International Stop Austerity day

September 19th – international Stop-Austerity day Together we celebrate the international stop austerity day. Our campaign is getting support from 20 different European countries including 100 organizations and many members of the European parliament, national trade unions and scientists. The goal of the StopAusterity day is to inform about the negative consequences of austerity.  … Continued

Austerity in Theory and Reality

Calls for more cuts in state budgets in Europe have not fallen silent. Many politicians hold on to these politics despite the increasingly visible detrimental social and economic effects. The dangerous idea which has inspired these reforms is not often enough named and critically analysed: austerity. download as pdf What is Austerity? The reduction of… Continued

About crowded boats and tightened belts

In these challenging times, the European Union and the European values are being tested. As the last days, weeks and months show, many people who are forced to flee from war zones and impoverished regions of the world, who have no safe future in their home countries, are building high hopes on Europe. Numerous Europeans… Continued

Youth unemployment and Austerity

Why should we be concerned about youth unemployment? Young people bear most of the social cost of the financial and economic crisis. High youth unemployment, poverty and social exclusion have come to characterise a time of high uncertainty and insecurity for young people in the labour market and in their personal life. Even if the… Continued

Udo Bullmann & Terry Reintke are new supporters!

Our campaign is supported by different people, like scientists, workers, politicians, members of NGOs and many more. In the next weeks, we´ll present you the different supporters. Today we start with two Members of the European Parliament, Udo Bullmann (S&D) and Terry Reintke (Greens/EFA)

We need you!

Plan your own campaign to protest against austerity. You need inspiration or an idea? No problem, here is one activity you can do: The aim of this activity is to get into touch with people in a public space such as a street or a public event and interactively discuss the effects of the Economic… Continued

#StopAusterity Radar Nr. 2

Brexit, Neoliberalism and Austerity The decision of the UK to leave the European Union has left many in shock. The fear of far-reaching political, social and economic consequences of the successful racist Brexit campaign is widespread. But why did it happen and what can we expect from the future? Frank Ey wrote a good analysis… Continued

#StopAusterity Radar Nr. 1

This is the first of our #StopAusterity Radar Series where we will collect and summarize a variety of articles on the topic of austerity politics in Europe. It serves as a summary of information for those interested in critical perspectives on austerity and its social, economic and political consequences. For this #StopAusterity Radar we have… Continued