22nd Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, from 15-17 September 2016, organised by the EuroMemo Group and jointly hosted with the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra in Portugal

Conference venue: University of Coimbra, Faculty of Economics, Classes' Building

Thursday 15 September

2:30 - 3:00 Arrival & registration

3:00 - 6:30 Plenary: The state of the Union (chair: Luís Lopes, University of Coimbra, room: Auditorium)

  • Maria Teresa dos Reis Pedroso de Lima Oliveira (University of Coimbra, Director, Faculty of Economics): Welcome Address
  • Hans-Jürgen Bieling (University of Tübingen): Political State of the Union
  • Ricardo Cabral (University of Madeira): The politico-economic situation of Portugal
  • Open discussion

Friday 16 September

9:00 - 1:00 Five parallel workshops (11:00 Coffee break, room: S0.0)

Workshop 1: Macroeconomic and developmental policies to challenge austerity and uneven development
Coordinator: Achim Truger (room: A1.1)

Workshop 2: EU monetary and financial policies: reaching its limits?
Coordinator: John Grahl (room: A1.2)

Workshop 3: Migration, the refugee crisis and the possible breakup of the Schengen Agreement
Coordinator: Mahmoud Messkoub (room: S1.2)

Workshop 4: Right-wing & economic nationalism in Europe: origins and responses
Coordinator: Joachim Becker (room: S1.3)

Workshop 5: EU-external relations: destabilising the neighbours
Coordinator: Catherine Sifakis (room: S1.4)

1:00 - 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 3:45 Plenary on policy proposals from workshops (chair: Werner Raza, EuroMemo Group, room: Auditorium)

4.15 - 6.00 Special Plenary 'Disintegration or Refoundation of the European Union?' (chair: Margarida Antunes, University of Coimbra, room: Auditorium)

  • Fabio De Masi (MEP GUE/NGL)

Saturday 17 September

9:00 - 12:00 Planning meeting: EuroMemorandum 2017 and other activities (3rd floor, Sala Keynes)

Afternoon: Cultural programme: Visit of the Roman Ruins and Museum of Conímbriga


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