Seminar: international mobilizations and the relation between social movements and the spaces of the World and Euopean Social Forums
Paris 23th-24th of May
Working Languages: English and French
Monday May 23th
09.00 – 09.30 : Welcoming of participants
09.30 - 12.00 : Plenary Session
The role of social movements and citizens in relation to international mobilizations:
The global scale (dimension) of social movements has emerged from a series of protests movements in reaction to key dates of the international agenda. It is within theses sequences that the world social forum process has been built, from the convergence of movements that participated and those who joined them.
With the FSM process, diverse social movements build credible alternatives to the neoliberal system in an autonomous space, horizontal and open, .
From contestation to credible alternatives to the neo-liberal system
Opening of the UN system as it is marginalized because of the rise of the directories of both the G8 and the G20.
Discussion including first feedbacks of what has just be organized during the G8. This discussion will allow international participants to give us their opinion on these subjects.
14.00 – 18.00: 3 parallel sessions
1. Durban / Rio+20: Which common work? Which mobilisations?
Which articulation between different national groups?
2. The evolution of the social movement in Europe and the process of the European social forum
This seminar carry on with a discussion which took place last autumn in Budapest.
3. Durban conference on racism and migrations.
Tuesday the 24th
9.00 - 12.00 : 2 working groups which will focus on the G20
1. G20 : topics / issues at stake for movements
2. Which messages, which common voice between North and South?
Thematic reflexion on:financial regulation, agriculture – food commodities
governance , Reflexion in small groups and conclusion within the bigger group.
3. Which objectives in terms of mobilisation? Which common media work?
Public awareness raising? What People’s forum do we want? Next steps for the collective work process?
14-17h : Plenary session
The World Social Forum and the next steps for the movement
Common calender and work