A Progressive Community of Transnationalists Shaping the Landscape of What We Think Is Possible
European Alternatives is a citizen-powered transnational grassroots organisation imagining, demanding, and enacting democracy, equality, and culture beyond the nation state. Operating from our local hubs in Paris, Berlin, and Palermo, we are dedicated to the democratic and solidary transformation of our political institutions, our economic system, and our civil societies that many people in Europe and around the world are striving for.
Otherwise, we will not be able to truly understand and address the most urgent political, cultural, and social issues that Europe is facing in our time: the pandemic and the climate crisis, human rights violations at the European borders, socio-economic inequalities, democratic deficits, new wars and global conflicts, as well as the emergence of right-wing forces leading to violence and a backlash on fundamental rights of all marginalised communities.
European Alternatives was founded by young people from around the world in 2007 in London on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Since then, as a transnational team together with our progressive community of transnationalists from activism, trade unions, academia, education, and the arts, we have acted in the belief that only when people have democratic ownership over their lives and futures do they feel safe and free to care for themselves and others as they would like to.