The aim of the event is not to be a brief flash of light in the darkness but to break down the divisions between public debate and collective action, opening up a replicable process in other cities and regions across Europe, and offering a strategic, programmatic repertoire for the European emancipatory movements in order to build a common process.
The event will have three roundtables with thinkers and activists who have made the European problem a central element of their intellectual work and political practice, taking place on the evenings from Thursday 27th of February to 1st of March. A moderator will coordinate the debates, which will explore the most relevant and decisive issues within the European question. The roundtables will be open to the public and streamed online, so that questions can be gathered from both the remote and physical audience. Moreover, a call for ideas has been launched specifically aimed at those working within the academia and the world of cultural production. This hopes to stimulate a process of self-organisation and collective action at a European level within these sectors, which appear to have been strangely paralysed by the plundering of their working conditions and the wider sense of crisis in the continent.
An important part of the activity are the five working gropus dedicated to key questions concerning the current European situation: debt, democracy, tecnopolitics, commonfare and cultural production. The contents of all sessions will be discussed and prepared with the participants in the weeks preceding the event. They are conceived as intensive working sessions involving the guests and the event’s participants, with the aim of building or beginning to build strong “common notions” that can be used to construct a European political space.