Hundreds of delegates gathered in London last Saturday for the European Conference Against Austerity and Privatisation.
It was organised by the Coalition of Resistance and brought together anti-cuts activists from across Europe to share their experiences.
Olivier Besancenot, former French presidential candidate and a leading figure in the New Anticapitalist Party, spoke at the closing rally.
He called for a general strike against austerity led by trade unions across Europe.
Marisa Matias, a Euro MP for Portugal’s Left Bloc
party, also called for a general strike against the cuts.
Workshops focused on issues such as fighting racism and Islamophobia, student struggles against education cuts and responses to the eurozone crisis.
The conference passed a resolution calling for further coordination between European anti-austerity campaigners.
It called on European trade unions to “prepare a day of industrial action against austerity”.