Photo by DEEEP (Joel)

Photo by DEEEP (Joel)

Somos Más has been one of the voices and operational supporters of the Global Citizen Movement Conference, a central event of the International Civil Society Week (check #CivilSocietyWeek on Twitter) to encourage connectivity and collaboration between actors and citizens working for social justice by establishing and reinforce transcontinental networks.

The conference, held the 11 and 12 of November in Johannesburg – South Africa, has brought together more than 200 civil society representatives and activists. For two days we have shared a vision for a brighter future, while discussing and elaborating on how to link local people’s struggles to a global movement, create a coordinated strategy or learning from experience and reinvent approaches to emancipatory learning.

We had the privilege of acting as facilitators using Open Space Technology and worked with the DEEP Project and Concord (the project organizers along with CIVICUS and GCAP) in the development of the online participation strategy and implementation. We’re proud of being part of making the whole process more open and inclusive.

These discussions have been reflected in a framing document called “The Johannesburg Compass: Questions and Orientations” for the establishment of a global citizen’s movement, along with the suggestions made by internet users.

Photo by DEEEP (Joel)

Photo by DEEEP (Joel)

This event has been the kick off of a two-year process, with two more conferences and online activities on their way of which we’re also making part of. A process that we hope can lead to a world where values such as justice, modesty, participation and diversity substitute money, standardisation, efficiency and consumption – igual).Photo by DEEEP (Joel)Somos Más has been one of the voices and operational supporters of the Global Citizen Movement Conference, a central event of the International Civil Society Week (check #CivilSocietyWeek on Twitter) to encourage connectivity and collaboration between actors and citizens working for social justice by establishing and reinforce transcontinental networks.

The conference, held the 11 and 12 of November in Johannesburg – South Africa, has brought together more than 200 civil society representatives and activists. For two days we have shared a vision for a brighter future, while discussing and elaborating on how to link local people’s struggles to a global movement, create a coordinated strategy or learning from experience and reinvent approaches to emancipatory learning.

We had the privilege of acting as facilitators using Open Space Technology and worked with the DEEP Project and Concord (the project organizers along with CIVICUS and GCAP) in the development of the online participation strategy and implementation. We’re proud of being part of making the whole process more open and inclusive.

These discussions have been reflected in a framing document called “The Johannesburg Compass: Questions and Orientations” for the establishment of a global citizen’s movement, along with the suggestions made by internet users.

Photo by DEEEP (Joel)This event has been the kick off of a two-year process, with two more conferences and online activities on their way of which we’re also making part of. A process that we hope can lead to a world where values such as justice, modesty, participation and diversity substitute money, standardisation, efficiency and consumption – igual).