Activités Ecole des Jeunes

This summer the IIRE had two very successful international activities. From 6 to 10 of August, we organized the sixth LGBTIQ strategy seminar. These seminars are spaces for radical left LGBTIQ liberation activists to develop theory and strategy. This year's seminar was especially focused on issues of pink-washing and homo-nationalism, the use of (rhetorical) support for LGBTIQ rights to whitewash imperialism and nationalism. We had participants from Lebanon, Britain Palestine, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands.

 Shortly after the seminar, we had our yearParticipants in the Youth School show their support ot Danish refugee-activistsly Youth School from August 17 to August 28. This course is intended for younger left-wing activists to give an intensive introduction to socialist politics and theory. In earlier years, the school was more focused on Europe but in recent years, we have more and more non-European participants. This year, we had 26 participants from Brazil, Mexico, France, Belgium, Mozambique, Morocco, Denmark, Germany, Lebanon, Sweden, Tunisia, Britain, and Spain. This was also the first youth school with a majority participation of women.

 The participants evaluations of both activities were very positive. The LGBTIQ seminar was a step forwards in developing a common understanding of such concepts as homonationalism and to think about the difficulties of sexual liberation in times when 'LGBT rights' are so often abused as justifications for war, occupation and for claims of 'cultural superiority'. The seminar is expected to lead to published articles and deepened links, especially with activists in the Arab region.

 Participants in the Youth School especially appreciated the international character of the 10 days course, saying it gave them new perspectives and enabled them to learn things they would not be able learn at home.

 Both activities are organized on tight budgets. Interpretation is done by volunteers and participants take care of tasks such as cooking and cleaning the building while they are here. This allows us to keep participation fees to a minimum to make participation easier for everyone. Another essential source of income for us are donations, either ones that are earmarked for a specific activity, such as a school or seminar, or general ones that help us pay the daily costs of our maintaining our facilities.

We especially want to thank our supporters for their support to our work.

The yearly IIRE Youth School ended on 31 August. Around 20 activists gathered for ten days to discuss politics and study issues facing the anti-capitalists today.
The program included topics such as the development of marxist thought, the euro-crisis, the role of imperialism in the Middle-East and beyond, and questions of political organizing.


Each day started with a lecture on a certain topic, followed by discussion among the participants and lecturers. The participants came from eight countries, from Mexico to France, from Denmark to Pakistan, giving a real internationalist content to the debates during the school.

La huitième Ecole Jeunes de L'IIRF se tiendra Du 20 au 31 août 2013. Vingt-trois militant.e.s de s pays (Belgique, Brésil, Danemark, France, État Espagnol, Mexique, Sri Lanka et Philippines) participent cette année. Durant ces onze jours ils vivent ensemble en auto-gestion : la vie pratique à l’Institut, les conférences chaque matin, les temps de lecture et de discussion avec le conférencier sur les différents thèmes et une mise en commun des expériences et des situations politiques et sociales des différents pays.
Le staff de l'IIRF enregistre des vidéos et audios des conférences et les publie ensemble avec le matériel de lecture de chaque journée afin de rendre l'école accessible a une plus grande audience.

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La septième École Jeunes de l’IIRF s’est tenue du 20 au 31 août2012. Vingt-trois militant.e.s de neufs pays (Belgique, Brésil,Danemark, France, Indonésie, Italie, État Espagnol, Sri Lanka et Philippines) y ont participé. Ils ont participé à une vie communeintense pendant onze jours : la vie pratique à l’Institut, les conférences chaque matin, les temps de lecture et de discussion avec le conférencier sur les différent thèmes et une mise en commundes expériences et des situations politiques et sociales des différents pays. Cliquez sur « lire plus » pour accéder aux enregistrements audio des conférences et les matériels de lecture de chaque journée.

Session on ecology


L'École Jeunes 2011 de l'IIRF s'est terminée le 31 août dernier. Le bilan final des participants reflète l'intensité de cette expérience d'apprentissage et la qualité générale des présentations.
26 participants venant de 11 pays différents, ont vécu ensemble pendant dix jours pour étudier, lire et discuter. Vinicius Almeida (du PSoL Brésil) décrit ainsi l'arrivée a l'institut dans son blog:


The school, which is aimed at young activists from around the world, will take place from 20 to 31 August in the IIRE (International Institute for Research and Education) in Amsterdam. It aims to provide training for intervening into social struggles with a global perspective. 

Ernesto, an Izquierda Anticapitalista activist in Cadiz, summed up the daily life at last year’s school.

"We were all there with a clear objective, to become good cadres to one day make the revolution. The political tension was felt from half past eight in the morning hours until the following day’s sunrise. A quick breakfast preceded three intense hours of brilliant presentations by a number of illustrious experts, who over ten days would simply become our friends and colleagues.

Cette année, avec 24 participantes, 12 hommes et 12 femmes, du Danemark, de la Belgique, de la France, des Philippines, de l'État Espagnol et de la Turquie, l'école a été un vrai succès.

Activités Ecole des Jeunes