International Transform conference in Copenhagen
Venue: 3F København, Peter Ipsens Alle 27, 2400 Copenhagen NV
9:30 Registration and coffee/tea and croissants
10:15-11:00 Walden Bello, (Focus on the Global South, Member of the he Philippines’ House of Representatives) on: Deglobalization is perhaps more relevant than ever in a world where neoliberalism and corporate-driven globalization have plunged the world into a very deep crisis and people are groping for alternatives that would meet human needs and values instead of the needs of Capital, (related to afternoon workshop 1).
11:00-11:45 Anabela Lemos, (JA! Justica Ambiental, Friends of the Earth Mozambique) on: How foreign investments in Africa’s land are undermining environmental justice and food sovereignty. (Related to afternoon workshop 2)
11:45-12:30 Tom Kuchartz, (Ecologistas en Acción, Spain) on: the Alternative Trade Mandate, a proposal to make international trade and investment policy work for people and the planet, not just the profit interests of a few.(related to afternoon workshop 3)
13:30-14:30 Parallel workshops on the economic and social structures and the substance of the alternatives in relation to:
1. Alternatives to the misuse of the Land, Water and Nature.
2. Land-use issues, land-grabbing and land reforms;
3. Free Trade as destructive force against alternatives to growth;
14:30-15:00 Coffee/tea and cake
15:00-16:30 Experiences of environmental-social integration pointing to practical political solutions:
– 15:00-15:45 Corinne Morel Darleux, (National Secretary in charge of Ecosocialism and Regional Councellor, Parti de Gauche, France) on: Ecological planning as penetrating theme in local, regional and national election campaigns and political programs
– 15:45-16:00: Maria Gjerding (Environmental Secretary in the Parliament for the Red-Green Alliance and candidate for Parliament, Denmark) on: Reflections on possibilities to influence national policies towards ecological socialism and de-growth
– 16:00-16:15 Trine Henriksen, (City Councillor in Gladsaxe, Red-Green Alliance, Denmark) on: Reflections on possibilities to influence local policies from a radical environmental position
– 16:15-16.30 Teppo Eskelinen, (Left Forum, Finland, affiliated to transform!europe) on: Experiences with Eco-socialist transformation projects in Sweden and Finland and limits of green Keynesianism
16:30-18:00 Panel and discussion and short round-up
The conference language will be English
Registration: Please register until March 10, 2014 (for reasons of planning food): firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate if you have special food requirements)
Information: www.transformdanmark.dk and email@example.com
Participation fee: 100 DKK (to cover food – paid in cash at the entrance)
Organisers: Transform!Danmark in cooperation with the Transform!Europe network, and supported by Enhedslisten/the Red‐Green Alliance, Grobund (left educational association), AfrikaKontakt, NOAH – Friends of the Earth Denmark as well as the leftwing magazines Det Ny Clarté, Solidaritet, Kritisk Debat and Socialistisk Information.
The TransformDanmark network was founded in 2012 and this is the third international conference organised by the network. Our aim is to contribute to the Danish debate with a critical and informed analysis of the society and create and participate in discussions on alternative development in
Denmark as well as Europe and globally. The purpose of this third international conference is to continue the debate on the ecological and equitable alternatives to mainstream economy and thinking.