12 September 2014 > 14 September 2014

Namur, Belgique

CADTM Summer School

The debt crisis is far from over but resistance is getting organised, against austerity plans and illegitimate debt, all over Europe and throughout the World.
Come to understand, exchange and discover.

English translation will be available for some parts of the program.


The debt crisis is far from over and nothing has changed since it began 2007/2008, except an explosion of inequalities and a resurgence of the far right.

Nevertheless, resistance is getting organised, against austerity plans and illegitimate debt, all over Europe and throughout the World.

Don’t miss out on our summer colloquium, it is the moment and place to find out what is going on and where concerning the Debt, in the company of activists from several European countries (Belgium, Croatia, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain) and from beyond (Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Morocco)

“Understanding is the beginning of disobedience”

For the past two decades the CADTM has produced high level analysis of the the Debt system, a powerful tool for capitalist domination in the North as well as in the South. This colloquium will be a great occasion to analyse a wide variety of subjects that affect the lives of the peoples, such as: how banks work; the Troika Troika Troika: IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank, which together impose austerity measures through the conditions tied to loans to countries in difficulty.

IMF : https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html
; public audits; International Financial Institutions (IFIs); micro credit and the debts of Egypt, Tunisia and the East European counties, and much more.

Over the course of the weekend you may:
...discover, or improve your knowledge, of what is at stake in European and Worldwide Debt;
...exchange ideas and experiences with activists from Belgium, Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France,Hungary, Poland , Spain and many other countries;
...meet many people working on these questions and perhaps peple from your own country or region;
...take heart in the numerous ongoing experiences of struggle and discuss alternative possibilities, in
9 workshops, 2 plenary meetings, 1 film/debate, 1 show, 1 concert...


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    Accomodation is in double or triple rooms as from the evening of 12 September.

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Sheets and blankets are supplied. Do not forget to bring your own toilet effects!
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Price for the two full days including meals : 45€
Reduced rate (students and low income persons) : 20€
Price for one full day including meals : 25€ (10€ reduced rate)

Payment : transfer to CADTM n° IBAN BE06 0012 3183 4322 - Code Swift BIC GEBA BE BB, mention « Rencontres d’été 2014 ».

Contact :
CADTM, 345 avenue de l’Observatoire, 4000 Liège, Belgique, 0032 (0)4 226 62 85
Email : inscriptions@cadtm.org / Tel : 00 32 (0)479 71 02 00

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Arrivals, films and activist games


09h30 – 11h30 Opening plenary “Europe resists austerity”
Angelo Basile (Métallurgistes WB World Bank
The World Bank was founded as part of the new international monetary system set up at Bretton Woods in 1944. Its capital is provided by member states’ contributions and loans on the international money markets. It financed public and private projects in Third World and East European countries.

It consists of several closely associated institutions, among which :

1. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, 189 members in 2017), which provides loans in productive sectors such as farming or energy ;

2. The International Development Association (IDA, 159 members in 1997), which provides less advanced countries with long-term loans (35-40 years) at very low interest (1%) ;

3. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which provides both loan and equity finance for business ventures in developing countries.

As Third World Debt gets worse, the World Bank (along with the IMF) tends to adopt a macro-economic perspective. For instance, it enforces adjustment policies that are intended to balance heavily indebted countries’ payments. The World Bank advises those countries that have to undergo the IMF’s therapy on such matters as how to reduce budget deficits, round up savings, enduce foreign investors to settle within their borders, or free prices and exchange rates.

-FGTB Belgium), Myriam Djegham (MOC Belgium), Jérôme Duval (CADTM Spain), Roxanne Mitralias (CADTM Greece), Catherine Samary (LCR France) et Rui Viana Pereira (CADPP Portugal), mod. Chiara Filoni (CADTM Belgium)

12h – 12h30 Muppets Show

14h – 16h Workshops

- Eastern Europe: What Deliverance?
Judith Morva (ATTAC Hungary), Petra Rodik (Franc Croatia Association) and Catherine Samary (LCR France), mod. Jérôme Duval (CADTM Spain)

- The A-B-C of the debt in the North

- Women and microcredit, growing resistance
Emilie Atchaka (CADD Bénin), Madjouline Benkhraba (ATTAC-CADTM Morocco) and Bouchra Tounzi (ATTAC-CADTM Morocco), mod. Christine Vanden Daelen (CADTM Belgium)

16h30 – 18h30 Workshops

- World Bank / IMF IMF
International Monetary Fund
Along with the World Bank, the IMF was founded on the day the Bretton Woods Agreements were signed. Its first mission was to support the new system of standard exchange rates.

When the Bretton Wood fixed rates system came to an end in 1971, the main function of the IMF became that of being both policeman and fireman for global capital: it acts as policeman when it enforces its Structural Adjustment Policies and as fireman when it steps in to help out governments in risk of defaulting on debt repayments.

As for the World Bank, a weighted voting system operates: depending on the amount paid as contribution by each member state. 85% of the votes is required to modify the IMF Charter (which means that the USA with 17,68% % of the votes has a de facto veto on any change).

The institution is dominated by five countries: the United States (16,74%), Japan (6,23%), Germany (5,81%), France (4,29%) and the UK (4,29%).
The other 183 member countries are divided into groups led by one country. The most important one (6,57% of the votes) is led by Belgium. The least important group of countries (1,55% of the votes) is led by Gabon and brings together African countries.

, 70 year reign

Emilie Atchaka (CADD Benin), Madjouline Benkhraba (ATTAC-CADTM Morocco) and Ninon Nkulu Fatuma (CADTM Lubumbashi), mod. Claude Quémar (CADTM France)

- Tunisia/Egypt: The counter-revolutionary rol of debt
Omar Aziki (ATTAC-CADTM Morocco), Mahinour El Badrawi (ECESR Egypt) and Renaud Vivien (CADTM Belgium), mod. Noémie Picavet (CADTM Belgium)

- The Belgian audit, so far.
Broc (ACiDe Verviers), Pascal Fontaine (ACiDe Marche), member of ACiDe Liège, Laurent Pirnay (CGSP Wallonne) and Roxanne Zadvat (ACiDe Tournai), mod. Jérémie Cravatte (CADTM Belgium)

19h – 20h30 Meetings of and with the local CADTM groups

!!!Music!!! (“Les Humbles Tartines” + DJ)

Tasting of regional products (bring your own specialities for appreciation)


09h30 – 12h30 Workshops
- Beyond ecological debt and extractive exploitation.
Eric De Ruest (CADTM Belgium) and Nicolas Sersiron (CADTM France), mod. Robin Delobel (CADTM Belgium)

- Free-trade agreements: who wons, who looses?
Omar Aziki (ATTAC-CADTM Morocco), Gérard Karlhausen (CNCD Belgium) and a member of CEO Belgium, mod. Anouk Renaud (CADTM Belgium)

- Bankocracy
Eric Toussaint (CADTM Belgium), mod. Aline Fares (Finance Watch Belgium)

Foot Troïka !

14h30 – 16h30 closing plenary “Why and how to disobey the creditors?"
Emilie Atchaka (CADD Benin), a member of PACD Spain, a member of ATTAC-CADTM Morocco, Jérémie Cravatte (CADTM Belgium), Fanny Malinen (Debt Resistance UK), Rui Viana Pereira (CADPP Portugal), mod. Eric Toussaint (CADTM Belgium)

See you there!
The CADTM team

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4000 - Liège- Belgique

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