The Appeal: Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. In the last twenty years - with a persistent democratic deficit - the meaning of the European Union has increasingly been reduced to a narrow view of the single market and the single currency, leading to liberalisations and speculative bubbles, loss of rights and the explosion of inequalities. This is not the Europe that was imagined decades ago as a space of economic and political integration free from war. This is not the Europe that was built through economic and social progress, the extension of democracy and welfare rights. This European project is now in danger.
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 14:00 to Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 13:30
Groen organises every year a weekend full of fun, greenness, debates, quizzes and nice people to finish your summer vacation with. This year the overall theme is the local elections in October, as the local politicians are gearing up to start their campaign.
The Greens in Belgium - Groen and Ecolo - are gearing up for the local elections in October. They want all international Greens who live in Brussels to participate in their campaign, so they have organised a campaign brainstorm, on June 7, at the Beer Factory in Brussels.
In the city of Brussels, the two parties are the only ones to run on a joint Green list, and the EGP is happy to be joining with them in helping to campaign to keep a Green voice in Brussels governance.
This was the 15th time the event has taken place, and the topics on the agenda ranged from how best to avail of social media in online campaigning to the sharing of experiences in promoting Green economy solutions and the optimalisation of search engine positioning.
Exploring the new trends in culture production and consumption across the world is necessary to be able to build the future policies needed to promote creation and access to knowledge. While the issue of copyright and the Internet has often occupied the debates in the European Parliament during the past years, offering a very narrow approach to industrial and social realities, we instead decided to broaden the focus in order to better understand the changes and challenges. We, thus, invited several analysts and experts, journalists, researchers and writers, who will speak about the results of their investigations and reflection; from Hollywood to China, from Australia back to Europe and to Brussels...