FSMET 2020, The World Social Forum of the Transforming Economies is the process of confluence of the different movements of the alternative economy, which we call transforming economies at a local and international level.
Through this initiative we want to give public visibility and recognition to the projects of transforming economies, providing an alternative narrative to face the hegemonic capitalist discourse, as announced in the last World Social Forum of Salvador de Bahia from the XES, RIPESS , and REAS.
The main objective of this process is to bring together social movements and initiatives that share the will to put people and the environment at the center of the economy, and to put an end to the economy based on extraction, growth, competitiveness and the market, and strive to move towards resilient and collaborative societies that build and strengthen alliances and strategic actions based on working together.
Following the spirit of the World Social Forums, we want to translate the objectives of grassroots social movements into public administrations (especially at the municipal and regional level), with the perspective of struir public policies that encourage more humane ways of understanding the economy. We also want to approach the work that is done in universities and research centers in the field of transforming economies.
Therefore, two transversal axes will be included: public policies and training and research, which will work in an articulated manner with the rest of the axes. The decision to undertake this process in Barcelona is not casual: Catalonia is a world leader in cooperativism and the solidary economy, with a history marked by social struggles. Once again, the country will stand out on the world stage for its social commitment and its will to build a better world. This process of convergence and collective elaboration has had its first milestone in FSMET Barcelona on April 5-7, 2019. process will end in May 2020, the exact date will be determinated after. But you can Participate right now!