Meet the international networks that will participate in the meeting in Barcelona on 18th & 19th of July
On 18th and 19th of July we will have a date in Barcelona to redefine the path for the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies 2020. This redefinition will be based on what was discussed on the international meeting celebrated between the 5th and the 7th of April in Barcelona University, and on the lessons learned throughout the process.
We already have the list of the international networks that will participate in this working meeting. Counting on their participation, a committee will be created to coordinate the process towards WSFTE 2020.
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Commons Network is a civil society organisation that works with activists, thinkers, pioneers and policy makers to tell stories, build networks and propose policies to support commoners and defend the commons throughout Europe.
Remix the Commons is an open intercultural space for sharing and co-creating multimedia documents about the commons. It supports production, animation and distribution projects on the commons.
GPR2C (Global Platform for the Right to the City)
The Global Platform is an initiative of a group of organizations with the purpose of building an international movement for the Right To The City. It aims to contribute to the adoption of commitments, policies, projects and actions aimed at developing fair cities, democratic, sustainable and inclusive by United Nations bodies and the national and local governments.
On the 7th February 2011, Wikimedia Foundation approved the creation of Wikimedia Spain. This is a non-profit Spanish association which aims to promote directly or indirectly all initiatives of free contents and knowledge and the projects hosted and supported by Wikimedia Foundation.
It is a global network that fight in favor the right of having a house and the access land in both rural and urban society. Also, it defend a model based in social justice, sustainable and gender equality.
*With virtual participation
REMTE (Latin-American Network of Women Transforming the Economy) was constituted in 1997, with the objective of contributing to the critical appropriation of the economy by women, through the generation of ideas, debates, actions and political initiatives.
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) is a network of feminist scholars, researchers and activists from the economic South working for economic and gender justice and sustainable and democratic development. DAWN provides a forum for feminist research, analyses and advocacy on global issues (economic, social and political) affecting the livelihoods, living standards, rights and development prospects of women, especially poor and marginalized women, in regions of the South.
AWID is an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights. The members are dedicated to achieving gender justice, sustainable development and human rights around the world.
*With virtual participation
The network of Women of the World reunites social organizations from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mali, Senegal, Morocco, Spain and France with the aim of empowering women in popular neighbourhoods and improve their access to their rights. Their strategies consist on working with social and solidarity economy applying gender perspective, working with women leadership, and working gender and masculinities with men. It focuses on social transformation, and contributes to build fair, solidarity, democratic, inclusive and free of violence societies. It proposes alternatives to the leading social and economic model which generates unequalities and discrimination, and supporting communities, specially women and young people, in empowerment and autonomy processes.
Is an African gender and extractives alliance, which works alongside national and regional movements and popular organisations of women, mining-impacted communities and peasants, and in partnership with other sympathetic organisations, to research and publicise the impacts of extractives on peasant and working-class women, support women’s organising, movement-building and solidarity, advocate and campaign for reforms that go beyond short-term reformism to contribute towards the longer-term structural changes that are needed and advance, in alliance with numerous others, an African post-extractivist eco-just women-centred alternative to this dominant destructive model of development.
Agroecology and food sovereignty
URGENCI promotes all forms of partnership between producers and local consumers, all kinds of Community Supported Agriculture initiatives, as a solution to the problems associated with global intensive agricultural production and distribution.
The European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, is a coalition of national and international networks of community-led initiatives on sustainability and climate change, as well as organisations that support a community-led transition to a resilient Europe.
In 2008 different entities and civil society agents reunited to create Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), which includes shepherds, ranchers, hunters, environmentalists and religious associations. Through agroecology, it wants to guarantee food sovereignty, combat climate change and recover land damaged by other activities. To do this, it looks for citizen participation.
The International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) is an autonomous and self-organised global platform of small-scale food producers and rural workers organizations and grass root/community based social movements to advance the Food Sovereignty agenda at the global and regional level.
Social and Solidarity Economy + cooperativism, ethical finance and fair trade
This is a non-profit, private social institution that brings together cooperatives, mutual societies and other associative, solidarity-based production and service enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean.
FEBEA set itself the task of developing the ethical and social finance in Europe. Through the activities of its members and its own initiatives, FEBEA defends a committed, rigorous and ambitious vision of ethical and social finance. The Federation supports social finance, social economy entrepreneurs and all citizens and groups who work for the development of a fairer, more sustainable and more inclusive society.
