Alter Summit

Latest update : 30 April.


  • Municipalities and citizens movement defeat anti-democratic EU directive

    24 April

    Trade unions and other social movements, city councilors, municipalities, regional councils and even some governments can now claim victory over a proposal tabled by the European Commission in January 2017.

  • We are Europe! Our programme to regain our rights

    14 December 2016

    Final declaration of the Rights4All Now Conference – 25-26 November, Brussels

  • The role of trade unions in the construction of the power balance

    18 November 2014

    Alter Summit’s workshop at the Blockupy Festival. Friday the 21th of November, from 2pm to 4.30 pm.
    Haus der Jugend, Deutschherrnufer 12, Big room, Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Global strategic goals for the next 18 months

    21 November 2013

    The Alter Summit as a permanent working process Continuing the consolidation and expansion of the Alter Summit network at European and national level. Not as an end in itself, but to increase our capacity to intensify the dialogue among each other, jointly in accordance with our manifesto and to act with the will to change the balance of power in order to establish a new Europe. To set these goals and initiatives in order to gain visibility. The Greek EU Presidency in the first semester of 2014 represents a new challenge in this context in case the Greek organizations consider new (...)

  • Functionning

    31 October 2013

    Note: The operating mode of the Alter Summit network was built gradually, based on the experience of the Joint Social Conference. This functioning aims to develop a network of organizations (not of individuals) in an inclusive manner, opened while maintaining the consistency of the network and its ability to take decisions and implement them. The common rules below were discussed in Firenze and agreed by the assembly on December 14th 2012
    Goals: The main "added value" of the Alter Summit lies in its sought capacity to effectively influence and exert all its weight on the EU policies. (...)

  • Contact Form

    18 April 2013
  • Members

    17 April 2013

    The members of our network are signatories of the Call for an Alter Summit. *Observer members
    Austria ATTAC-Austria, transform! austria/transform! europe, Austrian social forum, GPA *
    Belgium Association culturelle J. Jacquemotte – ACJJ*, Attac-Belgique/België, C.N.C.D., CAE – Comité d’Action Europe, CIRE, CSC, CNE, Econosphères, FGTB*, FGTB-Bruxelles, FGTB – Centrale Générale, Global Social Justice, IW FGTB Wallonne, Masereelfonds *, MOC, Observatoire Social Européen
    Bulgaria CITUB *
    Croatia Right to the city, Subversive Forum
    Czech Republic Czech social forum*
    Denmark transform (...)

  • What is the Alter Summit?

    11 April 2013

    On June 7th and 8th, we invite all European movements and organizations to the Alter Summit in Athens.
    This event will be organized with the Greek social movement with the support of civil society organizations, trade unions, NGOs, political and cultural personalities from all around Europe.
    The Alter Summit in Athens will be a step forward in the building of more convergence between movements opposed to the current anti-social and anti-ecological policies promoted by European governments and institutions.
    It will be a highly symbolic gathering, since Greece has been the laboratory of (...)

  • Call for an alternative summit

    10 April 2013

    Today we are witnessing a major historical turning point in the European Union. European leaders, particularly those of the Commission, the ECOFIN Council and the European Central Bank, take advantage of the current crisis to impose a neoliberal order against the ideal of a democratic, social and ecological Europe.
    The face of Europe is changing with dire consequences for citizens and for the future of the European project itself. This "silent revolution" - as Barroso himself calls it – is taking place through unprecedented activism at the legal-institutional level : proliferation of (...)