Conference organised by the Austrian Institute for European Law and Policy, evaluating the first months of the European Citizens' Initiative.
The Grüne Sommerakademie 2012 will continue the debate that was started last year.
This year the Grüne Bildungserkstatt organizes the Sommerakademie together with the Grüne Wirtschaft and the Green European Foundation (GEF). Together, we rely on the discussion of last year and we center the tension between pragmatism and vision. The current crisis in Europe puts the Green movementin a paradoxical position: to not let the system collapse and in the same time paving the way for a radical change.
We are convinced that for a green future we need both realpolitik and concrete utopia. The structural design of tension between vision and Realpolitik, between short-acting and long-term perspective is essential for effective green policies.