European Forum 2022 – draft programme

*The reference timetable is Athens (Greece)*

Friday 21st of October 2022

14:30 - 15:00

Opening of the Forum

15:00 - 17:00

Roundtable with social movements: "How to build peace”

Organized by Transform!europe

Speaking and acting for Peace is the most crucial political act - specially in times of War. This roundtable hosts experts and activists from social movements and civil society organizations around Europe to exchange on the importance of peace building and security concepts beyond militarization. We will discuss strategies to strengthen our collaborative efforts for a just future in peace, reflecting the title of this year’s European Forum:  “For peace, social and climate justice.

15:00 - 17:00

Workshop: "Public services in healthcare: towards new social securities”

(Organised by the EL Public Services WG and EPSU) 

15:00 - 17:00

Workshop European Foundations: “Possibilities of a socio-ecological transformation of the energy sector in times of war”

(Organised by the European Foundations)

17:00 – 17:30

Coffee Break

17:30 - 19:30

Plenary 1 : A new social and ecological compass for Europe

This plenary aims to outline a political alternative to the strategic compass proposed by the European Commission in March 2022. In particular, we will have the opportunity to address the need to engage in a just social and ecological bifurcation. 


Welcome Cocktail

20:00 - 21:30


Speeches by personalities 

Saturday 22nd of October 2022

09:30 – 11:30

Trade Unionists Assembly: “Trade Unions’ solutions to the energy crisis”

09:30 - 11:30

Culture Assembly: "Culture, a weapon of mass humanity"

09:30 - 11:30

Workshop: "Alternatives to Economic War? - Open Questions of the Left"

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 14:00

Feminist Assembly

12:00 - 14:00

Youth Assembly: “The impact of war on youth and their response”

12:00 - 14:00

Workshop: "Right to housing: how to defeat speculation"

(Organised by The Left in the European Parliament) 

14:00 - 16:00


16:00 - 18:00

Plenary 2 : Against the return of war, for peace and disarmament: a new collective security

The objective of this plenary will be to outline a new collective safety architecture based on nuclear disarmament, military de-escalation, an end to over-armament, respect for the territorial integrity of nations and the defense of human rights.

18:00 – 18:30

Coffee Break

18:30 - 20:00

Workshop: “How the left might address the current energy crisis”

(Organised by the EL Energy Transformation and Industrial Policy WG) 

18:30 - 20:00

Workshop: "Energy poverty and food crisis: how to keep track of climate ambitions"

(Organised by The Left in the European Parliament) 

18:30 - 20:00

Workshop: "The Future of Europe: Democratic or dystopian?"

(Organised by Syriza) 

20:15 - 23:00


Sunday 23rd of October 2022

10:00 - 12:00

Plenary 3 : Solidarity as answer to current challenges

We want to put at the center of the debate the multidimensional issues of food, respect and preservation of the living, as well as social, energy and migration among others, because the notion of security is not strictly military.

12:00 - 12:30

Coffee Break

12:30 - 14:00


Final Declaration and action plan/Toward the 7th European Forum