Past events

Putting Public in Public Services

April 2014
Cape Town
South Africa

A 3 day conference gathering people working to promote progressive public services. Daniel Chavez will launch the new book Reorienting Development: State-Owned Enterprises in Latin America and
the World

New Winds in Latin American Drug Policies

March 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Join us in Amsterdam for a seminar on the latest drug policy trends in Latin America.

End austerity, control finance, expand democracy

March 2014
Brussels
Belgium

Two months before the European elections of May 2014 Europe is faced with the prospect of continuing austerity, economic stagnation, rising inequality and a growing divide between the countries of the centre and the periphery, while democratic processes are undermined at all levels.

Monitoring and evaluating Uruguay’s new law regulating cannabis

March 2014
Vienna
Austria

This side event will be an opportunity for Uruguay’s National Drugs Board to present the country’s new legislation, and open constructive debates on the implications of such policy at the national and international level.

Monitoring and evaluating Uruguay ’s new law regulating cannabis

March 2014
Vienna
Austria

On the 10th of December 2013, Uruguay’s Senate approved a legislation to legally regulate the production, sale and consumption of cannabis for recreational use. This side event will be an opportunity for Uruguay ’s National Drugs Board to present the country’s new legislation, and open constructive debates on the implications of such policy at the national and international level.

Untangling the Trade Talks

March 2014
Brussel
Belgium

Join us for a panel debate on the likely impacts of the investment chapter of the proposed transatlantic trade deal (TTIP).

Ukrainian crisis: Dangers and Opportunities

February 2014
Brussels
Belgium

While the Maidan burns in Kiev and the crisis in the Ukraine deepens, a delegation of Ukrainian and Russian civil society organisations bring their analysis to Brussels to engage policy makers, parliamentarians and civil society.

Food Otherwise: Towards fair and sustainable food and agriculture systems

February 2014
Wageningen
Netherlands

More and more farmers, consumers, scientists and civil society organisations are working towards  sustainable and fair ways of producing food. They are forging new relationships between farmers and consumers. They offer creative, dynamic and diverse alternatives to large-scale, anonymous and industrialised food production and the increasing influence of transnational corporations.

Investment protection in TTIP: A threat to democracy and public interest?

February 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands

The EU and the US aim to conclude their free trade agreement - TTIP (Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership) this year, effectively creating the biggest trade block in the world.

Food Sovereignty Colloquium

January 2014
The Hague
Netherlands

A contested concept, food sovereignty has barged into global agrarian discourse over the last two decades. The colloquium brings together leading scholars and political activists, sympathetic and sceptical to whether food sovereignty can foster a critical and productive dialogue on agrarian issues.