european social forum 2004
another world is possible!
The European Social Forum is coming to London!
The European Social Forum (ESF) will take place in London 14 - 17
The ESF emerged from the spectacular success of the World Social
Forum (www.wsfindia.org) which opened in Porto Alegre, Brazil in
2001. Its first two gatherings in Florence (2002) and Paris (2003)
attracted over 50,000 participants from across Europe and beyond.
It is a chance for people from around the world to come together to
engage in debate, organise action and build networks to strengthen
The forum is created by and for the movements and is organised in
accordance with the Charter of Principles of Porto Alegre. Visit
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
TICKETS for the ESF 2004 will be available online soon. Please see
our website for details. www.fse-esf.org
ANY GROUP can SHAPE THE CONTENT of the ESF 2004 by proposing a
seminar, workshop or cultural activity (see our website www.fse-
esf.org). The deadline for proposals for meetings is the end of
July. There is capacity for over 200 seminars but we are expecting
many more to be proposed. All proposals will be collated and
arrangements will be made for groups suggesting similar titles to
club together. This is only one of the ways in which the ESF seeks
to promote cooperation across European networks. Workshops can be
put forward by individual groups and your group can also register for
stall space at the ESF.
Whether you are an individual artist or from a large cultural
institution, if your work shares a connection with any of the themes
of the ESF, you may wish to consider participating. The ESF is an
opportunity to showcase the incredible range of cultural activities
on offer in the capital. Please contact uksefculture@...
Your organisation is also encouraged to help support and organise the
event by AFFILIATING to the UK Organising Committee. The statement
to sign, affiliation form and fee levels are also on our website
(www.fse-esf.org/affiliation.html). This affiliation entitles you to
fully participate in all meetings of the organising committee and
working groups. Details of meetings are posted on the website.
If you have no financial resources, please do not be deterred:
information on how to affiliate in this case can be obtained by
. Model resolutions are
available on the website to get your organisation affiliated.
We will be organising a huge team of INTERPRETERS, thousands of free
and cheap ACCOMODATION places in London. Please contact
or see our website for 'offer' forms.
If you would like to VOLUNTEER at the event, please contact
If you would like to have a STALL at the ESF, please contact
Leaflets, posters and contact lists to promote the event are
available from the ESF office: ukesfoffice@...
or 020 8809
For information and ideas on bulding support for the ESF please
For all other information see www.fse-esf.org or contact the main
email address at ukesfcommittee@...
UK ESF Outreach Working Group.