On February 21, 2013,  an international conference “Street Politics in the Age of Austerity: From the Indignados to Occupy” was held at the Université de Montréal, bringing together scholars to present research and field work on the recent wave of public square occupations (cf. the “Indignados” and the Occupy Movement) and anti-austerity protests in Europe and North America. The goals were to situate this wave of protests with respect to the global justice movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s, to look at its relation to local and national histories, and to put it in the contemporary context of worldwide struggles against austerity.

The Conference was organised by: Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue collaborator Jane Jenson and Pascale Dufour (Université de Montréal), Marcos Ancelovici (McGill University) and Héloïse Nez (Université de Tours), with support from CETD.


Appréciation synthétique de l’atelier, Par Rachel Sarrasin, Doctorante, Science politique, Université de Montréal

Interviews were produced by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue and presentations were recorded by le centre de recherche sur les Politiques et le Développement Social (CPDS) au sein du département de science politique de l’Université de Montréal. They are available to watch on the CETD/EUCAnet YouTube channel or below.