TRANSEUROPA is a transnational artistic, cultural and political festival organised by European Alternatives since 2007.
In the past decade, TRANSEUROPA has attracted thousands of attendees and active participants through a decentralised event structure in over a dozen European cities and a high profile moment in one city.
For the 2017 edition, Convergent Spaces, the main city for TRANSEUROPA was Madrid and it ran over five days covering three main thematics (Europe as a refuge, Cities of Change and the Commons).
The traditional concept of the nation state is in crisis. It is being undone at once from above and from below. Internationally, nation states increasingly appear as insufficient vehicles to approach the challenges brought about by technological innovation, migration, climate change, or financial flows. Locally, new regional and municipalist claims, as well as a thriving discourse on commons and autonomy is demanding a new democracy of proximity. This situation calls upon us to radically reformulate our conception of the nation-state. With this symposium we will take this conversion head on. What’s after the nation-state?
In April 2014, six camper vans will leave six cities and engage on a transnational trip, passing through a total of 18 European countries. They will visit places of local struggles and amplify their voices at the European level. The main routes are likely to cover Rome (Italy) to Zagreb; Prague (Czech Republic) to Budapest (Hungary); Berlin (Germany) to Lublin (Poland); London (United Kingdom) to Amsterdam (Netherlands); Barcelona (Spain) to Lisbon (Portugal); Cluj (Romania) to Athens (Greece)