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European Social Forum: Debating the challenges for its future

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1. Introduction

After three European Social Forums (ESF) we need to step back and ask: what
next? This newsletter is an attempt to provide a multitude of answers to
this question, reflecting upon the Forum’s purpose, practical achievements
and methods of organisation. We present a range of individual and collective
assessments, from many different standpoints. In this introduction we try to
identify some issues which recur in these assessments and which need to be
addressed, if not immediately resolved, in order for the process to develop
creatively (read more)
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2 Individual Assessments of the 3rd ESF and beyond

Bouteldja Naima: Complot Islamiste au Forum Social Européen?
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Callinicos Alex : Building on the success of the London ESF
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Candeias Antinomies Mario : Antinomies: Relations between Social Movements,
Left Political Parties and State
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Cannavo Salvatore: The Success of the London Forum [It]
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De Angelis Massimo: Evaluating the London ESF
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Fawkes Guy: Il limite del movimento, la forza del movimento: Intervista a
Ken "il rosso" Livingstone
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George Susan: Taking the movement forward
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Gineste Pierre: Reflecting on the ESF
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Juris Jeff : The London ESF and the Politics of Autonomous Space
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Kagarlitsky Boris: Social Forum Does London
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Kingsnorth Paul : Time to Get Serious
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Levidow Les: ESF 2004: Facilitating or Precluding Another World?
Contradictory process
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Longhi Vittorio : Trade Unions and the ESF
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Nunes Rodrigo : Territory and Deterritory: Inside and Outside the ESF 2004,
New Movement Subjectivities [Fr] [Pr]
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Pizzo Ana : Londra val bene una mossa
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Yulis Panayotis: [Greek]
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Wainwright Hilary:
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3 Collective Assessments of the 3rd ESF and beyond

Attac France: The European Social Forum: Appraisal and Future Perspectives
[Fr] [Sp] [Du]
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Attac Europe: Contribution to the discussion on the ESF process
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Call of assembly of social movements [Fr]
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Call of precariat assembly [Fr]
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COBAS: Il Forum sociale europeo a Londra
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French Committee of Initiative
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FSU (France): Bilan et perspectives après le 3ème FSE
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Germany: Explanation of the ESF process [Du]
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Greek Social Forum: A statement on the 4th ESF
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Gruppo di lavoro per l'assemblea di Parigi: Notes for the extrarordinary
meeting of ESF Paris
[It] [Fr]
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Local Social Forums Network, UK: A Different ESF Is Possible
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London Social Forum
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4 Learning from practice

Andreotti Vanessa and Dowling Emma : Social forums as pedagogical space
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Bodie Annie: Autonomous Spaces
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Boeri Julie and Hodkinson Stuart : Babels and the politics of language at
the heart of social Forum
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Diesner Dagmar: Kids Space and Migration report
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and here (migration report)

Fuster I Morrell Mayo: InvestigAction and Social Forums
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Gosselin Sophie: Nomad
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Habermann Friedericke: Popular education
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Hache Alex: ESF and communication
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Jones Dave: ESF Media and Communications Strategies
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Nunes Rodrigo : Culture at the social forums
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Preiss Potira and Tiago Eduardo Genehr: Social forums and the environment
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Reyes Oscar : Paying for another world
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5 Perspectives on the ESF and its future

ESF Questionnaire (please answer in English or French)

1. What are the most positive outcomes of the ESF process?

2. What are the main problems with the ESF process?

3. What changes would you implement to make the ESF process more effective?

4. What has the ESF helped your organisation or collective to achieve?

5. Which struggles, issues, problems, proposals or challenges would you like
to see prioritised at the next ESF?

6. Please include your name, and the name of your organisation or collective
(if any).

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to respond to the
following questions and return them to info2@???. Responses will
appear here soon.

6 Structures and decision-making at the ESF

Bohn Lars: ESF: Addressing the democratic deficit
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Nicholas Haerbinger: Porto Alegre 2005 methodology
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Maeckelbergh Marianne : Perhaps we should just flip a coin: macro and
microstructures of the European Social Forum Processes
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Magnus E. Marsdal and others: European assembly: Could we have better
meetings?
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Hilary Wainwright: For a participatory ESF
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