European Left, Program of the Summer University, Budapest, 2017

Summer University

Budapest, from 19/07/2017 to 23/07/2017
Program

(A program magyarul: kattintson ide)

Wednesday, 19th July: Arrival and Opening

Morning Arrival, accommodation and registration
17:30-20:00 ● Opening session

Speakers:

– Cornelia Hildebrandt (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, transform! europe, Berlin, Germany)

– Attila Vajnai (Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006, Hungary)

 

Presentation of the program of the Summer University

Presentation of the exposition “Colours of a Journey”

 

Performance of the Ságvári Choir

20:00 Dinner and welcome Party at Vitta Hotel

Singing with Tapolczai Attila…

Thursday, 20th July: Alternatives for Europe

9:00 Opening of Bookshop
9:30-11:20 ● Plenary 1: Europe in the new globalisation era

Speakers:

– Representative of the Foro de São Paulo (Equator). TBC

– Francis Wurtz (Former MEP, French Communist Party, France)

– Dagmar Enkelmann (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation)

– Moderator from the European Left

11h20-11h30 Break
11:30-12:30 SEMINARS:

 

● The Left – ecosocialism and ecofeminism

Speakers:

– Corinne Morel Darleux (Parti de Gauche, France)

– Gitte Pedersen (Red Green Alliance, Denmark)

 

● Consequences of the Brexit vote

Speakers:

– Felicity Dowling (Left Unity, United Kingdom)

– Moderator: Waltraud Fritz (Communist Party of Austria, KPOE, Austria)

12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 WORKSHOPS:

 

● Reflection before the visit of the Archive of Georg Lukács

Speakers:

– Péter Szigeti (Former President of Electoral Comity of Hungary)

– Tamás Krausz (Historian, university Teacher)

– Péter Agárdi (Member of foundation of Lukács)

 

● Visiting the Holocaust Memorial Center at Páva street (until 16h)

 

● European Integration: Impasses and alternatives

Speakers:

– Angelina Giannopoulou (transform! europe, Athens, Greece)

– Cornelia Hildebrandt (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, transform! europe, Berlin, Germany)

– Marga Ferré (Europe of Citizens Foundation, transform! europe, Madrid, Spain)

– Moderator: Dagmar Svendova (transform! europe, Břeclav, Czech Republic)

 

● The past 20 years in local government, challenges and corruption

Speaker:

– Dr. Ferenc Gegesy (Former Mayor of IX. District of Budapest, Hungary)

 

16:00-17:30 ● Plenary 2: Different roads for the left in Europe

Speakers :

– Eftychia Achtsioglou (Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, Greece), TBC

– Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal. TBC

– Sinn Fein, TBC

– Marga Ferré (Europe of Citizens Foundation, transform! europe, Madrid, Spain)

– Moderator : Maurizio Acerbo (National Secretary of the Rifondazione Comunista, Italy)

17:30-18:30 Dinner
18:30-19:20 From Hotel to Metro and to the river port
19:30- 21:30 Cultural Political sightseeing on river boat

 

Friday 21st, July: Future for Central Europe and Eastern Europe

9:30-11:20 ● Plenary 3 : Social and democratic rights in Hungary. To be or not to be in EU?

Speakers:

– Gyula Molnár (President of Hungarian Socialist Party)

– Maite Mola (Vice-President of the Party of the European Left)

– Moderators: Gyula Hegyi (former MEP) and Attila Vajnai (Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006, Hungary)

 

11h20-11h30 Break
11:30-12:30 SEMINARS:

 

● The European Campaign against human trafficking

Speaker:

– Cristina Bernabeu (Communist Party of Spain, Spain)

 

● For an Europe of Public Services to fight for (first part)

Speakers:
– Szöllősi Istvánné (Teachers’ Trade Union, Former Secretary of PSZ, Hungary)

– Toni Barbara (Ex-Coordinator of the Public Services Working Group of the EL and Social Activist)

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

● Election systems

 

● Authoritarianism and a two-speed Europe (Example of Poland, Serbia, Ukraine and Balkans).

