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Movements of Europe. Transnational social movements and fault lines of solidarity

The project ‘Movements of Europe’ (MovE) researches translocal social movement building. We analyse tensions and synergies across local, regional, and transnational scales, as well as micro- and macropolitical dimensions. Building on this, we look for new potentials of solidarity and democracy in Europe (and beyond). Our focal points are feminism, climate activism, agroecology and climate justice, and right to the city movements.

This website gives an overview of the project and announces our current workshops . Moreover, it gives an insight into our collaborative research process: In the reflections section we regularly publish our results and local reflections on them to open them up for discussions by a wider translocal audience. In doing so, we aim to establish a continual dialogue between our research, movement practices, and networks of translocal solidarity. Our aim is to study and contribute to the analytical, tactical, and strategic conversation within emerging networks of translocal solidarity. Our calendar is part of this by offering a platform to share local or translocal events of social movements.

Photographs: Gisela Mackenroth

Current Reflections

Care and unconditional solidarity in the struggle for the right to housing.

Care and unconditional solidarity in the struggle for the right to housing.

Fürsorge und die bedingungslose Solidarität im Kampf für das Recht auf Wohnen Kommentar zum Workshop "Learning and Struggling in Pandemic Times von Sandrine Woinzeck See below: French Version: Soins et solidarité inconditionnelle dans la lutte pour le droit au logement Die gesellschaftliche Organisation und Gestaltung von Care-Arbeit steht mehr denn...
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Panel Discussion “The Istanbul Convention is ours”

Panel Discussion “The Istanbul Convention is ours”

Panel Discussion “The Istanbul Convention is ours” – with Activists from TURKEY & GERMANY & GREECE Due to Turkey’s official withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention on July 1st, we invited three activists to discuss the consequences of the recent developments in Turkey and beyond. During the discussion Özlem Kaya from...
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Organizing with tenants and fighting rightist resentments

Organizing with tenants and fighting rightist resentments

Organizing with tenants and fighting rightist resentments. A Case Study from East Germany by Leon Rosa Reichle and Peter Bescherer Through two neighborhood case studies in the rapidly upgrading East German city of Leipzig we discuss political implications of urban restructuring. Scrutinizing tenants’ rightist and racist reactions to the housing...
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Learning and Struggling in Pandemic times

Learning and Struggling in Pandemic times

Learning and Struggling in Pandemic times May 21st and 22nd 2021 The pandemic, like other unfolding and coming ecological crises, profoundly reshapes the terrain upon which social movements operate and emerge. By bringing researchers, activists, and researcher-activists into dialogue, we discussed different terrains of struggle over housing, reproductive rights, and...
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