Economic governance, the Troika and the struggles against European neoliberalism

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The meeting intends to bring activists, organizations and networks that are addressing the undemocratic neoliberal crisis strategy and governance imposed from the EU – the EU shock doctrine – and discuss together which strategies have been more successful and to identify what are the common lines from which we can draw a genuine European movement.

Austerity, privatisation and attacks on social rights are being pushed systematically from the European level. While there have been many impressive struggles at the national level in Southern Europe, European coordination and its response is still small.

First steps towards more European coordination have been around sporadic action days. They have allowed in some countries to make resistances visible but have not managed to achieve a substantial turn around. At the same time new forms of action, organisation and campaigning are emerging, but often with little coordination between the social actors – from the more radical to the more traditional – that promote them.

The purpose of the strategy meeting is to strengthen European coordination on these struggles against the current measures and future plans to advance the neoliberal economic governance.

It will take place in Amsterdam, from October 4th to 6th

What have been successful experiences of resistance?

How do we strengthen coordination (of existing European and national initiatives)?

What common priorities and targets can be identified in the near future?

How can awareness raising be improved?

How can our internal communication and coordination be improved, what strategies should be pursued?

We ask you to:

– discuss this proposal within any relevant assembly, platform or network at the local or national level

– bring any analysis or position paper on the EU’s neoliberal offensive to Amsterdam to share

– alert other relevant actors on the meeting

Translation to and from French will be available. We’re looking into the possibility of covering other languages based on the needs of participants.

We’re looking for ways to ensure mutual support and to strengthen our capacity to address the challenges at the European level that cannot be met at the national or local level alone.

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Organisers: Corporate Europe Observatory & Transnational Institute