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Please join us for the third in our series of Green-Red Dialogues, where we will explore – from a green and social perspective – the potential economic solutions being offered by Europe’s Recovery Plan.
About the Event:
The economic impact of COVID-19, on top of health and social dimensions, has been particularly challenging for economies such as Spain, with a dependent and weak industrial fabric, and heavily dependent on foreign production.
We want to explore the European recovery fund as an opportunity to propose a new industrial model, based on a true Green Deal that offers a powerful alternative to what we have today. A model that places ecology, sustainability, and the transition towards clean industries at the very centre of what is to be achieved, while promoting social and territorial cohesion and encouraging greater cross-European solidarity.
We will approach this third dialogue from different perspectives, learning first-hand what the proposals are from the trade union world from the voice of its top representative, Javier Pacheco. We will also hear from German Green MEP Henrike Hahn on what is happening at the European level. Finally, we get a local view from Laura Campos, Mayor of Montcada i Reixac, one of the territories where industry is the economic base of the municipality and therefore highly affected by this pandemic.
With them, we will debate and make proposals to tackle a real transformation.
This event is part of the Green Red Dialogues. The main purpose of this series of talks is to reflect on current issues from a green and social perspective. At a time when we have to face the global challenges as a result of COVID-19, it is important to reflect on a green way out of the crisis. The current capitalist system has demonstrated that it promotes social inequality and that it attacks the planet, and therefore, all the inhabitants of the earth. We must urgently reverse the effects of the climate crisis and promote socially just and environmentally friendly models. We need to ensure that these proposals reach citizens, and explain that it is compatible with the economy, progress, and development.
The first dialogue dealt with green responses to the health and climate crisis, and the second explored Universal Basic Income as a possible solution in addressing our current COVID-19 crisis and others to come.
- Javier Pacheco – General Secretary of CCOO Catalonia
- Henrike Hahn – MEP Greens/EFA, Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy
- Laura Campos – Mayor of Montcada i Reixac
Welcome by: Susanne Rieger – co-president of the Green European Foundation
Moderator: Marc Rius
Date: December 22nd (17:00 – 18:30 CET)
This event will take place in Spanish and English, with simultaneous translation provided via Zoom.
You can register for and join the Zoom call directly via this link.