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<nettime> European Forum in Rome: Income, Common Goods and Democracy // Rome 10-12 February, Teatro Valle

Throughout Europe, we are witnessing massive transfers of resources from
the public to the private sphere. The political responses to the crises are
defined by austerity measures and by cuts to social spending, driving
Europe further into recession.

>From Greece to Spain, from London to Rome, European people are increasingly
aware of the need for a different model of globalisation. From those
resisting the privatisation of resources (for example in Italy with the
water referendum, and currently in Romania) to the recent occupations of
public spaces against neoliberalism (for example in the UK and Spain), this
is the moment to construct and alternative Europe which is not a product of
neoliberal politics, but the political expression of European citizens.

Within this context, over forty organisations, networks and social
movements from eight European countries will meet in the 600-seat Valle
Theatre in Rome to organise a common front to construct an alternative
European model. This three-day forum will focus on the construction of
common transnational campaigns on the thematics of the commons and
guaranteed minimum income as well as the battle against precarity, also
utilising the new method provided with the European citizens? initiative.
The event will be a true opportunity to build European networks and
campaigns that will take concrete forms in follow-up meetings in Spain, the
UK, Romania, Bulgaria and France in the following months to continue the
work begun in Rome. The emphasis on concrete campaigns will be the starting
point to engage in a reflection on the revision of the EU Treaties, to
propose an alternative vision of Europe.

The Rome forum is organised by European Alternatives, the International
University College Turin, Teatro Valle, Centro Studi per l'Alternativa
Comune, Municipality of Naples, ARCI, Il Manifesto, Basic Income Network,
Tilt, Rete della Conoscenza, Cilap-eapn, Altramente, Osservatorio Europa,


Simultaneous interpretation from and to English will be available

Friday 10th ? Opening assembly: An Alternative Europe is Possible

17:00 International interventions to launch a new Europe in response to
austerity, based on common goods, income and participation.

Costas Douzinas (Brikbeck College), Maurizio Landini (Fiom), Ida Dominjanni
(Il Manifesto), Ugo Mattei (IUC), Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (CriticAttac,
Romania), Marcus Graetsch and Martin Schmalzbauer (Fels-Berlin,
Occupy-Frankfurt), Lorenzo Marsili (European Alternatives), Jerome Roos
(Roar), Claudia Bernardi (UniCommon), Franco Russo (Osservatorio Europa),
Antonio Tricarico, Maria Pia Pizzolante (Tilt), Claudio Riccio (Rete della

plus others to be confirmed

20:00 Artistic program organised by Teatro Valle

Saturday 11 ? Towards a European Charter of the Commons

10.00: Opening

10:00 - 13.30: Commons, Direct Democracy & Fundamental Rights in Europe

Reclaiming the commons requires not only the reshaping of the democratic
process as it stands today by offering an alternative to the model that has
prevailed under state and market models, but also the protection of access
to such resources as fundamental rights.

First interventions by:

Ugo Mattei (International University College Turin)

Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck College, GB / Greece)

Alberto Lucarelli (Assessore, Municipality of Naples)

How to define the commons in different European contexts and build a
transnational campaign. Intervention and participative roundtable with:

Gilda Farrell (Council of Europe), Silke Helfreich (Commons Strategy,
Germany), Paolo Beni (ARCI, Italia), Aitor Tinoco i Girona (Democracia Real
Ya / Universidad Nomada, Spain), Tommaso Fattori (Forum acqua), Krzysztof
Conpr (Fise, Poland), Renato Sabbatini (Rosa Luxembourg Foundation,
Germany/Belgium). Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (CriticAttac, Romania). Ana M?ndez
(Observatorio Metropolitano, Spain), Giuseppe Caccia (City of Venice), Pier
Virgilio Dastoli (Permanent forum of civil society), Nicholas Milanese
(European Alternatives), Saki Bailey (International University College
Turin), Giuseppe De Marzo (Asud), Harry Halpin (University of Edinburgh),

Open debate to follow

13.30: Lunch break

15.00-17.30: International Round Table & Working Groups

Different organisations will confront each other on the themes of the
morning and work towards the elaboration of a common campaign and Citizen?s
Initiative for a European Charter of the Commons.

Translating the commons in different European contexts
Creating a transnational network around the European Charter of the Commons
- Legal & technical requirements of the ECI campaign

- Roadmap & timeline: future steps towards the campaign

Followed by artistic performances organised by Teatro Valle

Sunday 12: Towards a European Minimum Income

10.00: Opening

10:30: Minimum Income in Europe

On Sunday, a campaign on Minimum Income at a European level will be
discussed, as a solution to precarious working and living conditions.

First interventions by:

Luca Santini, (Basic Income Network)

Francesco Raparelli (Centro Studi per l?Alternativa Comune)

International participative roundtable with experts responding to open
questons on different aspects of minimum income, its relation to work,
precarity, financial sustainability, knowledge, gender, and legality. With:

Massimiliano Smeriglio (Assessore, Province of Roma), Riccarto Petrella
(Italy / Belgium), Adrian Dohartu (GAS, Romania), Mariya Ivancheva (Red
House, Bulgaria), Florence Morillon (Generation Precaire, France), Adri?
Rodr?guez de Al?s-Moner (Universidad Nomada, Spain), Klaus Sambor (Basic
Income Network Austria), Adeile Oddo (Solidar), Alberto Cottica (Council of
Europe), Edgar Manjarin Castellarnau and Jose Luis Rey Perez (Red Renta
Basica, Spain), Roberto Musacchio (AltraMente),  Giuseppe Bronzini (BIN),
Ilias Livanos (University of Warwick), Marco Furfaro (Tilt), Nicoletta
Teodosi (Cilap-Eapn)

Open debate to follow.

13:45 Lunch

14.30 - 16:00: International round table on income: how to translate
demands for a minimum income in different European contexts and roadmap
towards the construction of a European campaign. Including:

Translating minimum income in different European contexts
Creating a transnational network around the demands for minimum income
Legal & technical requirements of the ECI campaign
Roadmap & Timeline: Future steps towards the campaign
16.30 - 16.30: Conclusion: Launch of campaigns and shared roadmap for the
next months.


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