Transeuropa Forum : Imagine, Demand, Enact an Alternative Europe

Berlin, 25-27 October 2013

Three days refusing the new European normality! 6 years into the financial crisis, Europe is closer and closer to being a post-democracy, in which even imagining progressive alternatives becomes more and more difficult.

Closing TRANSEUROPA Festival 2013 throughout Europe, this forum is a call to enact a different Europe from the bottom up through a radicalised form of citizenship. From art interventions to the elaboration of a citizens’ manifesto and deciding common actions for the coming months, we  together with our guests and speakers create a space to Imagine, Demand and Enact an alternative Europe.
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Transeuropa Forum
Friday, 25 October 2013

Venue: Allianz Kulturforum | Pariser Platz 6 | 10117 Berlin, Registration is compulsory:

17.30 Enactment of Air Time in presence of the artists and of Erdem Gündüz at Pariser Platz
19.00 Opening of the Transnational Forum – Ségolène Pruvot, Coordinator of Transeuropa Festival and Martin Bach, Allianz Cultural Foundation, introducing the Manifesto We are Europe
19.10 19.40 Keynote Speech by Robert Misik, journalist, blogger an writer
19.40 20.40 Are you uncomfortable disrupting normal behaviour? – Acts of dissidence and radical citizenship – panel discussion with Tania Bruguera, artist, Immigrant Movement International Ole Frahm and Torsten Michaelson, artists, LIGNA, Erdem Gündüz, choreographer, The Standing Man of Taksim Square and Robert Misik. Moderated by Margarita Tsomou, writer and publisher.
20.40 Closing by Daphne Büllesbach and Reception
Saturday, 26 October 2013

Venue: Heinrich-Böll Stiftung | Schumannstrasse 8 | 10117 Berlin

10.00 11.45 Breakfast Banter: Bundesrepublik Europa 
10.00 10.10 Change Berlin or change Brussels to change Europe? – introduction
A Citizens Pact for European Democracy: what is the role of citizens in making Europe a fairer and more democratic place? What strategy should we implement? The Citizens Pact is one possible way to act.
10.10 11.45 Bundesrepublik Europa? – German Europe / European Germany – panel discussionGermany will soon have a new government, albeit still centered around Mrs. Merkel. Should historical changes that are necessary in Europe be pushed by a strong European Germany, or should Europe accept more austerity measures and at best, a more federal structure, making it a more German Europe? What role will the new European Parliament and the new Commission play? With Gerald Häfner, Member of the European Parliament, Giuseppe Caccia, City of Venice Councillor. Moderated by Lorenzo MarsiliEuropean Alternatives
11.45 12.00 Break
12.00 12.45 Proposals emerging from the Citizens pactThe Citizens Pact has collected for three years citizens-led proposals, which have been elaborated and united in a Manifesto. Can we start from this set of demands to ask for a fairer Europe?
Short insight proposals on Institutional Reforms for European Democracy by Niccolo Milanese, European Alternatives, Gerald Häfner, Member of the European Parliament, and Giuseppe Caccia, City of Venice Councillor, on Work, Welfare and Environment by Noel Hatch, European Alternatives, Daniela Bozhinova, Democracy International and Zelenite, and Jack Harrington, Open University, on Civil Rights by Alessandro Valera, European Alternatives, Robert Biedron, Member of the Polish Parliament and Iker Barbero, Open University. Animated by Elena Dalibot, European Alternatives
12.45 13.30 Way ahead: taking the Manifesto around Europe through European caravansThe Citizens Manifesto will travel across Europe before the 2014 elections. Where should it go to?How to UnConference? – instructions By Daphne Büllesbach
13.30 15.00 Lunch
15.00 18.00 UnConference
The UnConference will propose 3 series of workshops proposed by the European Alternatives local groups from Transeuropa Festival’s cities, by Citizens Pact partners and by any participant or interested party. Early Birds can make workshops proposals already!
15.00 16.00 Workshop 1A | Workshop 1B | Workshop 1C | Workshop 1D
16.00 17.00 Workshop 2A | Workshop 2B | Workshop 2C | Workshop 2D
17.00 18.00 Workshop 3A | Workshop 3B | Workshop 3C | Workshop 3D
18.00 18.30 Reporting the sessions from the UnConference, identifying next steps and common threads – plenary session
18.30 19.00 Break
19.00 Enacting citizenship in times of internet surveillance
With: Engin Isin (Open University), Jérémie Zimmermann (La Quadrature du Net), Diani Barreto (Free Chelsea Manning), Andreas Lehner (Digitale Gesellschaft e.V.). Moderated by Niccolo Milanese.
20.30 Closing Reception and booklaunch of Enacting European Citizenship
22.00 TRNSNTNL Paaarty @ Griessmühle, Sonnenallee 221, 12059 Neukölln, Germany
All day side events
  • Exhibition “What if there was another Europe?” – Artefacts for another Europe (Berlin and Belgrade European Alternatives local groups)
  • #TEF2013 social media film
  • Transeuropa Walk (tbc)
Sunday, 27 October 2013

Venue: Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung | Schumannstrasse 8 | 10117 Berlin

12.00 Enacting the Alternatives – Annual General Meeting of European Alternatives (open to all).At the end of TRANSEUROPA festival 2013 the members of European Alternatives come together to reflect on how to enact the set of alternative proposals that have emerged over the coming year.



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