17 August 2022 > 17 August 2022

Mönchengladbach, Germany

European Summer University of Social Movements 2022

European Summer University of Social Movements 2022
August 17 - 21 in Mönchengladbach, Germany

It’s going to be an exciting summer this year in Mönchengladbach: After the last European Summer University of Social Movements - in Paris (2014) and Toulouse (2017) - we will meet this year in Germany! More than a thousand attendees are expected this August, including activists and friends of Attac and from social movements in Europe and other parts of the world. At the Hochschule Niederrhein we will share experiences and knowledge and discuss explosive and future oriented ideas for a better world! The campus’s modern premises and spacious open-air grounds are the ideal location for our diverse events with participants from all over 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.

With the participation of CADTM.

Program of the ESU


We are already working on an interesting and diverse programme. There will be different, very creative formats, over 100 workshops, larger and smaller forums, open space as well as areas to socialize. There will also be a extensive accompanying programme with music, theatre, possibly readings, exhibitions, films and excursions. Also, you will get numerous opportunities to network, hang out and have fun, e.g. at evening parties.

There will be four major ►plenary events:

Opening event
Strategy plenary
Closing plenary
WLINTA plenary at the beginning of the ESU


In ► 11 forums we will be able to highlight and discuss a variety of different topics:

Health, housing, transport, climate, democracy, right-wing extremism, trade, the world of work and discrimination

There are well over 100 workshops, ►here you will find all titles, descriptions, contributors as well as place and time.

The database allows different sorting by time, subject area, etc.

The core events will cover five different thematic areas:

► Capitalism, health and social crisis (A)
► Ecology and climate justice (B)
► Feminism and gender issues (C)
► Racism / migration (D)
► Civil liberties, democracy (E)


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