Institute for Labor Studies

Institute for Labor Studies  (IDŠ) was established in 2012 by members of the Workers and Punks University. At the moment it includes more than 20 Marxist-inclined students, activists, and researchers. IDS has the mission to rehabilitate a Marxist critique of political economy in the Slovenian academy and public discourse and to establish a socialist...

Institute for Critique and Social Emancipation

Institute for Critique and Social Emancipation (ICSE) was established in 2014 in Tirana, Albania as a non-profit organization. ICSE was founded as support for the political platform „Organized Politics“, developed in 2011 as the result of monthly demonstrations against electoral manipulation in Albania. With the goal of realizing political education...

Center for Labor Studies

Center for Labor Studies  (CRS) was established in 2012 with headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia. It is dedicated to the theoretical problematization of intellectual and political voids which were opened by 'cleansing' academic spaces and public discussions of all remnants of a Marxist theoretical tradition. CRS hopes to contribute a reaffirmation of...


CriticAtac was formed in 2010 in Bucharest, Romania as a politial and intellectual group. The main activity of the group is the platform LeftEast, which is a daily publication of texts covering a broad thematic scope. The aim of the platform is to offer informative and critical perspectives on current events and to situate itself in the process of...

Center for Politics of Emancipation

Center for Politics of Emancipation (CPE) was established in 2011 in Belgrade. CPE is dedicated to promoting political and economic concepts with the aim of putting an end to the social inequality created as a byproduct of capitalist society. CPE insists on stimulating the struggle for direct democracy in politics and economics with the goal of building a...
Zagreb, Croatia

Capital, the State and European Integration

Seminar, 17 - 19 October 2015
Until too long ago, even amongst parts of the left the historic decline of the relevance of the state was taken as a 'given'. Under the umbrella of 'globalization theory' far-reaching proclamations on deep tectonic shifts were the height of fashion. At closer inspection, however, the impatiently sweeping character of many such generalizations more often...
Bucharest, Romania

CriticFest: Nature - Protests - Arts

Festival, 15 - 17 May 2014

CriticFest took place between May 15 and May 17, at Spațiul Platforma (the annex of the Romanian Contemporary Art Museum) in Bucharest. The presentations were framed by the connections between art, nature and capitalistic property relations.


We're all in this together now!
Today on February 5, 2014, the city of Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina witnessed a protest, which errupted in violence. The protests started as a peaceful gathering of people, mostly workers from privatized and bankrupted companies, followed by students and activists, and others. They came as a reaction to the privatization of Tuzla's large industry (i.e...


A Comparison of Their Positions on European Policy Leading Into the 2014 European Elections
"Greece could be the spark for defeating austerity across Europe" (Tsipras 2013). In June 2012, it seemed that Alexis Tsipras and his leftist party SYRIZA might be able to win the parliamentary elections in Greece, and challenge the EU’s austerity policies with an alternative reform programme. Although the results ultimately did not bring about a change...
Belgrade, Serbia

The Crisis and Alternatives

Public Discussions and Exhibition, 30 September - 06 October 2013

Social inequality, unemployment and poverty continue to grow all over Europe. A new cycle of privatization is aimed towards the remaining legacies of the welfare state - subsidized healthcare and education, social benefits and public spending. Neoliberal austerity politics, instead of the expected prosperity, is only provoking waves of protest all over the continent.