Can Europe Make It?

Saving Europe: reformulating the rules

A Europe of welfare states, relatively free and democratic, with social provisions that allow for more emancipation and personal sovereignty: this must be saved, through a citizens’ pact to strive for more democracy. But first, we must face up to the full scale of the crisis. (Video, 25 minutes).

Rui Tavares
6 February 2014

This video comes from the event 'Enacting Citizenship in times of Crisis' that the Oecumene team held in Brussels, on March 27, 2013.

This video comes from the event 'Enacting Citizenship in times of Crisis' that the Oecumene team held in Brussels, on March 27, 2013.

The aim of the morning session held at the European Parliament was to initiate a debate on how European citizenship is constructed, and how it can become genuinely open. Rui Tavares MEP responds to the earlier presentations made by Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University), and Engin Isin (Open University).

An editorial partnership with Open University

COVID-19 and the human side of globalisation

Usually, profits come before people. But this year, governments across the world have been forced to shut down their economies and put life first. Why?

Join openDemocracy for a live discussion on what the coronavirus tells us about globalisation, neoliberalism and our shared experience as humanity. Thursday 28 May, 5pm UK time/6pm CET

Speakers

Anthony Barnett Founder of openDemocracy, and author of ‘Out of the Belly of Hell: COVID-19 and the humanisation of globalisation’, which looks at how social movements since 1968 have reshaped the world.

Achille Mbembe Leading post-colonial philosopher who developed the idea of necropolitics: how politics can dictate who lives and who dies.

Thea Riofrancos Author of ‘A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal’ and ‘Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador’. She is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College.

Chair: Réka Kinga Papp Hungarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Eurozine.

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