"For Another Europe of Knowledge" – Alternative Summit in Brussels (March 25th)

Von: General

On 25-26 March 2010, the Spring Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the European Union will mark the 10 years of the Lisbon Strategy, which frames the policies currently conducted in the Member States so as to ‘modernise’ the national research and education system (primary, secondary and higher education, lifelong learning). In the past few years, large-scale mobilizations of increasing intensity have been initiated by students, workers in education and research, and by social movements in general, all around Europe, protesting against underfunding and corporatization of universities. These protests strongly express a demand for a public education and research sector which will not surrender to competitive market forces nor be driven by the utilitarian views imposed by short-sighted policy-makers.

The "Collectif Printemps 2010" is organizing an Alternative Summit in Brussels against the Lisbon strategy in higher education and research: 

"For Another Europe of Knowledge"

Place: European Parliament, Wiertz Street/Wiertzstraat 60 B-1047 Brussels (Room 7C050)
Time: 25 March 2010, 10:00-12:30 AM / 2:00-6:00 PM
For the call, see here.

For more information, see the official website of the alternative summit: http://spring2010.eu/.  

For informations on the international protests against the "Bologna process" in Vienna on March 11-14th, see: "Bologna Burns".