From 12th to 17th July 2012 associative actors, social movements, trade unions, etc. from all around the world, met in Monastir (Tunisia) to participate in the Preparatory Assembly of the next World Social Forum to be held in Tunis in March 2013.
For one week, nearly 3,000 people gathered in the small coastal town to debate and discuss the following topics: "migration", "social movements in Tunisia," "democracy, citizenship and human rights", "economic and social rights facing neoliberal globalization and privatization", "diversity, cultural rights, freedom of expression and access to technology", "women's rights", "economic, debt and free trade agreements", "protection of the environment", "youth and social struggle", etc.
The preparatory assembly started with the African Social Forum on 11th and 12th July. On July 13th, more than a dozen workshops were held. On July 14th the Maghreban Assembly held an open session. Finally, on 14th, 15th and 16th July the International Council of the World Social Forum held an open meeting as well as expanded meetings of commissions "communications and mobilization" and "methodology" and "resources". Social movements from all around the world (the Occupy WallStreet, the indignados from Europe (Spain, Croatia, Hungaria, Germany…), the “Y en a marre” from Senegal etc.) also held several meetings and presented and discussed about the different struggles they lead.
You can find in this file the main elements relating to this preparatory Assembly:
Program and background
Another Tunisia is possible, in another Maghreb and in another World (invitation)
En route to the World Social Forum in Tunis
The Preparatory Assembly to the World Social Forum 2013 - July 12 to 17, 2012 (program)
Assembly preparatory Monastir: Summary of the workshop « Migrant’s Rights »
Interviews realized by ejoussour
Interview with Feroz Medhi : “We are working toward a Canadian social forum”
Interview with Sergio Bassoli: “the european trade unions will be very engaged in the next World social forum in Tunis 2013”
Interview with Redhat from Brazil: “the environmental and the social question will be a very strong thematic in the world”
Interview with Hector de la Cueva: “the WSF is a window for the expression of the social movements”
Interview with Jason Nardi, “There’s a strong need to re-connect in a space the European social forum left empty”
Interview with Moema Miranda: “The next World social forum in Tunisia will be a great forum for the region and for the alter-mondialism”
Interview with Mohieddine Cherbib: "The time to make the assesment of the Maghreban Social Forum"
Interview with Aliou Sané: "The movement "Y en a marre" and the dynamics of the Social Forum"
Interview with Abdelaouhab Fersaoui: "Towards an Algerian Social Forum?"
Interview with Feroz Mehdi: "Social movements in Quebec and the World Social Forum: convergence of struggles"
Interview with Houria Kamal: "Maghreb-Mashreq Women's March towards equality and parity"
Youth, culture and the opening ceremony of the Preparatory Assembly of the World Social Forum
Articles on the web
Tunisia: Preparatory Assembly of World Social Forum Tunisia 2013 in Monastir
Another World Social Forum is possible The road to the WSF 2013 in Tunis and beyond
The 2013 World Social Forum will take place in Tunis, March 23rd to 28th
The International Council lays the foundation for 2013’s World Social Forum
"Preparatory Assembly of World Social Forum Tunisia 2013 in Monastir"
Interview of Moema Miranda
Follow in live or broadcast the podcasts thanks to streaming:
www.e-fsm.org/streaming (the special network for WSF)
• Web sites
Portail de la société civile Maghreb-Machrek ejoussour
Site du Forum social maghrébin
Site du Forum social mondial Tunisie 2013
La page facebook de l’Assemblée préparatoire de Monastir
Maghreban Social Forum
Maghreb-Machrek civil society Portal ejoussour