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  1. 1. http://collettivoprezzemolo.blogspot.come-mail: collettivoprezzemolo@gmail.comPRESS RELEASE May 2 2013Collettivo Prezzemolo introduces:Its Capitalism, Stupid!The Festival of the Other EuropeFlorence, Italy 3-12 May 2013The Collettivo Prezzemolo (researchers and workers at the European Institute University) in co-operation with a wide array of Florence’s political and civil society movements will hold a seriesof public initiatives on Europe in this period of economic crisis and austerity.To coincide with the State of the Union conference in Florence, the Collettivo Prezzemolo willorganise a week of debate on Europe, and call for the urgent realisation of a truly equitable,alternative to today’s Europe. While in Florence’s municipal buildings, the European Unionbureaucrats and oligarchs celebrate the European wide socially devastation of their ownengineering; the movements of Florence will advance a horizontal debate on an alternativeEurope. A Europe characterised by solidarity and democracy, respect for labour rights, committedanti-fascism, defence of the environment, the protection of collective goods, peace and co-operation.The solution to the crisis can be only brought about by a radical change of Europe’s politicalimagination. A transformative process of shared reflections and the collective organisation of allthe social, political, cultural and economic actors committed to dismantling the structures of thefutile barbarism of austerity. In light of this, the week of debate and reflections will engage withthe various issues that have been part of Europe’s ongoing political and economic crisis,questioning the political institutions, and socio-economic structures underlying the crisis.The events will take place from Friday the 3rd until Sunday the 12th of May, including morning andevening presentations, across Florence and at the EUI itself. The initiatives will include theparticipation of a wide number of guests; intellectuals, activists, Italian and internationalresearchers in collaboration with the Collettivo Prezzemolo and the movements of Florence inorder to collectively reflect on the crisis in Europe, discuss the resistance to austerity and tooutline the potential route to the realisation of another Europe.Please find a programme detailing all the initiatives, attached.
  2. 2. Ufficio StampaPietro Castelli Gattinara (3334724361)castellipietro@gmail.comLorenzo Zamponi (3389438080)
  3. 3. Its Capitalism, Stupid!Festival dellaltra EuropaWho Watches The Watchmen?Protest Policing and Surveillance in the EU Crisis3 Maggio, 10.30 (English)IUE (Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia)Via Boccaccio 121Prof. Donatella della Porta (IUE)Prof. Gary T. Marx (MIT)Dr. Vittorio Sergi (Università di Urbino)La Democrazia Oltre Il Capitalismo?Presentazione del libro di Lorenzo Cini“Società civile e democrazia radicale”6 Maggio, 17.00 (Italiano)Facoltá di Scienze Politiche,Universitá di Firenze (Novoli)Prof. Gianluca Bonaiuti (Universitá di Firenze)Dr. Matteo Albanese (Universitá di Lisbona)A seguire proiezione del documentario sul movimentoanti-austerità greco: “Utopia on the Horizon”di J.Roos e L. Oikonomakis (2012)Nationalism in the Era of AusterityThe crisis and the revival of Nations7 Maggio, 10.30 (English)IUE (Sala Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana)Via de’ Roccettini 9Dr. Adriano Cirulli – UniNettunoIgnasi Bea – Candidatura dUnitat PopularGàbor Halmai – Central European UniversityJoan Sebastià Colomer – EndavantOut of the CrisisCapitalism and its Alternatives8 Maggio, 10.30 (English)IUE (Sala Teatro, Badia Fiesolana)Via de’ Roccettini 9Tommaso Fattori (Spazi Liberati)Prof. Don Kalb (CEU, Budapest)Andrea Fumagalli (Università di Pavia)Oltre la CrisiIl Capitalismo e le sue Alternative8 Maggio 18:30 (English / Italiano)Piazza Tasso - Firenze(In collaborazione con Spazi Liberati)Prof. Marco Revelli (Uni. Piemonte Orientale)Prof. Ugo Mattei (Universitá di Torino)Dr. Aidan Regan (EUI)Prof. Don Kalb (CEU, Budapest)Giuseppe Allegri (Basic Income Network)VIO.ME: Fabbrica OccupataIncontro con operai greci12 Maggio, 18.00 (Italiano)CPA Fi-SudVia Villamagna 27/a(In collaborazione con CPA-FiSud, K100F, ColPol)Makis Anagnostou (rappresentante sindacale)Yannis Ieropoulos