Summer University 2015

Summer University 2015



Please find below the first programme of this year's Summer University, organized in cooperation between the EL and transform!europe, as well as the link to the registration form section!


Please be aware that translation will be provided in the plenary as well as the four seminars into/from English/French/Czech.



Dates: 08.-12.07.2015

Place: Litomerice, Czech Republic


Wednesday, 08.07.2015 – Arrival Day

Shuttle Busses available from Prague Airport and Main Train Station


18h-19h Opening with songs performed by Maren Rahmann and film about Therezin


19h-20h Dinner


After Dinner: Get-together party



Thursday, 09.07.2015 – East of the West


07h30 Breakfast


09h30 – 11h30 Plenary + Opening

“The Future of Europe: Equality, Justice and Social Coherence. Experiences and

Contributions of Central and Eastern Europe.”

Speakers: Pierre Laurent (France), Ioana Sivhlikova (Czech Republic)

Moderator: Milan Neubert (Czech Republic)


11h45 – 13h45 Seminars


- EL-Fem-Seminar "Gender and precarity: examples from Greece”


- "Rising of Extreme Right Tendencies in Eastern Europe"

Speakers: Attila Vajnai (Hungary), Elisabeth Gauthier (France), Jan Kavan (Czech Republic)

Moderator: Walter Baier (Austria)


13h45 – 14h25 Lunch Break


14h30 – 16h30 Seminars


- "CEE: Integration x Militarization - geopolitical, globalization and economic aspects"

Speakers: Hannes Hofbauer (Austria), Ilona Svihlikova (Czech Republic), Rok Kogej (Slovenia)

Moderator: Dagmar Svendova (Czech Republic)


            - "Left in CEE: positions, role, weakness and potentials"

Speakers: Jiri Malek (Czech Republic), Joana Gwiazdecka (Poland), Michal Fric (Slovakia)

Moderator: Jiri Hudecek (Czech Republic)


16h30 – 18h30 Excursion Terezin


19h – 20h Dinner



Friday, 10.07.2015 – Europe after 1/25: New Chances, New Challenges


07h30 Breakfast


09h30 – 11h30 Plenary

“Europe – Integration or Division”

Speakers: Leo Panich, and a representative of Syriza

Moderation: Elisabeth Gauthier (France)


11h45 - 13h45 Seminars 


             - "After the Greek Elections: which consequences and challenges, which                   experiences in the common struggle?"

Speakers: Erhard Crome (Germany), Anne Sabourin (France), Raffaella Bollini (Italy), Natassa Theodorakopoulou (Greece)

Moderator: Walter Baier (Austria)


            - "Contributions of the Left in Europe to the debates about TAFTA & COP21"

Speakers: Miroslav Ransdorf (Czech Republic), Lara Otonicar (Slovenia), Florian Wilde (Germany)

Moderator: Inger Johansen (Denmark - t.b.c.)


13h45 – 14h45 Lunch Break


15h - 17h Seminars


            - EL-Fem-Seminar "What does Feminism Mean for us Feminists coming from               Different Countries? "


            - "Concrete Experiences with Solidarity and Mobilization"

Speakers: Nuria Lozano (Catalonia) Mirto Bolota (Greece), Danielle Montel (France)

Moderator: Waltraud Fritz-Klackl (Austria)


17h15 – 18h45 Self-Organized Workshops


18h30 – 20h Dinner


Evening – Cultural Programme



Saturday, 11.07.2015 – One Europe-One World


07h30 Breakfasts


09h30 – 11h30 Plenary

“A Changed Europe for a Sustainable Global Future”

Speakers: Maite Mola (Spain), Walter Baier (Austria)#

Moderator: Cornelia Hildebrandt (Germany)


11h45 - 13h45 Seminars 


          - Climate Justice and a Left Energy Policy - How to prepare for the global                 climate summit in Paris

          Speakers: Josef Baum (Austria), Herve Bramy (France)


          - "Shifting Perspectives - Europe and Latin America"

Speakers: Suzany Gonzales (Venezuela), Heinz Bierbaum (Germany), Ana-Elisa Osorio (Venezuela)

Moderation: Maite Mola (Spain)


13h45 – 14h45 Lunch Break


15h - 17h Seminars


            - "Fortress Europe - on Refugees and Migration"

Speaker: Marie-Christine Vergiat (France), Raffaella Bollini (Italy), Olga Athaniti (Greece)


- EL-Fem-Seminar "Migration, Antiracism and Gender"


17h15 – 18h45 Self-Organized Workshops


18h30 – 20h Dinner


Evening – Closing, Cultural Programme, Farewell-Party



Sunday, 12.07.2015 – Departure Day

Shuttle Busses available to Prague Airport and Main Train Station

07h30 – 09h30 Breakfasts




Shall you have any questions regarding the Summer University, its registration process etc. please don't hesitate to e-mail us at

If you wish to register we have registration forms available in English, French and Spanish. Please find them here: SU2015 registration forms section.










9, 10, 11 July at Litoměřice (Czech Republic)


We are glad to inform you that this year, the EL Summer University will take place at Litoměřice 9, 10 and 11 July.


All the information, registration form and program will be available very soon, but you can already pre-register by sending a mail to

The basic fee will be 80 €/person; it includes transport from Prague and back, to all events in Litoměřice, full board and accommodation in 5 bed dormitory for the four nights. For additional charge, other rooms will be available at different prizes, being the most expensive the single room at 240€/four nights, also all meals and transport included.


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