To build a progressive Europe, European May currently organizes transeuropean creative, disruptive, non-violent actions online and offline in cities across Europe in May, 2019. To this end, we are building a dense network which aims to connect activists, social movements, unions, communities and NGOs across the European continent. On this page you can find our 5 actions in the first week of May.
On the 1st of May we join the people who take the fight for social and workers’ rights to the streets. As European May we solidarise with the 45 million members of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and workers around the world. Together we stand united in our struggles to improve the well being of all working people and families.
On May 4th, we will call for the establishment of free movement as a human right. We will do this through a series of coordinated events and actions all across Europe at symbolically important locations. Political borders create unnecessary humiliation, suffering, and death for migrants. If we want to stop this suffering, we need to act now.
On the 5th of May, we want to highlight the always more shrinking civic space all over Europe. Therefore, we want to exemplary show how European governments are systematically taking on our liberties and reclaim civic spaces for us
On May 8th, international day for remembering the victory over fascist Germany, we organise an extensive performative action and campaign whereby citizens are showing the red line they draw in opposition to new forms of right-wing politics and neo-fascism in Europe. It invites to draw red lines physically in public space, leaving public marks, or symbolically by wearing a red cloth or scarf during the timed performative action.
On May 9th 2019, EU leaders will draw the lines of the “Future of Europe” during a summit in Sibiu. Despite ever more urgent calls for constitutional assemblies, our leaders have failed to involve the people of Europe in this process. Treating Europe as an elite issue, however, will not solve the current crisis of integration. “Europe Day” 2019 is our chance to show that European civil society is ready by organising Alternative summits with people who otherwise won’t be heard. Let’s show them that Alternative assemblies are already a reality!
Let’s reclaim the agenda!