Building another Europe – Now is the Time to Act !

31 March 2015 by Collective


The Convergence assembly gathered in the context of the World Social Forum in Tunis on 28 March 2015 conveys its solidarity with the Greek people fighting against austerity, for democracy, social change and another Europe.

The Assembly is convinced that the Greek as well as the European social movements have a key role to play and that they have to take action in the coming weeks to firmly oppose the blackmail organized by the European Institutions on the Greek government and on the Greek people.

Responding to the Declaration of the German trade unionists “Greece after the Elections – not a Threat but an opportunity for Europe” (see http://wp.europa-neu-begruenden.de/griechenland-chance-fuer-europa/greece-after-the-election-not-a-threat-but-an-opportunity-for-europe/) and the Declaration of the General Assembly of the Altersummit “Give Greece a chance” (http://www.altersummit.eu/accueil/article/give-greece-a-chance) which is supported by numerous European networks, this WSF Assembly proposes to all social, trade union and political organizations:

  • to express on 1 May its solidarity with the Greek people everywhere in Europe and to call for international delegations to take part in the May demonstration in Athens;
  • to meet on 2 May to decide on common actions of solidarity;
  • to actively participate in the festival of “Solidarity for all” in mid June in order to make it a great mobilization of the grass root movements throughout Europe expressing their support to the Greek people;
  • to use the Peoples’ Summit 8-9 June in Brussels to inform broadly about the struggle of the Greek people;
  • to mobilize for a European week of decentralised action in June against austerity and in solidarity with the Greek people (date to be confirmed depending on the scheduled negotiations between Greece and the European Institutions);
  • a European citizen assembly on debt in a major European city (outside Greece) in the autumn;
  • a major social and political event in Athens in the autumn.

The future of the Peoples of Europe is linked with the future of the Greek people. Together, we will build another Europe! Now is the time to act! The convergence assembly also calls upon the International Council of the WSF to actively commit itself to support the people, the movements and the government of Greece, and to do this by using its communication tools to spread information, thus helping global mobilization.

In this context we support the proposal to hold a strategic seminar with WSF International Council members, European networks and global social actors and movements in Athens in the first semester of 2016.

Tunis, 28 March 2015.



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