on 9-11 November 2012. The new network is also supported by Econosphères from Belgium, Econonuestra from Spain, the Transnational Institute, the Critical Political Economy Network, and Transform!
Solidarity against Austerity
The EuroMemo Group declares its solidarity with the peoples of Greece, Spain and Portugal mobilizing against a so-called European policy imposed against their own elementary interests. (declaration of solidarity)