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European Alternatives | Daphne Büllesbach and Martin Pairet ^^ Going beyond the nation-state: an exchange between European Alternatives and athenian initiatives

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Avtonomi Akadimia in Akadimia Platonos + LAB12 ASFA

The School of Transnational Activism is a reflective and action-oriented space, both physical and digital, gathering citizens and activists across disciplines to learn and explore how to collaborate beyond the nation-state. In 2019, the School is organizing three workshops gathering a group of 25 activists from all over Europe, working for climate justice, free movement, migrants rights and workers rights. Together, the aim is to create a space for learning and support on the transnational level at times of inequality and injustice. As part of the second gathering taking place in Athens from 12-15 September, the School is visiting the summer program of the Avtonomi Akadimia to meet with Athenian initiatives to share their stories of resistance and create a temporary space for conversations on how to reinvent Europe from below, reflect critically about its connections with the rest of the world, its global role and its colonial history and enable the participation and expression of all parts of society within and outside institutions.

Daphne is the Executive Director at European Alternatives and a member of the Transnational Board. She coordinates and oversees the work program and annual events of EA, the Transeuropa Festival and the Campus of European Alternatives, alternating each year. In 2012 she founded the Berlin office. She is a member of the board of the European Democracy Lab and of the German think tank Institut Solidarische Moderne. In 2017, she co-edited the book Shifting Baselines of Europe: New perspectives beyond Neoliberalism and Nationalism published by transcript Verlag.

Martin is in charge of capacity building at European Alternatives. He is in charge of the development of the transnational network of the organisation and of member communications and organising. Martin has been working in the non-profit sector for more than eight years with experience in membership development, communications and fundraising in international organisations such as IFOAM – Organics International and Oxfam France. He has a strong interest on how activists and civil society organisations are articulating and organising themselves to influence European politics both at the grassroots and at the institutional level.

Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

Avtonomi Akadimia at the Akadimia Platonos
Akadimia Platonos, meeting point at the entrance opposite the Cooperative Café, Monastiriou Str. 140, Metro Larissa M2, Metro Metaxourgeio M2, Bus 051, bus stop Kratilou, or call +30 690 691 2882 if lost
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