The next european assembly will be held on 4th- 6th March 2011 in Kossuth Klub, Budapest (near Metro station Kalvin ter, line 3- blue line).
4 March : networks’ meetings
6 March : european assembly
Friday, 4th of March 2011.
10:30 till 11:00 Press conference
13:00 to 19:30 Network meetings
13.00 to 17.00 Network meeting on Austerity
Understanding plans of EU governments on economic governance and how this relates to struggles against austerity in Europe
17:30-19:30 Prague Spring II Network - against RWE, poverty and for sustanability (ecology, economic dependency)
17:30 till 19:30 Environment protection, ecological and climate problems (e.g. Red sludge catastrophe in Hungary)
In case of need further network meetings can be held parallelly.
Saturday, 5th of March 2011.
From 8:30 till 9:30 Registration (Registration form is attached)
(Registration fees: Western bigger organisations: at least EUR 100, smaller organisations EUR 50, Western individuals EUR 20, CEE free of charge, but donations are accepted.)
9:30 till 9:40 Welcome speech by Matyas Benyik – (How to continue with the ESF?)
1st morning session 9:40 –11:00 The crises in the CEE countries: the ways in and the ways out (facilitators: Gaspar Miklos TAMAS, Monika Karbowska? or Ewa Ziolkowska?)
9:40 till 9:55 Opening speech by Tamás Krausz, historian – (The crises in CEE countries – The situation in CEE)
9:55 till 11:00 What do the CSOs of CEE want? What is their thematic proposals for the future of ESF? Introduction of the organisations of the Hungarian SF.
11:00 to 11:20 Coffee Break
2nd morning session 11:20 to 12:50 Europe in the global crises: Repressions and mobilizations (facilitators: Sophie Zafari? Mirek Prokes?)
11:20 to 11:35 Input by Elisabeth Gauthier (?) - (The future of the ESF and what to do?)
11:35 to 12:50 Genaral debate (ESF space in Europe and the world)
12:50 to 13:50 Lunch break
1st afternoon session – 13:50 to 15:20 Breaking the iron umbrella: Conference on austerity and debt (Facilitators: Christine Vanden Daelen? Leo Gabriel, Alexandra Strickner?)
13:50 to 15:20 EU governments plans to deal with the debt crisis and civil society alternatives
Speakers : Joachim Becker and Kenneth Haar, Input – 45 minutes Joint debate – 45 minutes
15:20 to 15:40 Coffee Break
2nd afternoon session 15:40 to 18:30 Ways out of the crisis: Challenges and strategic approaches towards system change in Europe (facilitators: Hugo Braun? Alexandra Strickner?)
15:40 to 17:00 Inputs by different persons/groups
Uli Brand (scientific council of Attac Germany) or Dominique Plihon (scientific council of Attac France) – on social movements/civil society alternatives to the EU governments proposals to tackle the debt crisis
One person from climate justice movement
One person from food sovereignty movement
Or inputs of groups representing different perspectives: Trade unions proposal, social movements, etc.
17:00 to 18:30 Break out session to further develop proposed strategies/actions
One on conference on debt and austerity etc.
One on….(to emerge from the joint debate in the session before)
From 19:00 till 22:00 The Poors’ Ball in front of the Opera House
18:00 till 19:00 Background music, food distribution,
19:00 till 20:00 Speeches, poems, songs, performances,
20:00 till 21:00 Live concert
21:00 till 22:00 Background music, street dancing
Sunday, 6th of March 2011 Assembly decisions
(facilitators: Judith Dellheim? Julia Ostrovskaya?)
9:00 to 10:00 Reporting back from the WGs and the network meetings, proposals for actions in Europe in 2011
10:00 to 13:00 Taking decisions on the future common actions and the proposals collected through the small groups meetings, the network meetings, the plenaries
IT IS HIGH TIME TO ARRANGE YOUR ACCOMODATION !
PLEASE RUSH TO BOOK!
1.Solidarity Accommodation are available in limited number (maximum 12-15 people) and can be organised by Matyas Benyik firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Phone: +36 1 2827092, Mobile:+36 30 2524326, Skype id: mbenyik
2.Dormitory of the Corvinus University Faculty of Public Administration (Hajnoczy Jozsef Kollegium) is almost full, please rush to book
Contact person: Ms. Lilla Hortobagyi email@example.com
Address: 1118 Budapest, Ménesi út 5. (Postal address: 1519 Budapest, POBox 275)
The dormitory is about three tram stations from the Venue (Kossuth Klub).
3. IBIS Budapest Centrum Hotel (within a walking distance of KOSSUTH KLUB)
1092Budapest, Raday utca 6
Phone:(+36)1/4564100, Fax: (+36)1/4564116
Booking by phone : (+36)1/4564190
Contac person: MrsAndrea SZABO
FrontOffice Supervisor Tel: +36 1 456 4151 Fax: +361 456 4116
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR CEE PEOPLE
Solidarity Fund: at the moment it is empty, but we have got promises from Transform to contribute EUR 1,000 and Austrian Social Forum EUR 500
Reimbursement: depending on the Solidarity Fund, but at least 80 percent of their visa and travelcosts (but maximum 100 Euro for CEE and 250 Euro EE)