Dear comrades and colleagues of the European Group
Welcome to the December edition of the EG newsletter! We are sure you agree this has been an exciting and pivotal year for the European Group – we have grown significantly in strength and numbers and welcomed more people than ever to this year’s annual conference in Barcelona. Importantly, we focussed our progression on activist inclusion and were pleased to host people working at the frontline of Catalan resistance, amongst many other
pressing issues including the worrying growth of fascism and right-wing political agendas.
As you will see from this month, we have carried on addressing some of these in relation to ongoing repression in Catalonia, escalating unrest in Chile and in critical approaches to prisons. We also welcome some exciting new conferences, and we are looking forward to the 2020 conference with our fantastic colleagues in Torino/Turin.
A number of us working at Universities have also been on strike (including Vicky, hence the late edition!) and we have also appreciated support from EG members from across waters.
For more information on the strikes and our challenge to the neoliberalisation of higher education more broadly, you can read here and here.
Lastly, we would like to thank everyone for their unwavering support and various forms of contribution to the Group throughout 2019 – there are no doubt many uphill struggles in store with 2020, so it is great that we are entering them as a collective.
Enjoy the rest of 2019, and best wishes to all for 2020.
In solidarity
Vicky, Dani and Katja