INVITATION FOR ASSEMBLY OF RESISTANCES (AoR) IN BUDAPEST FROM 2ND TILL 4TH MARCH 2018

One of the main results of the very good and productive meeting in Barcelona on January 19th/ 20th („International Assembly of Peoples, Movements and Organisations”) was to start with REGIONAL activities in Europe. So we will have an Assembly of Resistances for Central and Eastern Eropean (CEE) countries in Budapest/Hungary between 2nd and 4th March 2018. The venue of the event was changed from Horány. The venue will be the House of the Civilians ( CIVILEK HÁZA) in Budapest, 13th district Váci út 50. (near Metro M3 Station LEHEL TÉR). https://foursquare.com/v/civilek-h%C3%A1za/513efb1fe4b0f9055cd9c47e

This assembly stands in the positive tradition of the World and European Social Forum: to bring people, movements, organisations together who want to fight against neoliberalism, oppression, environmental desasters, militarism, racism and for international solidarity. “Another world is possible and necessary “- beyond the logic of profit and war.

The specific point of the AoR is to ACT. Theoretical analyses and debates are necessary, so we will evaluate the main problems of CEE countries (and Europe as a whole): austerity, social and ecological roll back, militarisation, xenophobia and the rise of the far right in all its forms. After these debates we will fix some axes of concrete common international ACTIVITY and we have to make decisions on what we can do together on international scale: media; solidarity actions; campaigns.

The AoR Organisers will not cover the costs of air tickets and internal transfers, only reimburse 25% or 50% of train/bus/car costs for CEE participants. We will not reimburse at all air tickets, and cars carrying only one person. We estimated a total reimbursment of 750€. For that purpose, we kindly require to fill and return the attached registration form before February 26, 2018. Additional information regarding the meeting’s agenda and other logistical aspects of the meeting are enclosed. A draft proposal for the AoR program is also in attachment. Regretfully, the cost of simultaneous translation will not fit into the budget and only ENGLISH language is workable.

At the moment we anticipate the following registration fee/participating costs/person: Westerners EUR 50/person, Easterners EUR 20/person or HUF 6.000,-/person. Registration fee covers food as well.

Participants have the opportunity also to stay longer at their own expense. In this latter case please indicate your intention in the registration form!

We remain at your disposal for any additional information you may require.

Budapest, 25 February, 2018.

Matyas Benyik, President of ATTAC Hungary

Mobile: +36302524326 Landline: +36 1 282 70 92

E-mail: benyikmatyas@gmail.com Skype id: mbenyik

LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

(How to reach the House of the Civilians in Budapest?)

The House of the Civilians (Civilek Háza) is situated on Váci út 50, in the 13th district of Budapest, near Metro (M3) Station LEHEL TÉR. The City Centre is only few kilometers away – just a walking distance.

How to get to the House of Civilians (HC) from the main railway stations of Budapest:

1.) From Keleti (East) Railway station – Metro line 4 – until KALVIN TER. Change here for Metro line 3 (BLUE LINE) until LEHEL TER – then on the other side of Lehel tér you can find HC on Váci út.

2.) From Nyugati (West) Railway Station- Metro line 3 till LEHEL TER – then same as point 1.

3.) From Déli (South) Railway station – Metro line 2 (RED LINE) until DEÁK TER – change for Metro line 3 – to LEHEL TER – then the same as under point 1.) Public transport ticket prices are available here: http://www.bkk.hu/en/tickets-and-passes/prices/ One single ticket price is HUF 350,- (1.15 EUR), combined ticket is HUF 450,- (1.50 EUR). Over 65 years of age all EU citizens can use public transport free of charge just showing up a passport/ID card.

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