On June 7th and 8th, movements and organizations from all over Europe attended to the Alter Summit in Athens. This event was organized, with the Greek social movement, by civil society organizations, trade unions, NGOs, with the support of personalities from all over Europe.
The Alter Summit in Athens has been a step forward in the building of more convergence between movements opposed to the current anti-social and anti-ecological policies promoted by European governments and institutions.
It was a highly symbolic gathering, since Greece has been the laboratory of the destructive austerity and so-called competitiveness policies, but is also becoming the laboratory of the resistance against austerity and struggles for alternatives.
It was the occasion to say loud and clear that the struggle of the Greek social movements is our struggle, and show the solidarity of European organizations and movements.
It was also the occasion to present the Alter Summit manifesto, voicing the alternative proposals of the social movement against the crisis and to propose a common agenda of action.
This Summit of the peoples and its Manifesto will only have sense if citizens, organizations and movements from all over Europe keep taking part in the building of the Alter Summit. And as the Alter Summit is a long-term process of convergence, Athens has been a first step towards the building of a real European social movement.
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