Struggles for an alternative use of public land – Experiences from abroad

Public event, Athens, 5 April 2014

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Brussels Office, Office in Greece) in cooperation with the Municipality of Hellinikon-Argyroupoli organize a public discussion on Saturday, April 5 2014, at 18:00 in the “Mikis Theodorakis” Cultural and Conference Centre of Argyroupoli titled: «Struggles for an alternative use of public land – Experiences from abroad»

Welcome and introduction: Christos Kortzidis, Mayor of Hellinikon-Argyroupoli

  • Harald Gindra: municipal councillor DIE LINKE, former Tempelhof airport, Berlin
  • İlhan Akgün: member of Sosyal Degisim Vakfi, Gezi Park, Istanbul
  • Carlos Escudero: activist, Plataforma Eurovegas No, Madrid
  • Jean-François Pélissier, regional councillor Ile de France – Front de Gauche, planned airport at Notre Dame des Landes

Moderation: Nikos Belavilas, Assistant Professor at the National Technical University of Athens

The event is open to the public and will be simultaneously translated.

The public discussion is part of a two-days project under the title “Reclaiming the city – Privatizations, large-scale projects and social struggles for land as a common”, with the participation of politicians, activists, academics and journalists from Athens, Madrid, Nantes, Istanbul, and Berlin.

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