Another Europe is Possible!
Another Europe is Possible this is usually the theme for the gathering. The European Social Forum which brings socialist from all over Europe has just ended today 21st Sepetember, 2008 in Malmö, Sweden!
From September 17th to 21st 2008 the European Social Forum (ESF) is being held in Malmö, in the south of Sweden. The forum is by far the biggest meetingplace for social movements and a progressive civil society in Europe – with the aim to create a better Europe and a better world. More than 10 000 people participated in this years ESF in Malmö. During five days over 200 seminars and workshops were held mixed with even more culture, film, music, informal meetings, activism and demonstrations.
From strategies to actions for another Europe
ESF is a unique space for organisations, movements, networks and individuals engaged in building a more sustainable, democratic and equitable society. Tens of thousands of activists and a broad range of organisations come together to share experiences, debate ideas – and not the least to formulate proposals and to build new alliances for mobilisation and effective action. ESF is about changing Europe – not merely to contemplate the situation of today.
Reversing growing inequalities in and between European countries, seriously combating climate change, decent labour laws, public services for all, real migrants rights, real European democracy, gender justice, changing Europe’s global agenda. The list can be made much longer – and the tasks are urgent. But the opportunity is also there. We know that strong alliances of European movements and organisations can and will change the path of Europe.
Two exchange participants namely Elisa Gasperine and Robert K. Mbaya attended this years ESF. According to the participants the social forum was an eye opener and provided a platform to interact with other activists and organisation which are doing similar work.