The idea of European integration emerged from anti-fascist movements. Criticising the autarkic economy attempt to escape political regulation and democratic participation, the authors of the Manifesto of Ventotene, written 75 years ago, pre-empted the political battle against the totalitarian side of neoliberalism.

Given the current development of the EU, we see a critical reappropriation of the Manifesto of Ventotene, in a post-Fordist world, as necessary. We have therefore asked left-wing intellectuals from several EU states to reassess the Manifesto of Ventotene.

We will publish their visions, thoughts and ideas in an e-book which we will present on the 29th of January  from 19:00 – 21:30 in the Press Club Brussels, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Bruxelles.

For those of you interested in but who cannot attend the event, you can follow via LIVESTREAM

Join us for a reception at 19:00 with finger food and drinks and participate in the discussion with the following authors joining us in Brussels: Luciana Castelllina, Dimitris Christopoulos, Lubos Blaha, Michalis Spourdalakis, Jean-Pierre Dubois, Judith Dellheim and Frieder Otto Wolf.

The e-book  contains further contributions by Elmar Altvater, Bertrand Badie, Etienne Balibar, Aristides Baltas, Michael Brie, Klaus Dörre, Yiannis Dragasakis, Reiner Land, Gustave Messiah,  Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Antje Vollmer mit Peter Brandt.

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Stelios Kouloglou, Curzio Maltese, Marisa Matias, Martina Michels, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Helmut Scholz, Barbara Spinelli, Cornelia Ernst, Marie-Christine Vergiat, Merja Kyllönen, Gabi Zimmer, Thomas Händel, Josu Juaristi


Please find the full ebook „Reclaim the Manifesto of Ventotene“ via this link