It was an exciting, stimulating and diverse Summer University in Mönchengladbach. Over 600 participants from many countries discussed, exchanged ideas, listened to lectures and attended workshops. And relaxed at our diverse cultural programme, concerts and in the beautiful inner courtyard. Click here for the documentation, with pictures, videos and links to documents.
After the last European Summer Universities of Social Movements in 2014 in Paris and 2017 in Toulouse, we met again in Germany in 2022! Hundreds of activists and friends from Attac and the social movements in Europe and other parts of the world came together. In the rooms of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences we shared experiences and knowledge and discussed explosive and forward-looking ideas for a different world! The campus with its modern premises and spacious open area was an ideal place for our diverse events with people from all parts of Europe.
After many months of massive COVID-19 restrictions, the 2022 European Summer University will make lively encounters and embraces possible again! ESU22 will offer participants a forum to understand crises, develop alternatives, develop solidarity and plan demonstrations. We want to gather the diverse and colourful range of social movements on this continent together. We see ESU as a place of discussion and action in the midst of climate destruction and active resistance in the Rhenish lignite mining area. The activists of this movement will be joining us.
Jens Nordmann deserves a special mention for his artistic presentations at selected ESU events. We were all thrilled with how Jens brought the content, inputs and debates live onto the screen.
If you want to see more of him, you only have to visit his website www.jensnordmann.com and you will find lots of other great examples under "Graphic Recording".
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