Fahre zu Konferenz nach Athen, mit sehr interessanter Beteiligung

Fahre morgen zu einer Konferenz nach Athen, zu der mich Studienkollege Jorgos Chondros, inzwischen Leiter der Umweltabteilung von Syriza eingeladen hat. Als ich das Programm gestern sah, hab ich erst mitbekommen, dass da ganz wesentliche Leute diverser fortschrittlicher Kräfte in Europa dort sind, und hab das als ziemliche Ehre empfunden. Programm sieh unten.

Ich soll beim Klimateil was sagen; Anlass war, dass Jorgos meine Vortrag in Paris gefallen hat?

Ich werd zusammengefasst folgendes sagen: wir haben eine gleichzeitige Vielfachkrise: die internationale Finanzkrise, die rasch wieder akut werden kann. Eine Beschäftigungskrise mit der Hälfte der Jugend im Süden und Südosten Europas arbeitslos, zuletzt auch mit zunehmender Arbeitslosigkeit,. Ein Klimakrise, die langfristig die größte Herausforderung ist, und Teil einer planetaren Umweltkrise. Wie seit vielen , vielen Jahrzehnten bzw. 2 Jahrhunderten ein riesiges Gefälle zwischen vor allem zwischen „globalem Norden“ und Süden (Entwicklungsländer). Dieses riesiges Gefälle führt seit langem zur Flüchtlingsfrage, die sich heute durch Kriegszüge der USA zu einer Flüchtlingskrise auch in Europa entwickelt hat. Die GEMEINSAME GRUNDLAGE all dieser Krise ist die Extrem ungerechte Verteilung in den Ländern und zwischen den Ländern; auch in Klimakrise, den die Verursacher sind auch hier verschwenderischer Reichtum seit langer Zeit, und ein Wirtschaftssystem, bei dem nicht Mensch und Umwelt, sondern der Profit zählt. Und dann werde ich ausführlicher zur Klimapolitik nach Paris reden?

Und eigentlich wäre alles ganz einfach: Es müsste nur akzeptiert werden, dass alle Menschen dieser unserer Welt die gleich Würde haben, und gleich viel wert sind. Doch das einfache ist manchmal sehr schwer, wie Brecht sagte?

International Conference

Building Alliances to Fight Austerity and Reclaim Democracy in Europe

SYRIZA, the Party of the European Left, Nicos Poulantzas Institute and transform! europe co-organise a big conference in Athens. It aims on the one hand, to analyse some of the major problems the EU and its member states are facing today and on the other, to contribute in establishing broad political and social alliances to confront these problems in the interest of democracy and of the European peoples and dominated classes.

Participants will discuss the economic, social and political effects of austerity policies, the refugee crisis and its impact on European societies and the EU as a whole, the dangers of climatic change, the offensive against organized labour throughout the EU and finally the uncertain future of the Eurozone and generally of European integration.

The Conference, which is taking place in a country with a long and painful experience of the effects of both neoliberal policies and the ever increasing waves of refugees arriving daily to its coasts, aspires to be a major European political event. This ambition is based on the knowledge and the expertise of a big number of distinguished participants, which include prominent members of the Greek government, intellectuals, analysts, party leaders and officials, deputies of national Parliaments and of the European Parliament, trade-unionists and activists of the social movements.

Working languages: English and Greek

Programme

Friday, 18 March 17.00.-17.30

WELCOME SPEECHES

Panos Rigas, (Secretary of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA, Greece)

Athina Athanasiou (Associate professor of Social Anthropology at Panteion University, Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Greece)

17:30 – 19:30

FIRST SESSION: Economic, Social and Political Effects of Bail-Out Programs in Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus: Is There a Way Out of Crisis?

Rania Antonopoulou (Deputy Minister of Labour, Greece)

Yiannos Katsourides (Promitheas institute, Cyprus)

Renato Soeiro (Executive Board of EL, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal)

Michael Taft („Unite“ the union, Ireland)

Interventions:

Paolo Ferrero (PRC, Italy)
?doracion Guaman (University of Valencia, Spain)
Steffen Lehndorff (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Emmanuel Maurel (M?P, Socialist Party, France)
Foteini Vaki (MP, SYRIZA, Greece)
James Wickham (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Moderator: Kostas Chrysogonos (MEP, SYRIZA, Greece)

20:00-22:00

PUBLIC EVENT

Yiannis Dragasakis (Deputy Prime Minister of the Greek Government)

Euclid Tsakalotos (Finance Minister of the Greek Government)

 Moderator: Kaki Bali (Journalist, Editor, newspaper „Avgi“ Sunday’s edition, Greece)

 Saturday, 19 March

10:00-12:00

SECOND SESSION: The Political Economy of EU Economic Governance: Left Alternatives to Authoritarian Neoliberalism