12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 SEMINARS:

 

● Focus on Health and Education: Universal, Guaranteed, Public and Qualitative (second part)

Speakers:

– Toni Barbara (Medical activist and founder of the Marea Blanca of Catalonia and the Spanish coordination)

– Sonja Crivelli (Responsible of the Education Working Group of the EL, Labour Party of Switzerland, Switzerland)

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

● Visiting the archive of Georg Lukács (until 16h)

 

● Social Media Knowledge: intelligence, strategy and setting-up of web communication

– Alessandro Pacini

– With Izquierda Unida Press team

 

● PowerPoint presentation on the past and the present of the former industrial area at the neighborhood of Vitta Hotel, and after the Participants visiting a nearby bankrupt factory at Váci Road.

 

15:30-17:30 ● Plenary 4: The rise of the right: authoritarianism in Central and Eastern Europe, a laboratory for a European development?

Speakers:

– Gáspár Tamás Miklós (Marxist philosopher)

– Olesya Orlenko (Friends of L’Humanité)

– Dagmar Svendova (transform! europe, Břeclav, Czech Republic)

– Moderator: Tamás Csiszár (Member of the foreign Affairs Committee of the Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006, Hungary)

17:30-19:30 SEMINARS

 

● The situation of the Women in the Central and Eastern Europe

Speakers:

– Rita Antoni (President of Civil Organisation for Womens)

– Ana Simona Zelenović (Member of Serbian Green Youth)

– Moderator: Judit Morva (Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006, Hungary)

 

● Is the Danger Over ? – The Radical and Populist Right in Europe

Speakers:

– Czesław Kulesza (Naprzod – Forward, Warsaw, Poland)

– Barbara Steiner (transform! europe, Vienna, Austria)

– Antoine de Cabanes (Espaces Marx, Paris, France)

– Moderator: Marga Ferré (Europe of Citizens Foundation, transform! europe, Madrid, Spain)

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

● On the Visegrád group

Speakers:

– Jiri Hudecek (Party of Democratic Socialism Czech republic)

– Attila Vajnai (Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006, Hungary)

 

20:00 Dinner
21:00 Visiting the Statue of Liberty at the Citadel. (by public transport)

 

Saturday 22nd, July: Peace, Democracy and International Solidarity

9:30-11:20 ● Plenary 5: Migration, Refugees, anti-racism

Speakers:

– Aslı Aydın (Freedom and Solidarity Party, ÖDP, Turkey)

– Attila Melegh (Professor of Corvinus University)

– Angeliky Visviki (Syriza, Greece)

– Marta Stojić Mitrović (The Institute of Ethnography SASA, Belgrade, Serbia), TBC

– Moderator: AKEL, Cyprus, TBC

 

11h20-11h30 Break
11:30-12:30 SEMINARS:

 

● Marseille Forum

Speakers:

– Cornelia Hildebrandt (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, transform! europe, Berlin, Germany)

– Anne Sabourin (French Communist Party, France)

12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 WORKSHOP

● Commemoration at the statue of soldier, guarding the short lived (129 days) Soviet Republic at 1919.

15:30-17:30 ● Plenary 6: What peace politics for a Europe on the verge of militarisation

Speakers:

– Maite Mola (Vice-President of the Party of the European Left)

– Inger V. Johansen (Red Green Alliance, Denmark)

– Jiri Hudecek (Party of Democratic Socialism Czech republic)

– One more speaker speaker TBC

– Moderator: Marga Ferré (Europe of Citizens Foundation, transform! europe, Madrid, Spain)

 

17:30-19:30 SEMINARS:

 

● Struggling to end the violence against women
Speaker:
– Rosario Luque Galvez (Izquierda Unida, Spain)

– Nicoletta Pirotta (Feminists for another Europe, Italy)

– Inna Supac (MP, Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, Moldova)

 

● The unity of the Left in Europe

Speakers:

– Natasa Theodorakopoulou (SYRIZA, Greece)

– Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal. TBC

 

● The Rise of Xenophobia and Criminalization of Solidarity

Speakers:

– Jon S. Rodríguez (GUE/NGL, European Parliament)

– Elengo Manousaki (Solidarity clinic and Pharmacy of Athens  and member of SYRIZA, Greece)

– Moderation Angelina Giannopoulou (transform! europe, Athens, Greece)

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

● Cultural workshop / performance:

“Our Marija/Belgrade at Midnight“ – Political Theater between East & West

With Ivan Pantelic and Eva Brenner

Lecture Demonstration with video-projections

 

● Documentary : “Fire at sea” (winner of 2016 Berlin Gold Bear award) 108 minutes.

 

20:00 Dinner and closing by Margarita Mileva
21:00 Farewell party

Sunday 23th, July – Departure

Sourse: European Left

 

 

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