• transform! europe at the WSF 2013

  • The World Social Forum 2013 takes place in Tunis. From 27 to 29 March transform! will be co-organizing nine seminars which will host amongst many others representatives of Tunisian and African progressive movements and of new movements like the so-called “Indignants”, European politicians, researchers etc.

    In order to spread information on our activities and make available our material transform! will be present with a stand at the forum.


Workshops co-organized by transform! europe

Wednesday, 27 March

09.00 – 11.30

What new kind of internationalism to fight for peace?

Co-organiser: Mouvement de la Paix
Speakers: Yousef Habash (Health Work Committees HWC, Palestine), Rainer Braun (IALANA International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms), Lydia Samarbakhsh (Responsible of International Relations, PCF, France), Yousef Habash (Palestine), Helmut Scholz (European Parliamentary Group GUE/NGL, Germany), Willy Meyer (GUE/NGL, Spain), a representative of Mouvement de la Paix
Moderation: Walter Baier (transform!)

13.00 – 15.30

What is the responsibility of Europe to promote a new mode of development in the countries of the Mediterranean?

Co-organisers: CADTM, Raid ATTAC Tunisia
Speakers: Christine Mendelsohn (European Left Party), Marie-Christine Vergiat (European Parliamentary Group GUE/NGL, France), Fabio Amato (Italy), Mamdouh Habashi (Egypt), Fatih Chamki (Raid ATTAC, Tunisia, CADTM), Gus Massiah (IPAM, France), Vassilios Chatzilambrou (Deputy Syriza, Greece)
Moderation: Carla Luis (transform!, cul:tra, Portugal)

Thursday, 28 March

09.00 – 11.30

Faced with austerity policies and authoritarian forms of government, how to define a new democratic ambition? (in preparation of the Alter Summit)

Co-organisers: CIDEFE, FAE (Féminisme pour une Autre Europe)
Speakers: Fatih Chamki (Raid ATTAC, Tunisia), Solange Cidreira (FAE, France), Anita Giuriato (FAE, Italy), Alda Sousa (GUE/NGL, Portugal), Hervé Kempf (essayist, journalist, France), Francine Mestrum (Global Social Justice, Belgium), Paul Murphy (GUE/NGL, Ireland)
Moderation: Roberto Morea (transform! Italia)

09.00 – 11.30

Scientific culture and technical culture: Democracy and society issues

Co-organisers: FMSD (Forum Mondial Sciences et Démocratie), FMTS (Fédération Mondiale des Travailleurs Scientifique)
Speakers: Josette Rome Chastanet (FMTS), a representant of FMSD, Marc Delepouve (FSU), Janine Guespin (transform!)

13.00 – 15.30

Which articulations between social and citizen movements and political forces of transformation  during the global crisis? (in preparation of the Alter Summit)


Co-organisers: Collettivo Prezzemolo, Mémoire des luttes
Speakers: Immanuel Wallerstein (historian, USA), Natassa Theodorakopoulou (Greece), Christian Pilichowski (Unionist, France), Indignados Movement (Greece), Aliou Sané (Y'en a marre, Senegal), Bernard Calabuig (FASE, France), Collettivo Prezzemolo (Italy)
Moderation: Chantal Delmas (Espaces Marx), Christophe Ventura (Mémoire des luttes)

16.00 – 18.30

New  left constructions to overcome the fragmentation (front, coalition ...): advances and obstacles

Speakers: Jilani Hammami (Front Populaire Tunisia), Pierre Laurent (President of the European Left Party), Babacar Diop "Buuba" (Professor of History University of Dakar, member of the African Social Forum. Participation in the 2012 presidential campaign as a member of Coalition), Théano Fotiou (deputy Syriza, Greece), Walter Baier (transform!), Obey Ament (Espaces Marx, Latin America)
Moderation: Elisabeth Gauthier (transform!, Espaces Marx)

16.00 – 18.30         

Feminism and revolution

Co-organisers: FAE (Féminisme pour une Autre Europe), Osez le Féminisme, Unis Vers Elles
Speakers: Chiraz Bitrou (Tunisia), Nadia Chaabane (ANC, Al-Massar Party, Tunisia), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL), Josette Rome Chastanet (FAE), Nicoletta Pirotta (FAE, Italy), Monika Karbowska (CADTM), Sissi Vouvou (Syriza), Walter Baier (transform!)
Moderation: Josette Rome Chastanet

Friday, 29 March

09.00 – 11.30

Social appropriation and self-managment

Co-organisers: Association pour l'Autogestion, Rouges et Verts
Speakers: Chantal Delmas (Espaces Marx), a representative of Rouges et Verts, Unionists, Cooperative Movement (Brasil)
Moderation: Chantal Delmas

09.00 – 11.30

What has to be changed in economic logic to meet social, ecological needs and give life to cooperation? An alternative to competitive logic. (in preparation of the Alter Summit)

Co-organiser: CIDEFE
Speakers: Jean-Marie Haribey (scientist council of Attac, France), Hervé Kempf (journalist, author), Søren Bo Søndergaard (GUE/NGL), Paul Fourier (co-animator of International European Space, CGT)
Moderation: Elisabeth Gauthier (Espaces Marx, transform! europe)


transform!'s Finnish member organisation Left Forum (Vasemmistofoorumi) organises the workshop

Learning with the South. Conversations on the global pedagogies of power and transformation. How movements and organizations of the Global North could learn from and with the Global South?

Date and time still to be announced.



transform!'s observer organisation ISW (Institute for Social, Ecological and Economic Studies, Munich, Germany) organises the workshop

Global Climate Justice

Thursday, 28 March, 09.00 – 11.30
Speaker: Helmut Selinger (ISW)


Last changes to the programme are possible.

Venues are still to be communicated.