Susan George (Transnational Institute/Amsterdam, France)

Gregor Gysi (MP, Die Linke, Germany)

Dimitris Papadimoulis (Vice President of the European Parliament, SYRIZA, Greece)

Interventions:

Nicola Fratoianni (MP, Italian Left, Italy)
?lisabeth Klatzer (ATTAC, Austria)
Dominique Plihon (University Paris XIII, France)
George Ververis (SYRIZA, Greece)

Moderator: Marika Frangaki (Member of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA, Greece)

12:15-14:15

THIRD SESSION: Stop Climatic Change/For an Ecological Transformation of European Societies

Christophe Aguiton (Coalition Climat 21, ATTAC, France)

Ernest Urtasun (MEP, ICV, Catalonia)

Antje Vollmer (Greens, Germany)

Zoi Vrontisi (Coordinator of the Energy Working Group in Ecogreens and President of the National Center of Environment and Sustainable Development, Greece)

Interventions:

Josef Baum (Environment Working Group, EL, Austria)
Inger V. Johansen (Left-Green Alliance, Denmark)
Chara Kafantari (MP, SYRIZA, Greece),
Luigi Pandolfi (The Other Europe-L’Altra Europa, Italy)

Moderator: Giorgos Chondros (Central Committee of SYRIZA, Greece)

15:00-17:00

FOURTH SESSION: Refugees, War and Peace, Securitization: New Challenges for Europe

Attila Melegh (Researcher, Demographic Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary)

Yiannis Mouzalas (Deputy Minister of Immigration Policy, Greece)

Sara Prestianni (Responsible for Immigration affairs, ARCI, Italy)

Gabi Zimmer (Chairperson of GUE/NGL, Germany)

Interventions:

Katerina Anastasiou (transform! Austria)
Giuseppe Civati (Possibile, Italy)
Jan Kavan (Czech Social Democratic Party, Czech Republic)
Maite Mola (Vice President of the European Left, Spain)
Veronika Susova-Salminen (historian, political analyst, Czech Republic/Finland)
Tea Vidovi? (Centre for Peace Studies, Croatia)
Keli Visviki (SYRIZA, Greece)

Moderator: Vassiliki Katrivanou (MP, SYRIZA, Greece)

17:15-19:15

FIFTH SESSION: The Future of European Integration

Walter Baier (Coordinator transform! europe, Austria)

Guillaume Balas (M?P, Socialist Party, France)

Luciana Castellina (Italy)

Costas Douzinas (MP, SYRIZA, Greece)

Interventions:

Fabio Amato (PRC,?ember of Executive Board EL, Italy)
Tamara Ehs (University of Vienna, Austria)
Bastien Faudot (MRC, France)

Moderator: Xaris Golemis (Director of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, member of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA)

19:30 -22:00

PUBLIC EVENT: Alliance For Democracy – Against Austerity in Europe

Alexis Tsipras (Prime Minister of Greece)

Pierre Laurent (Communist Party of France, President of the E.L.

Declan Kearney (Chairperson of Sinn Fein, Ireland)

Ska Keller (MEP, Alliance ’90/ Greens, Germany)

Marisa Matias (Left Block, Vice President of the E.L., former Presidential Candidate, Portugal)

Tania Gonzalez Penas (MEP, Podemos, Spain)

Representative of the leadershio of the Labour Party, U.K.

Sunday, 20 March

10:00-12:30

SIXTH SESSION (roundtable): Protect Collective Agreements, Save Labor Rights

Maria Karamesini (Head of the Greek Manpower Employment Organization – OAED)

Georgios Katrougalos (Briefing from the Minister of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity, Greece)

Ouria Belaziz (member of the board of the CGT Metal Workers Federation, France)

Fausto Durante (international representative, CGIL, Italy)

Anastasia Frantzeskaki (Member of the board, Association of officials at Piraeus Port Authority S.A., Greece)

Giorgos Gogos (General Secretary of dockworkers‘ Union at Piraeus Port Authority S.A.)

Juan José Fernández (Secretary of Employment and Industry, CCOO, Spain)

Costas Koumpounis (Representative of FGTB, Belgium)

Giota Lazaropoulou (Workers‘ Association of ex-„ETHNODATA“, Federation of Greek Banks Employees, Greece)

Valentina Orazzini (Responsible for European affairs, FIOM, Italy)

Rosario Rappa (General Secretary of FIOM, Italy)

Eleni Zografaki (President, Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers, Greece)

 Moderator: Nasos Iliopoulos (member of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA)

Autor: Josef Baum

Freue mich auf Reaktionen, Kritik, Anregungen usw. Der Fortschritt entwickelt sich in Widersprüchen.