"Being women means leading a different sort of life. It's not about the mainstream, profit margins, patriotism, patriarchy or being assimilated. It's not about executive directors, privilege and elitism. It's about being on the margins, defining ourselves." (Leaflet of Women Nations).
The EU policy on energy and climate is leading to a catastrophe. Worldwide the five biggest energy companies are richer than the banks today. Energy supply companies act in favour of their shareholders rather than serving the interests of the society and the environment. Democratic control over energy policy therefore is one of the key issues of European politics.
The Education working group is engaged in the collection of documentation concerning the stranglehold of neo-liberalism on education, vocational training and research. In particular, the working group aims to: emphasize the importance of education in shaping the personality of women and men and the impact that education policy has for society; critically analyse the school policy of each country and its link with the EU objectives in the field; and to make political and educational alternative proposals.
The EL is convinced that the political Left has to contribute in a very concrete way to the broad discussion about alternatives to the neo-liberal policy, which dominates today all economic processes in the EU and the EU member countries. Therefore, in order to focus more intensively on economic policy – both on a theoretical and political level – the EL has created a working group on this subject.