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  1. Energy Transition and Democracy: Two inseparable paths

    09 Octubre 2019 - Evento

    A three-day programme that will offer an overview of the global energetic model and will look into the conflicts, struggles, resistances and experiences of several agents and movements confronting it.

  2. Asia Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF12)

    28 Septiembre 2018 - Evento

    Join us at the 12th Asia Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF12) in Ghent.

  3. The municipalist drive for a fair and participatory energy transition

    Alba del Campo
    25 Abril 2018
    Article

    In May 2015, the party Por Cádiz Sí Se Puede (the local version of Podemos) took over the government of Cádiz, inheriting a situation of massive debt, widespread energy waste, severe unemployment, energy poverty, and a lack of public awareness around energy issues. In just a few years, however, Cádiz has celebrated a number of concrete results.

  4. Europe's Faustian Bargain with Big Finance

    Walden Bello
    24 Mayo 2017
    Article

    Europe's social democrats played a central role in unleashing the financial sector that created the European economic crisis that continues to today.

  5. Europe: social democracy’s Faustian pact with global finance unravels

    • Walden Bello
    18 Mayo 2017
    Paper

    This paper focuses on how the global economic crisis unfolded in Europe, where a toxic mix of financial liberalization, highly-leverage banks, a poorly-planned euro and Germany’s years of structural adjustment created a deeply unbalanced and highly indebted European economy, that was brought into sharp focus as Wall Street banks collapsed. The result was the reversal of Europe's economic integration and a state of permanent crisis that continues to this day.

  6. Local politics enters the global contest

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    19 Mayo 2016
    Article

    European municipalities join the battle against TTIP to protect sovereignty and public services, demonstrating how to take political initiative and build an alternative economy

  7. We're selling off the world - but who wins?

    10 Marzo 2016
    En los medios

    By all rights, the 2008 global financial crisis should have marked the end of the era of privatisation and the return to the more equitable mixed economy model which dominated in the post-war era. 

    Instead, it only ushered in a new, more extreme phase in the neoliberal project.

  8. TTIP - A giant leap for the EU, but does it pose a risk for the public?

    07 Enero 2016
    En los medios

    Malta Today - The transatlantic trade and investement partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States aims to increase economic growth and job on both sides of the Atlantic. However, critics say the TTIP agreements threaten public services.

  9. The day Greece’s TVs went dark

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 Junio 2013
    Article

    Hilary Wainwright reports from Thessaloniki on what happened when the state ordered Greece’s state broadcaster to shut down, and the situation now.

  10. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 Marzo 2013
    Paper

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

  11. Firenze 10 + 10 and the changing character of power

    Hilary Wainwright
    30 Noviembre 2012
    Article

    A series of interviews with young activists shows signs of a movement that connects local everyday struggles to a global movement, and one that resists by creating alternatives in the present.

  12. Europe's Nationalists waiting in the dark

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    05 Mayo 2011
    Article

    As Brussels bureaucrats and established political parties struggle to answer the current crisis caused by a faulty economic structure, right-wing nationalist parties have increasingly come to the fore in Europe, with Finland's recent election the last contribution to a worrying trend.

  13. A real green deal

    Hilary Wainwright, Andy Bowman
    09 Octubre 2009
    Article

    35 years ago, workers at the Lucas Aerospace company formulated an ‘alternative corporate plan’ to convert military production to socially useful and environmentally desirable purposes. What are the lessons for greening the world economy today?

  14. Land Reform Policies in Belgian Official Development Assistance

    • Jonas Vanreusel
    01 Septiembre 2009

    For the most part of its history, the Belgian Official Development Assistance (ODA) focused on narrow agricultural productivity issues. With the slow but steady insertion of Belgian ODA into the international development community’s priorities, instruments and methods, Belgium started to focus on broader rural development.

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    Participatory democracy at the crossroads

    • Eurotopia No. 5
    24 Septiembre 2008
    Paper

    ‘Citizens’ participation’ is a fashionable political concept, but one that increasingly means all things to all people. It is time to reclaim ‘participation’ from those who would use it simply to legitimise existing political institutions. This issue of Eurotopia explores different models of participatory democracy in Europe.

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    Participation in Italy

    Anna Pizzo
    24 Septiembre 2008
    Article

    Anna Pizzo is a director of Carta (a partner in Eurotopia), and has been a councillor for three years in the Lazio region. Inspired by the experience of Porto Alegre, she has been working on ‘the borderline’ between the movements and the political institutions, in order to open up the Lazio regional council to the demands and pressures of the movements.

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    Managing water through participative processes: the case of Catalonia

    Jordi Pacheco i Canals
    24 Septiembre 2008
    Article

    Carlos, who is 13 years od, has left his house to go fishing. Not far away, there is a reservoir where he spends long hours watching the birds nest while he waits to catch a fish or two.

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    Participatory Democracy in 6 Steps

    Tomás Rodríguez Villasante
    24 Septiembre 2008
    Article

    Participatory Democracy in 6 Steps.

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    Interview with Jeronimo Fernandez Cortes

    Eurotopia Team
    01 Septiembre 2008
    Article

    Jeronimo Fernandez Cortes, 43, is a member of the Federación de Asociaciones Gitanas Calí (Federation of Gypsy Calí Associations), an organisation that is a participant in the Albacete Participation Forum. 

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    If participative democracy is the answer, what is the question?

    aleksej
    01 Septiembre 2008
    Article
    ‘Citizens’ participation’ is a fashionable political concept, but one that increasingly means all things to all people. It is time to reclaim ‘participation’ from those who would use it simply to legitimise existing political institutions, argues Joan Subirats.

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