Presentation of the Manifesto

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From Florence to Athens - A manifesto for the European movements

The Alter Summit process began in Spring 2012, and was officially launched in Florence on November 10th 2012, at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 1st European Social Forum.

It was then discussed with European personalities, academic networks and European organizations to organize an international event in Athens on 7th-9th June 2013.

From now on to Athens, national events will take place in various countries to prepare a wide mobilization for the Athens event.

In the same time, movements, networks and European organizations mem¬bers of the Alter Summit will draft together a common platform, a “manifesto of the peoples”, including shared analysis, proposals and an agenda.

This manifesto will be presented in Athens, in order to say out and loud that the destructive austerity policies are no fatality. Alternative policies exist and should be taken to build the democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe we all expect!