This whole weekend I am running around at the beautiful conference center Bommersvik
outside Stockholm. The reason is a meeting with the ECOSY
Student Network and I am really happy (and proud) that we are having it in Sweden, arranged by Social Democratic Students
. Right now 17 students from some 15 countries across Europe are busy in workshops about education and globalization, life long learning, etc. Later today my favourite Member of the European parliament, Åsa Westlund
, will come and visit us. This is a perfect example of how the building of a stronger European social democratic movement, and a cross-national political debate, are slowly being established. Needless to say, I am enjoying every second of it.
Funny enough, I will have to make a quick visit to Stockholm during the afternoon in order to sit on a panel about... the future and objectives of the left in Europe. The reason is all the seminars and meetings being held in central Stockholm during the yearly "Socialist Forum" at ABF on Sveavägen. The panel I am in starts at 15:30 (whole program here
) and normally the forum is full of interesting (and sometimes somewhat odd) seminars. Well worth a visit.