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International Conference

PUBLIC DEBT AND AUSTERITY POLICIES IN EUROPE

THE RESPONSE OF THE EUROPEAN LEFT

Thursday 10 March 2011

19.15-19.30

Opening of the Conference

Dimitris Vitsas, Secretary of the Central Political Committee of Synaspismos

Nikos Petralias, Economist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Athens, President of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute

 

 

19.30-22.00

Public Event

 

Coordinator: Rena Dourou, Member of the Political Secretariat of Synaspismos

Responsible For European Policy, the Party of the European Left (EL) and International Relations

Yiannis Dragasakis, Economist, Former MP of SYRIZA– Greece

Francois Delapierre, General Secretary of Parti de Gauche– France

Pedro Paez, Economist, Banco del Sur, Former Minister of Finance of Ecuador

Jose Luis Centella, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Spain

Michael Schlecht, MP, Chief Economist of the Parliamentary Group of DIE LINKE in the Bundestag – Germany

Friday 11 March 2011

10.00-12.00

Consequences of the Crisis in Europe

Coordinator: Panos Trigazis, Economist, Member of the CPC of Synaspismos – Greece

Riccardo Bellofiore, Economist, Professor at the University of Bergamo – Italy

Maria Karamessini, Economist, Associate Professor at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences – Greece

Michel Vakaloulis, Sociologist, Professor at the University Paris VIII- France

Giovanna Vertova, Economist, Associate Professor at the University of Bergamo – Italy

12.00-14.00

Causes of the Debt Crisis in the Eurozone

Coordinator: Spyros Lapatsioras, Economist, Lecturer at the University of Crete – Greece

George Stathakis, Economist, Professor at the University of Crete – Greece

Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Economist, Lecturer at the University of the Aegean – Greece

Euclid Tsakalotos, Economist, Professor at the University of Athens – Greece

Brigitte Unger, Economist, Professor at Utrecht University School of Economics (USE) – Netherlands

 

14.00-15.00

Lunch Break

15.00-17.00

The EU Policies for Debt Crisis Management

Coordinator: Elena Papadopoulou, Economist, Researcher at the NPI – Greece

Marica Frangakis, Economist, EuroMemo Group, Member of the CPC of Synaspismos – Greece

Vagelis Papahristos, Independent MP – Greece

Theodore Paraskevopoulos, Economist, co-Director of the Parliamentary Group of SYRIZA– Greece

Jan Toporowski, Reader in Economics at the University London (SOAS) -UK

17.00-19.00

Facets of the Crisis in Greece (I)

Coordinator: Sissy Velissariou, Professor at the University of Athens, Vice President of NPI

Yiannis Banias, Member of the Secretariat of AKOA, Former MP of SYRIZA

Panagiotis Lafazanis, MP of SYRIZA

George Maniatis, Professor of Mass Media, University of Athens

Alexis Mitropoulos, Jurist, President of the Union for the Defense of Employment and the Welfare State

19.00 – 19.30

Coffee break

19.30-22.00

Facets of the Crisis in Greece (II)

Coordinator: Olga Athaniti, Member of the Secretariat of AKOA

Nikos Kotzias, Political Scientist, Professor at the University of Piraeus

John Milios, Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, Member of the Political Secretariat of Synaspismos (Responsible for Economic Policy)

Dimitris Papadimoulis, MP of SYRIZA, Former MEP of Synaspismos and GUE-NGL

Sofia Sakorafa, Independent MP

Yiannis Tolios, Economist (PhD), Member of the CPC of Synaspismos

Saturday 12 March 2011

10.00-12.30

Resistances by the European Trade-Unions and Movements

Coordinator: Yiannis Bournous, Member of the CPC of Synaspismos, Member of the EL Executive Board – Greece

Nasos Iliopoulos, Secretary of the Central Council of the Youth of Synaspismos – Greece

Alekos Kalivis, Trade-Unionist, Former Alternate President of GSEE – Greece

Jean Paul Lainé, Trade-Unionist – France

Alexandra Strickner, Economist, ATTAC- Austria

Patrick Waine, Representative of the Socialist Party of Ireland – Ireland

12.30-14.30

Debt Crisis and Austerity Policies in the European Countries

Coordinator: Natasa Theodorakopoulou, Economist, Member of the Executive Secretariat of the CPC of Synaspismos, Member of the Secretariat of the EL Executive Board

Tamás Morva, Economist, Member of the Secretariat of the Hungarian Workers Party 2006 – Hungary

Marianna Mortagua, Economist, Bloco de Esquerda– Portugal

Javier Navasques, Professor at the University of Sevilla, Secretary of the Committee of Financial Affairs of the Communist Party of Spain – Spain

Representative of Sinn Fein, Ireland (tbc)

 

14.30 – 15.30

Lunch Break

15.30-17.30

For a Progressive Exit from the Crisis (I)

Coordinator: Gabriel Sakellaridis, Economist, Member of the CPC of Synaspismos, Member of the Board of NPI – Greece

Elisabeth Gauthier, Director of Espaces Marx, Member of the Managing Board of Transform! Europe network – France

Nicos Houndis, MEP of SYRIZA and GUE/NGL – Greece

Eric Toussaint, President of the Committee for the Annulment of the Debt of the Countries of the Third World (CADTM) – Belgium

Michalis Tremopoulos, MEP of the Ecologists-Greens, European Greens – Greece

17.30-19.30

For a Progressive Exit from the Crisis (II)

Coordinator: Ruurik Holm, Transform! Coordinator  of Left Forum – Finland

Elmar Altvater, Political Scientist, Member of ATTAC Germany

Kunibert Raffer, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Vienna – Austria

Yianis Varoufakis, Economist, Professor at the University of Athens – Greece

Kostas Vergopoulos, Economist, Professor at the University Paris VIII – Greece

20.00-22.00

Public Event

Coordinator: Haris Golemis, Director of the NPI, Member of the Board of Transform! Europe- Greece

 

20.00-20.15

EL Initiative for a European Development and Solidarity Fund

Francis Wurtz, Former President of GUE/NGL– France

20.15 – 22.00

Exit Strategies from the Crisis. The Proposals of the European Left

Pierre Laurent, National Secretary of the French Communist Party, President of the EL – France

Oskar Lafontaine, Former Minister of Finance, Former co-President of DIE LINKE – Germany

Alexis Tsipras, President of Synaspismos, Vice President of the EL – Greece

 

Organizing Committee

Walter Baier, Yiannis Bournous, Mimis Dareiotis, Rena Dourou, Elisabeth Gauthier, Haris Golemis, Ruurik Holm, Konstantina Kintoni, Elena Papadopoulou, Gabriel Sakellaridis

    • Maria Fregidou-Malama
    • March 20th, 2011

    How can I get the notes from the conference?
    Greetings
    Maria Fregidou-Malama

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