Invitation to the CADTM summer meeting
“United against the debt: Audit- Abolition- Alternative policies”
The 7th -8th of July 2012
At the Marlagne (Wépion / Namur, Belgium)
The debt crisis by now affects all the countries in the world .
During the past 20 years, the CADTM has achieved an expertise that allows people wanting to resist creditors to educate themselves and act accordingly.
This week-end will be an occasion to...
...discover or deepen your knowledge about public indebtedness issues in Europe and in the world
...draw your inspiration from the struggles and the alternatives already in place
...appraise the resistance movements linked to the debt and the austerity in Europe
1 film showing/debate
..get informed – be trained – exchange – debate on the public indebtedness issues in the northern as well as the southern hemisphere
Interpretation into English will be provided for the two plenaries and 1 workshop at each panel
FRIDAY 6 JULY - In the evening
|Viewing of Catastroïka, by the director of the film Debtocracy|
SATURDAY 7 JULY
|9h30 – 12h30 Plenary - United against the crisis
With Eric Toussaint (President of CADTM, Belgium)
|14h30- 16h30 Panels|
|The B-A BA of the debt crisis in the North
With Myriam Bourgy (CADTM Belgium)
|Africa, Argentina, Greece...the vulture funds attack!
With Renaud Vivien (CADTM Belgium) and Nick Dearden (Jubilee Debt UK)
|The institutionalization of the austerity in Europe
With Felipe Van Keirsbilck (General secretary of the Centrale Nationale des Employés)
|17h00- 18h30 Panels|
|Bank bailouts in Belgium: the case of Dexia
With Renaud Vivien (CADTM Belgium) and Olivier Stein (the lawyer for the claimant associations against Dexia)
|Some educational tools to explain the debt
With Emilie Paumard (CADTM Belgium)
|From the HIPC Initiative to the restructuring of the Greek debt: why the debt relief is a false solution
With Arnaud Zacharie (General secretary of CNCD) and Christina Laskaridis (Greek Debt Audit Campaign)
|Music & festivities|
SUNDAY 8 JULY
|9h30- 12h30 Panels|
|Latin America, advances in progress: ALBA, exit from the tribunal of the World Bank, nationalization in Argentina and in Bolivia, Bank of the South..
With Eric Toussaint (CADTM Belgium)
|Everything to know about the Belgian public debt and the alternatives to austerity
With Olivier Bonfond (economist for the FGTB)
|Ecological debt and Rio+20 People’s Summit
With Éric De Ruest and Renaud Duterme (CADTM Belgium)
|14h30 – 16h30 Plenary||FR-ENG|
|And if we stop paying?
A round table discussion of citizen audits: Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Poland (with some representatives from participating countries)
Some practical information- Registration
“I would like to participate in this activity, how can I register?”
1) Attached you can find an application form. Send it to the following email address: email@example.com
2) Your registration will not be effective before the enrollment fee payment
Two days of full room and board: 45 €
Reduced price (students, low incomes): 20 €
Methods of payment: transfer to the bank account of the CADTM n° IBAN BE06 0012 3183 4322 - Code Swift BIC GEBA BE BB, mention « 7/8 juillet 2012 », or by check for France.
Registration by the 25th of June
3) An email with practical information will be sent to you two weeks before the meeting.
Information and registration: Emilie Paumard, firstname.lastname@example.org / tel : 0032/ (0)477 05 88 52
CADTM, 345 avenue de l’Observatoire, 4000 Liège, Belgium, 0032 (0)4 226 62 85