WFTO - FTAO
The WFTO is the home of Fair Trade Enterprises. Spread across 76 countries, members are verified as social enterprises that practice Fair Trade. To be a WFTO member, an enterprise or organisation must demonstrate they put people and planet first in everything they do. We are democratically run by our members. This is their global community.
Co- building of public policies
C.I.T.I.E.S brings together local governments, social economy networks, institutions of higher learning and international organizations.
The Global Fund for Cities Development (GFCD) is an NGO that supports local authorities in emerging or developing countries to assess the financial resources needed to finance their urban development projects. The FMDV supports local authorities throughout the entire urban development process, from design and planning programs to financing, implementation and evaluation.
The City Council of Barcelona supports the FSMET process through economic co-financing. In addition, it also participates actively in the transforming action of co-construction of public policies. At the meeting will be involved members of the Commissioner of Social and Solidarity Economy, which is the organ of the Barcelona City Council responsible for promoting the emergence and growth of the Social and Solidarity Economy in the city of Barcelona, both giving support to current social and solidarity economic initiatives, or promoting the creation of new ones.
Education and research
It is an education initiative on Social and Solidarity Economy who aims to articulate and complement a Global Curriculum on Social and Solidarity Economy, that means, study programmes, education proposals, knowledge, methods, sciences and practices of formal, non-formal and informal education, developed by people around the world in schools, universities, social movements, cooperatives, unions, associations, peasant, indigenous and afro communities, to build a fair, sustainable and non-capitalist economy.
Systemic Alternatives is an initiative that aims to build an interactive dialogue to deepen the analysis and strengthen the alternatives that are being developed by grassroots movements and thinkers to overcome the capitalist system. Our goal is to compile information about key alternatives such as vivir bien (“living well”), the commons, degrowth, deglobalization, eco-socialism, the solidarity economy, ecofeminism, food sovereignty and others, and to produce a constructive debate about their strengths, weaknesses, limitations and contradictions.
Transform! Europe is a network active in the field of political education and critical scientific analysis, and is the recognised political foundation corresponding to the Party of the European Left (EL).This cooperative project of independent non-profit organisations, institutes, foundations, and individuals intends to use its work in contributing to peaceful relations among peoples and a transformation of the present world. Overcoming war, the dominance of capital over labour, social injustice, patriarchy, imperial rule, and militarism, as well as racism, working towards the establishment of an association in which the uninhibited development of each and every person is the condition for the uninhibited development of all shall represent the highest goals of this undertaking.
Attac is an international organization involved in the anti-globalization movement. Since its creation, Attac has developed throughout the world with the establishment of an Attac network based on an international charter. It was one of the organizations behind the creation of the 1st World Social Forum in Porto Alegre in 2001. It has also mobilized with the social and climate justice movement.
In line with the many initiatives aimed at promoting the convergence of change agents and social innovations, the International Network for Social and Environmental Innovation (RÏSE) aims to equip and consolidate the actors of society civil working towards the transition to an inclusive and harmonious globalization.
EDGE is a community of 100 donors, foundation officers, trustees and advisors in 19 countries, passionately engaged in local, national and international grantmaking within 90 diverse institutions with differing priorities and strategies, but a shared belief that equity and justice are critical to furthering sustainable, global well-being. EDGE Funders Alliance organizes within philanthropy to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the interconnected nature of the social, economic and ecological crisis threatening our common future. EDGE works to increase resources for communities and movements creating systemic change alternatives for a transition to a society that supports justice, equity and the well-being of the planet.
In addition to the networks that have been invited to be part of the process, the organizations that have been motivating it since the beginning until now will also participate at the meeting.
The Intercontinental network for the promotion of social solidarity economy includes national and sectoral networks from around the world, so it both has a global and a local reach.
REAS is a network of networks of the alternative and solidarity economy, formed by more than 500 entities that are organised in territorial and sectoral networks. Juridically REAS is a non - profit association, without any partisan or religious affiliation, with scope throughout the Spanish territory.
It is an organization that defends an economical system which respects people, the environment and the territories. This organization works horizontally under democratic principles, with transparency, equality and participation.
Representatives of the Barcelona local convergence will also participate in the meeting as hosts of WSFTE 2020.
The first calls to the transformative economies movements of Barcelona were made in July 2018. The answer was positive, and during the following months each movement has started its self-organization, also sharing monthly spaces with all movements in a common assembly, which is becoming an active nucleus of WSFTE. At the Barcelona convergence, the four movments of transformative economies are represented: agroecology and food sovereignty, commons, feminist economies and social and solidarity economy.