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Report: Green Summer University 2011

The Green Summer University 2011 took place from the 8th to the 11th of September in the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder/Slubice just like three years ago and again it marked an event with hundreds of Greens from all over Europe and the world.

Frankfurt and Slubice more or less form one city which is a symbol of the European integration process and – on the other hand – the fall of the iron curtain.

The workshops, plenary sessions and trainings ranged from debates on current situation in Europe regarding the crisis over a new assessment of the relations between the Arab world and the West ten years after 9/11 and the Arab spring to trainings on blockades, flashmobs and other street actions. Besides all these debates the Summer University is also giving a platform for other activities that might seem less political, but can give useful input into certain topics. The organisers for example offered a wide range of tours in order to get to know the region around Frankfurt and Slubice.

Especially Young Greens were very visible at the event. They took active part in the discussions, workshops and – of course – parties.

The conclusion that we draw from the Summer University can only be: Europe – Make it or break? - Europe, we will make it.