EuroMemorandum 2020

A Green New Deal for Europe - Opportunities and Challenges

EuroMemorandum 2020

Given its urgency, this year’s EuroMemorandum puts special emphasis on the climate crisis and other planetary boundaries. In tandem with deepening social inequalities, renascent authoritarian nationalisms and the crisis of global governance, they urgently need comprehensive and effective policy responses. The EuroMemorandum 2020 critically analyses recent economic developments in Europe against this background and makes the case for a properly designed and sufficiently funded Green New Deal as the most promising way to tackle climate change in the short to medium term. Such a Green New Deal is understood as a political compact to combine massive investment for ecological conversion with an agenda of social inclusion. In contrast to proposals such as from DiEM 25 and progressive US democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the European Green Deal proposed by the new European Commission falls however short of effectively addressing the current challenges. While a progressive Green New Deal could be a first step to get a more comprehensive and long-term trajectory of socio-ecological transformation off the ground, ultimately the expansionist dynamics of capitalism need to be overcome.

The EuroMemorandum 2020 can be downloaded here. More than 220 economists and social scientists from all over Europe and beyond have declared their support for the new EuroMemorandum (click here for the list of signatories).

The EuroMemorandum 2020 is also available in

French: Un Nouveau Pacte Vert pour l'Europe - Opportunités et défis

Portuguese:Um Novo Pacto Ecológico para a Europa - Oportunidades e Desafios

The summary of the EuroMemorandum 2020 is also available in

Polish: Zielony Nowy Ład dla Europy - Sposobności i wyzwania

As in previous years the full version and the summary will soon be available in other languages too.

To order a printed booklet, please contact transform! europe.

If you wish to support the EuroMemorandum 2020 please fill in the declaration of support below and send it to

The EuroMemorandum 2020 draws on discussions and papers presented at the 25th Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, organised by the EuroMemo Group in cooperation with the Paris University 13, from 26-28 September 2019 in Paris.

Added Files:
Declaration of support.docDownload (25 kb)


EuroMemorandum 2020

A Green New Deal for Europe - Opportunities and Challenges


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