Convergenza Socialista believes that it is very important to anticipate the duo Macron-Merkel and their plan to “imagine” a new vision for the European Union. We believe that the Forum could be the right setting to work towards an alternative idea of Europe.
If we can write down a political proposal within the Forum framework, the outcome could be a platform to be used for the European election in 2019.
In our opinion there are different ways to go forward in the direction above highlighted:
1) An alternative, simple but exhaustive, European Treaty could be formalized and approved by the Forum which does in fact overwrites the spirit of the treaties now in place. This approach could be simple to read and to understand by the public since explained Article by Article.
2) Another approach could be to write down a political document containing the major points, the soul, of what an alternative Europe, their rules, etc, could be. Certainly less detailed with respect to the first option but nevertheless effective.
Message from our secretary to the comrades – towards the second European Forum of the Progressive Forces in Spain
I believe that the first European Forum of the Progressive Forces in Marseille was very good, a very good first step in the right direction.
I believe that the ultimate goal of the Forum and of the European Left should be to aggregate around a precise political and programmatic platform all forces available in Europe to fight liberal and right wing forces. We should channel all our forces towards a common political goal. I believe we would need more politics, not less, to achieve our goals.
It is also very important to avoid dispersion of forces due to an uncertain political platform. I believe the European Left should lead the effort for the definition of a precise common ground.
Naturally, if we work well in the future then the Forum could grow enormously. It has indeed great potentials and the second appointment in Spain next November is an opportunity we cannot miss out.
Socialist greetings from Italy!
Manuel Santoro National Secretary of Convergenza Socialista
I consider the appointment of the coming Marseille Forum of the European progressive forces organized by the Party of the European Left the first step for a political and programmatic convergence that will allow us to strengthen a shared political path, not only in Europe, but also in every European nation. Such common political journey will certainly allow the organizations participating to the Forum to get closer and work together for a shared political platform for future appointments and elections.
In Marseille we will participate to the first Forum, the first appointment, and our goal will be to make it grow in time and in space, since it will be the Forum our only chance to help the left in Europe, to gain strength and focus for the coming political battles. The participants to the Forum will grow in number through time and we have to work to that end. More people and organizations we will be part of this path in the future.
In this manner the European Left will become stronger and the left in each nation will reach its political goals: become politically relevant.
We all share a common ground. A ground defined by the will to be part of the Forum. A ground defined by the political focus traced by the Party of the European Left. Thus, being participants of this great event defines already a link between us, construct a bridge to work together for the future of future generations. The Forum is the glue that will help us to work together and make the left stronger, in Europe and in our nations.
The European Union is going through a long-lasting crisis, an existential crisis. All the peoples of Europe, whether or not they are members of the Union, suffer from austerity policies and terrible inequalities. Peace and climate are threatened.
We have had enough of this antisocial, authoritarian, greedy and selfish Europe. We do not accept that the only alternative would be competition between the populist, xenophobic and extreme right-wing nationalist forces separating European peoples, and the forces which propose a strengthening of the austeritarian neoliberal policies resulting from the treaties. This gear prepares or feeds an authoritarian trend in many countries of the Union, with the war of everybody against everybody as the only future. Continua a leggere EUROPE MUST CHANGE! Call for a European Forum of Progressive Forces→
Congresso della Sinistra Europea – Berlino 16-18 Dicembre 2016 Congress of European Left – Berlin 16-18 December 2016
Convergenza Socialista è ospite internazionale / Convergenza Socialista is international guest
Di seguito la pianificazione dei lavori:
Friday, DECEMBER 16, 2016
08.00 Welcome / Registrations
12h00 – 15h00 Women’s Assembly – interpretation EN – FR – DE
16.00 Host parties welcoming
Presentation EL delegates and internationals
Adoption of rules of Congress
Presentation Political Document and Evaluation & Evolution
Presentation Documents of working groups and networks
Intervention Women’s Assembly
Intervention of international guests
Intervention of German organizations
Intervention of EL President, Pierre Laurent
Debate on the Political Document and Evaluation & Evolution