Summer University 2015

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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

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