Samstag, 11. März 2017, 10:00 - Sonntag, 12. März 2017, 20:00, Rom

Plan B-Konferenz in Rom




Saturday, March 11

Palazzo Senatorio – Protomoteca

12.00- 13.00: Registration

13.00- 14.00:  Plenary session

Presentation, introduction and interventions

Stefano Fassina (Mp, Sinistra Italiana, Italy),  Jean-Luc Mélenchon (Mep, France Insoumise, France), Zoe Konstantopoulou (Head-Course to Freedom, President-Truth Committee on Public Debt, former President of the Hellenic Parliament), Jonas Sjöstedt, (MP, Left Party, Sweden), Eleonora Forenza (Mep, L’Altra Europa, Italy)

14.00-14.30: Greetings from Nicola Fratoianni (National secretary Sinistra italiana). John McDonnell (Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Labour Party) and Paolo Ferrero (PRC national secretary-Vice President European Left Party)


15.00-17.00: Parallel sessions

Palazzo Senatorio – Protomoteca

  • The European integration turns Sixty: blueprint for a different EUA peoples’ European integration – Social and environmental standards’ harmonization – The case for a social and environmental protectionism – No tax havens and tax competition – Migration
    Chair: Eric Coquerel (Parti de Gauche, France),
    Speakers: Xabier Benito (MEP, Podemos), Monica Di Sisto (Vice President Fair Watch, Stop TTIP- Italia), Luca Visentini (Secretary General, ETUC), Lorenzo Marsili (DIEM25), Monica Frassoni (European Green Party, Co-chairperson), Emma Wallrup (MP for the Swedish Left party)

Palazzo Senatorio – Piccola Protomoteca

  • The Maastricht Treaty: a regressive “constitution” for democracy in the EUThe neoliberal nature of Maastricht Treaties – Labour devaluation and the nature of the European crisis – Treaties against national Constitutions – Democracy within the EU: social dialogue and involvement of movements
    Chair: Christophe Ventura (Mémoire des Luttes, France)
    Speakers: Vladimiro Giacchè (President, Centro Europa Ricerche), Raffaella Bolini (La Nostra Europa citizen intiative), Nikos Chountis (Popolar Unity),  Fabio Massimo Castaldo (Mep, M5S, Italy), Manuel Monereo (MP, Podemos and editor of El Viejo Topo)


17.00 – 17.30: Coffee break – Palazzo Senatorio – Sala dei Busti


17.30 – 19.30: Parallel sessions

Palazzo Senatorio – Protomoteca

  • Is a pro-labour euro possible? How to reform the ECB – Wage-led growth vs mercantilism and labour devaluation – Coping with high public and private debts – The political conditions for a viable currency union
    Chair: Massimo D’Antoni (University of Siena)
    Speakers:  Heiner Flassbeck (University of Hamburg), Cristina Quintavalla (Cadtm Italy- debt audit), Iolanda Fresnillo (Economist, Platform for a citizen audit of the debt, PACD), Andreas Nölke (University of Frankfurt), Felipe Van Keirsbilck (Secretary General of Centrale Nationale des Employés (CNE) )

Palazzo Senatorio – Piccola Protomoteca

  • A European future beyond the euroAn amicable divorce for the euro: which Plan B?  – The rehabilitation of nation-state economic policy – A monetary regime for a truly cooperative Europe
    Chair: Marisa Matias (MEP, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal),
    Speakers: Costas Lapavitsas (University of London), Sébastien Villemot (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques, OFCE), Sergio Cesaratto (University of Siena), Giulio Marcon (Sbilanciamoci, Italy), Gennaro Zezza (University of Cassino, Italie), Giorgio Cremaschi (Eurostop campaign)


Sunday, March 12

Palazzo Senatorio – Protomoteca

9.30 – 11.30: Plenary session

Concrete cases of disobedience. Towards a network of city councils and mayors for an EU of the peoples

Welcoming from Luca Bergamo (Deputy Mayor, Roma),

Speakers: Corinne Morel Darleux (Regional Council Rhone-Alpes Auvergne, France),  Luigi De Magistris (Mayor, Napoli),  Diamantis Karanastasis (Course to Freedom, Greece), Martin Straker Welds (Councillor, Birmingham) (TBC), Carlos Sánchez Mato (Izquierda Unida, Madrid Councillor of Economy and Finance and IU Responsible for Economic Affairs), Clara Lindblom (Vice-Mayor, Stockholm), Myriam Martin (Regional Council Occitania, France),

11.30 – 13.00: Plenary session

Reports from the workshops, discussion and presentation of the “Rome 2017 statement”

Marina Albiol (Izquierda Unida, MEP and IU Responsible for International Affairs), Susan George (President, Transnational Institute), Francesco Piobbichi (Rete Autorganizzazione Popolare, RAP, Italy), Fabio De Masi (Die Linke, Germany), Catarina Martins (MP, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal)

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