Another Europe is possible

No to privatisations and profit making in the welfare sector































No to privatisation and profitmaking in the welfare sector
Political alternatives by the left

Wednesday 5 September 2012, 15.00-18.30

European Parliament, Brussels (Room ASP 1G2)

(Interpretation will be available in: EN/FR/DE/SV/EL/PT)


15.00-15.20 Opening by Gabi Zimmer, Die Linke (Germany), President of the GUE/NGL


Welcome address by Mikael Gustafsson, Swedish Left party, Vice-Chair of GUE/NGL and President of the EP Committee on Women´s Rights and Gender Equality


15.20-15.50 Roundtable 1: The financial crisis and its impact on the welfare sector: A macro-economic overview and country-specific examples

- Marisa Matias, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal
- Kathryn Reilly, Senator and member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Sinn Féin, Ireland
- Representative from SYRIZA, Greece
- John Hörnquist, Left party, Sweden

15.50-16.10 Questions and discussion


16.10-16.30 Break


16.30-17.15 Roundtable 2: The new surges of privatisations and liberalisation in the welfare sector

The voices of experts and civil society
- Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR, European NGO network
- Ariane Rodert, Social Services Europe


17.15-18.20 Questions and Contributions from the floor


18.20-18.30 Conclusions by Mikael Gustafsson

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GUE/NGL Press Contact:

Gianfranco Battistini Battistini

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Conference contact:

Azadeh Jafari

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