Beginning in 2007 the transform! europe network was officially acknowledged by the Party of the European Left as the political foundation associated with it. At present, it consists of 16 member organisations from 13 countries. Some of its constituent organisations are close to national parties which are not members of the Party of the European Left. This is the case, among others, for the partner organisations in Scandinavia. Other members or observers of transform! Europe define themselves as independent of parties.
This specific feature of inner diversity makes it possible for our network to maintain working relations to extremely diverse forces within the social, political and cultural left and thus to contribute to the development of a common political culture of the European left. in this spirit, transform! took part in the European Social Forum in Malmö and is involved in the preparation of the World Social Forum in Beldm (Brazil).
From 2009, and on the basis of the official acknowledgement by the Party of the European Left, transform! will receive an annual budget from the European Union which will allow us to establish and maintain a small staff.
Its new status, and the continuous enlargement of the network as well as the increasing complexity of its tasks required the development of a new working structure. in the place of Michael Brie who directed the founding process of transform! europe as the Legal Representative, a three-person Management Board was elected consisting of Ruurik Holm (Left Forum, Finland) as the new Legal Representative, Elisabeth Gauthier (Espaces Marx, France) and Haris Golemis (Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Greece), who, together with its coordinator the writer of these lines, will facilitate the work of the network.
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