Counter conference to the European Gas Conference
Climate catastrophe, rising energy and living costs or war in Ukraine and Kurdistan – what we need are collective answers to the crises that affect all of our lives. Nevertheless, companies, financial institutions and politicians continue to come together to make strategic decisions without the participation and input of those affected. The focus of their crisis management is increasing profits and expanding power. In 2024, at the invitation of OMV, exactly such actors will meet again in Vienna at the European Gas Conference to decide on the future of European energy supply. Among them are all the big gas companies that are currently making record profits, while life is becoming unaffordable for many.
We spark alternatives
We no longer want to watch as corporations and governments burn the future and plunge us into the next crisis. The common causes of inflation, climate crisis, energy crisis and war are obvious: a profit-driven system that exploits people and nature. Crises have a system and we will counteract this!
We want to finally bring the energy infrastructure as well as decisions about it into the hands of the many. We want democratic processes, a climate-just world and the end of wars. Our life must become affordable again and basic needs have to be secured.
All of this is possible! There are enough ideas, concepts and lived practices about what a different world could look like. We want to exchange ideas and discuss this. We invite everyone whose goal is a solidarity, just and emancipatory world.
A program with a variety of workshops, panel discussions, film screenings and many other formats with international participants and speakers awaits you again in 2024. The program will be continually updated over the next few weeks. There you will also find all the information about the exact locations of the conference.
Participation in the Power to the People conference is generally free of charge. However, there are a lot of costs associated with such an event and we would be happy to receive your donations to support it.
Suggested donation for conference participation: €10.00 to €50.00 per day.
Bank details for donations:
System Change not Climate Change
IBAN: AT32 3412 9000 0023 4757
Purpose: Power to the People Konferenz