YES-IUSY Working Group on Political Economy | Riga | 18-21 May 2017

From the 18th to the 21st of May,  YES and IUSY will gather young people from all over the world to continue the work and discussions of our Working Group on Political Economy in Riga, Latvia. The Working Group is an ongoing joint project aiming to find answers for burning economic questions and develop a shared vision for the economy.
The first seminar took place in Vienna, Austria, from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October 2016. We discussed in four workshops a wide range of topic starting with taxation over the policies of EU and Eurozone to Feminist economy. The work continued during these months and together we drafted a Political Economy Program, which was presented at the 13th YES Congress in April this year in Duisburg, as a starting point for future developments.
And these developments are coming soon, since we will be in Riga in a few weeks to debate, formulate and promote the positions of YES and IUSY once more. The workshop will focus on tax evasion, international labour movements and much more. Together we will discuss a socialist utopian approach to the economic system. In a public plenary debate, young municipal counsellors will meet up with the mayor of Riga, Nils Usakov, to discuss the topic of ‘Socially responsible cities’ and on the last day of the seminar, we will talk about how to campaign for our ideas.

Interested in joining our Working Group on Political Economy? Want to meet all of us in Riga and be a part of the discussion? Contact YES or IUSY and join our Facebook Group here!

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