Join us for this Green-Red Dialogue, where we will examine the German election results and what they mean for the South of Europe!
About the Event:
Germany will be heading to the polls on September 26th to elect a new government. Citizens across Europe will follow the results with anticipation – also in Spain and Catalonia.
Is a green government possible? What will the results mean for German relations with Southern Europe? Will a potential Green Wave help Spanish and Catalan Greens gain more space and influence too?
We will discuss these and other questions with our guest speakers. Together we’ll try to get insight into what could be a consequential moment in European politics.
The Green-Red Dialogues began in 2020 to trigger a reflection on current issues from explicitly green and social perspectives. The challenges we face as a result of the COVID-19 crisis are new and unpredictable. Today we highlight the need to reverse the consequences of a capitalist system that generated the pandemic and has also caused irreparable cracks in our planet. A capitalist system that fosters social inequality and that assails the Earth.
We cannot fall into fatalistic discourse and convey the message that all is lost, and consequently, there isn’t much more to do. Instead, we must disseminate proposals and make EU citizens aware that an alternative way of living is possible – that green policies are compatible with a prosperous economy, progress, and development.
With this in mind, the Green Red Dialogues continue in 2021, once again providing the space for European policymakers, academics, activists, and citizens to address today’s challenges – combining current affairs and in-depth analysis to spark vibrant discussions about greener, more socially just solutions.
Reinhard Bütikofer – German MEP, European Greens
Carme Colomina – researcher specialising in the EU, disinformation, and global politics at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)
María-Paz López – La Vanguardia, Berlin correspondent
Welcome by Susanne Rieger (co-president of the Green European Foundation)
Moderation by Marc Rius
Date and Time: September 30th (16:00-17:30)
Audience: The webinar is free and open to the general public.
There will be simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English.
Registration: Please register in advance via this link.
This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Nous Horitzons and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.