Summer University 2022 European Left

Simultaneous translation in English, French and Portuguese!

The EL and transform!europe Summer University 2022 will take place in Aveiro (Portugal), from the 8th to the 12th of July 2022.

You can find the programme here below.

L’Université d’été du PGE et transform!europe aura lieu à Aveiro (Portugal), du 8 au 12 juillet 2022.

Vous pouvez trouver le programme ci-dessous.


Summer University of the Party of the European Left & Transform!europe

8th to 12th of July 2022 at High School José Estevão, Aveiro, Portugal


Simultaneous translation in English, French and Portuguese!

Friday 8th of July 2022

Opening (afternoon) – arrivals 19:00 to 20:00h.

21.30-22.30 Cultural activity: Catarina Valadas and Rui Oliveira (revolutionary and resistance songs)

Saturday 9th of July 2022

9.15-9.30 – Welcome speeches: Marisa Matias (MEP, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal) and Barbara Steiner (Director, transform!europe, Austria)

9.30 – Plenary: A new crisis – the economic impact of the global pandemic and war
Walter Baier (transform!europe)
Aida Sopi Niang (Deputy Mayor of Dakar, Senegal)
Moderation: Alen Toplišek (co-coordinator of the EL Economic policies WG, Levica, Slovenia)

11.00-11.15 – Break

11.15-12.30 – Seminars/Workshops

– European Youth facing (class) war: our struggle for solidarity between militarisation, non-violent strategies and climate crisis

– The consequences of war on the left: where do we go from here?
Angelina Giannopoulou (facilitator of the European Integration and the Left Strategy programme, transform!europe)
Moderation: Katerina Anastasiou & Axel Ruppert

12.30 – Lunch

14.30 – Plenary: Uberisation and class struggle: the future of the labour movement
José Soeiro (sociologist and member of the Parliament, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal)
Anu Koljonen (General Secretary of the Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation, NTF, Sweden)
Moderation: Barbara Gomes (councillor of Paris, lecturer at the University of Avignon, specialist in platform work, PCF, France)

16.00-16.15 – Break

16.15-17.30 – Seminars/Workshops

– Seminar on post-elections France
Manuel Bompard (MEP, La France Insoumise)
Ian Brossat (Spokesperson, French Communist Party)
Moderation: Gala Kabbaj (Espaces Marx, France)

– An unwavering commitment to peace
Tom Unterrainer (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK)
Niamh Aine Ni Bhrain (TNI, Transnational Institute)
Moderation: Katerina Anastasiou & Axel Ruppert (transform!europe)

17.30-17.45 – Break

17.45-19.00 – Seminars/Workshops:

– Presentation of the EL magazine “Quistioni” and “Transform’s Yearbook”
Walter Baier (member of the Editorial Board of Quistioni)
Haris Golemis (transform!europe)
Moderation: Didem Aydurmus (co-coordinator of the EL Environment WG, Die Linke, Germany)

– The social and ecological transformation in the coal regions of the EU
Czeslaw Kulesza (Naprzód Foundation, Poland)
Ivan Strachoň (Regional Councillor of North Moravia Region, KSCM, Czech Republic)
Mathias Froeck (Die Linke, Germany)
Moderation: Roland Kulke & Dagmar Švendová (transform!europe)

20.00 – Dinner

21.30 – Concert of Siricaia

Sunday 10th of July 2022

9.30 – Plenary: Smash capitalism, save the planet: “Green Deals” and energy transition
Sean Sweeney (Coordinator of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, TUED)
Attila Vajnai (President of the Worker’s Party of Hungary 2006)
Marisa Matias (MEP The Left, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal)
Mika Parkkari (special adviser in education policy, Left Alliance, Finland)
Moderation: Didem Aydurmus (co-coordinator of the EL Environment WG, Die Linke, Germany)

11.00-11.15 – break

11.15-12.30 – Seminars/Workshops:

– “Art and Youth: How much youth is in Art?”
Coordinators of the open discussion:
Olga Athaniti (actress, co-coordinator of the EL Culture Network, Syriza, Greece)
Armeline Videcoq Bard (Art History and Nordic Languages master student, member of the EL Youth Network, RED Jeunes, France)
Adrià Serarrols (master graduate in International Relations, member of the EL Youth Network, Jovent Republicà, Catalonia)

– “Hundred Shades of the EU”: Mapping the Political Economy of the EU Peripheries
Veronika Sušová-Salminen (transform!europe)
Giuseppe Celi (economist, associated professor at the University of Foggia, Italy)
José Gusmão (MEP, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal)
Moderation: Tatiana Moutinho & Dagmar Švendová (transform!europe)

12.30 – Lunch

14.30 – Plenary: Towards unity of socialist, feminist and ecologist movements
Attila Melegh (professor of University Corvinus, Hungary)
Gala Kabbaj (Espaces Marx – transform!europe, France)
Andreia Galvão (ecofeminist, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal)
Amandine Pavet (member of the Parliament of Wallonia and responsible of RedFox, the 14-18yo youth movement of the PTB, Belgium)
Moderation: Tatiana Moutinho (transform!europe)

16.00-16.30 – break

16.30 – Plenary: The radical left’s response to militarism and war
George Katrougalos (head of sector of European and international relations, Syriza, Greece)
Katerina Anastasiou (transform!europe)
Stefano Amann (PRC, Italy)
Moderation: Claudia Haydt (co-coordinator of the EL Peace WG, Die Linke, Germany)

18.00-18.15 – break

18.15-19.30 – Seminars/Workshops:

– The social and political diversity of the radical left
Conny Hildebrandt (Co-President, transform!europe)
Yann Le Lann (Espaces Marx, France)
Moderation: Angelina Giannopoulou (transform!europe)

20.00 – Dinner

Monday 11th of July 2022

9.30 – Plenary: Democracy around the world: challenging the far-right
Fabian Figueiredo (co-coordinator of the EL Fighting the far right WG, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal)
Yuliya Yurchenko (political economist, University of Greenwich, Ukraine)
Moderation: Barbara Steiner (transform!europe)

11.00-11.15 – Break

11.15-12.30 – Seminars/Workshops:

– Seminar on Senegal and Burkina Faso situation
Aida Sopi Niang (Deputy Mayor of Dakar, Senegal)
Moderation: Félix Atchadé (Coordinator of the EL Africa WG, PCF, France)

– An Alliance for Freedom of Press : for a network of the Left voices in Europe
Representatives from media outlets:
Left Italy, IT (Alessia Gasparini)
Mundo Obrero, ES (Lucia Herrera)
Lūžis Magazine, LT (Andrius Bielskis)
Cross-Border Talks Blog and YouTube Channel CZ, PL, RO (Margolzata Kulbaczewska Figat)
Nasze Argumenty Journal, PL (Czeslaw Kulesza)
Časopis!argument Webzine, CZ (Veronika Sušová-Salminen)
Eszmélet Journal, Hungary (Antal Attila)
Esquerda.net, PT (Mariana Carneiro)
Moderation: Roberto Morea & Dagmar Švendová (transform!europe)

12.30 – Lunch

14.30 – Conclusions: The way forward for the EL
Heinz Bierbaum (President of the Party of the European Left)
Conny Hildebrandt (Co-President of transform!europe)
Catarina Martins (National Coordinator, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal)

16.00-21.30 – Visit of the city of Aveiro or Costa Nova seaside

20.00 – Open-air dinner

22.00 – Closing party – DJ set by Tropicaustica

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

8.00 – 10.00 – Departures by bus

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