Join the European Forum 2020
The forum is a space for left, green and progressive voices to discuss alternative solutions to the crises facing Europe.
Together, we will oppose the same old remedies of cuts, austerity and war. The people of Europe can not pay for another crisis! By coming together, sharing our struggles and building new alliances we can change Europe’s direction towards a fairer, greener economy and more equitable and more just society.
As part of this year’s European Forum, we’re organising three seminars on some of the biggest topics of debate in the EU: migration, climate change, and recovery from the pandemic.
Join activists, elected representatives, trade unionists, and experts in the discussion on our alternatives and debate on what the Left’s response should be.
IN ONE HOUR: the 2020 #EuropeanForum continues with the online seminar:
Join @IdoiaVR and others for two hours of debate and discussion from 1800 CET.
— The Left in the European Parliament (@GUENGL) November 11, 2020
Our Seminars as part of the European Forum:
𝗘𝗨 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀: 𝗶𝗻𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘃𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀
Time: Nov 10, 2020 10.00 CET
Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93173740600
Speakers for the first panel:
- Milena ZAJOVIC, President of Are You Syrious / Head of Advocacy, Border Violence Monitoring Network
· Helena MALENO, Human rights defender in Caminando Fronteras
· Iñigo MIJANGOS, President of Salvamento Maritimo Humanitario – Aita Mari
· Pernando Barrena, MEP, EH Bildu
· Kostas Arvanitis, MEP, SYRIZA
Speakers for the second panel:
- David CONLAN SMYTH, Senior Counsel. CCBE/European Lawyers in Lesvos
· Bernd DRÜKE, Coordinator of Seebrücke Mainz
· Anila NOOR, Global Refugee-led Network and founder of the New Women Connectors
· Anne-Sophie Pelletier, MEP, France Insoumise
· Malin Björk, MEP, Swedish Left Party
Sara Prestianni from EuroMed Rights (Asylum and migration programme officer) will moderate the panels.
𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘂𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗺 – 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
Time: Nov 13, 2020 15.00 CET
Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95441344485
The latest IPCC Special Report (October 2018) is our last alarm bell for stopping mass human and environmental destruction caused by human-induced climate change. Rapid and ambitious action is needed to ensure that the transition is fair and leaves no one behind. Climate action is not a stand-alone struggle; it includes struggles for decent jobs, high living standards, and gender and racial equality. The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that the resilience of our societies to any kind of crisis goes hand in hand with social and environmental justice at the European and international level. There is a need to reclaim the narrative of a just and sustainable COVID-19 recovery and ensure that public climate finance serves public interests, and isn’t used to privatise essential services or impact public finance investments in developing countries. Thus, the compensation of the climate debt we have built up will ensure that the most vulnerable countries are sufficiently resourced to adapt to global warming and rising sea levels.
Moderator: Petros Kokkalis, MEP GUE/NGL
List of speakers:
– Marie Toussaint, MEP Greens/EFA
– Lynn Boylan, Senator (Ireland)
– Dr. Ilan Kelman, Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London (UK) and Professor II, University of Agder (Norway -Katie Treadwell, WWF European Policy Officer
-Leia Achampong, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer – Climate Finance, European Network on Debt and Development
𝗘𝗨 𝗯𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲𝘁 & 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗮𝗴𝗲: 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹, 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗙𝗙 & 𝗡𝗚𝗘𝗨
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Time: 17.00 CET
Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93968294257
List of speakers:
– Dimitrios Papadimoulis, MEP GUE/NGL, Greece (moderator)
– Rasmus Andresen, MEP Greens/EFA, Germany
– Luca Visentini, General Secretary of ETUC
– Eider Gardiazábal Rubial, MEP S&D, Spain (tbc)
Check out the full programme of forums, seminars, workshops and assemblies on the website www.europeanforum.eu