Manifesto

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European Common Goods / We Are More / Manifesto of the Appalled Economists / Manifesto of Indignati / EconNuestra / The Spinelli Group Manifesto / Avanti Europe Manifesto /

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European Common Goods

The European Common Goods campaign proposes a radical reorganisation of labour production based around the notion of Common Goods as the basis of a new socio-economic order.

We Are More

The We Are More campaign emphasises the importance of public arts funding for maintaining a conception of public life that goes beyond production and consumption and includes creativity, innovation, and diversity.

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a coalition of more than 100 organisations and many European artists launch a petition urging national Ministers of Culture and EU policymakers to maintain the tradition of public arts funding for the benefit of European citizens arguing that the arts, culture, and humanities engage and inspire humans and make up a healthy democratic society
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Manifesto of the Appalled Economists

The Manifesto of the Apalled Economists, launched initially by a group of French economists, sets out to contest the economic terms in which policy resonses to the crisis is being justified. By stating and debunking 10 premises and providing several proposals for each, the group hopes to move the debate beyond its current orthodoxy.

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a group of professional and academic economists publish a manifesto criticising EU policy response in response to the crisis for European citizens arguing that the terms used to justify policy response are irresonsible not only in political and social terms, but do not even hold in economic terms, which is how they are presented.

Manifesto of Indignati

Statement of indignation written by a number of Italian student activists which not only expresses anger at European governments’ ‘dogma of the balanced budget’ who have failed in their basic democratic role to care for citizens and have instead become the harbingers of cuts, privatization, and job insecurity. It engages in a number of specifically

EconNuestra

A manifesto by a Spanish collective of economists – academics, researchers, students, journalists – declaring an economy of everyone for everyone. Apart from the manifesto, they are working on creating a wiki of heterodox economics. They are generally friendly with the 15M movement. Signed by 834 people, mostly Spanish, many academics and economists.

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coalition of economists issuing pubic appeal and creating knowledge resource

The Spinelli Group Manifesto

The manifesto of the Spinelli Group aims to push the process of European integration further at a time when the crisis threatens to shake it apart. The premise is that challenges like climate change, resource exhaustian and financial regulation cannot be dealt with at a national level and instead require a post-national and federal Europe.

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Avanti Europe Manifesto

Avanti Europe, rather than taking aim at specific issues, hopes to provide an active space for debate about the future of Europe. Its existance is a recognition of the profound problems Europe is confronting, and Avanti would like to find solutions which are neither populist or nationalistic but which take Europe forward as a set of institutions with new priorities.