updated infos about
program, dates and locations in the news-blog.
Details on the migrationrelated
networking-meeting and "cross-over"-events on 3rd of June and our participation
in the alternative summit
The sunday (3rd of June) will start with a big opening event from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. It will be organised as a debate "about perspectives in and
beyond Europe". A first input will be presented by a german unionist,
followed by critical comments and remarks from other social movements
(anti-war-network, precarity-network ...). And Lucille Daumas from attac
in Marocco and very much involved in the activities against the
externalisation of EU-migration-control to North-Africa, will represent
the migrationrelated networks on this podium.
The debate should work as a "cross-over" event, leading together the
various social movements, and in the same time it should introduce into
the respective networking meetings and forums, which will follow at sunday
Migrationrelated networking meeting
The migrationrelated networking meeting will start at 2 p.m., probably in
a school in rostock, which is already now used as convergence center. We
want to start with a very brief plenary (maximum for one hour until 3
p.m.), where we want to present the respective workshops and the aims and
expsectations of this networking meeting.
Our main interest is to meet in really "horizontal discussions" with very
brief inputs (and not long presentations!), with a main focus on common
discussions in a hopefully transnational composition.
Until now about 10 migrationrelated workshops are under preparation, for
example: legalisation; racist police violence; "lager" and borderregime;
deportations and readmission programs; precariousness and migration;
remittances and development ... Various groups or persons took the
responsibilities to coordinate and prepare the respective topics.
The main intention at least in some of the workshops is to overcome a mere
information-exchange, rather to discuss about transnational campaigns and
concrete interventions. Of course more time is needed in such a
perspective, so these workshops will be organised as double slots until
And we just think for a final common plenary about transnational campaigns
and communication in the evening of the sunday, where we want to bring
together the concrete results of some of the workshops.
We want to stress again, that we see this meeting in the continuation of
transnational gatherings during last two years in the frame of european
and world social forums, the conference in Rabat and the actionday at 7th
of October 2006. So the workshops should offer first of all the
opportunity to strengthen and to deepen the networking processes by
identifying focal campaigns on a transnational level.
Additionally the option is given to continue a few workshops in the frame
of the alternative summit. This counter-conference will start on the
evening of 5th of June, and Madjiguene Cisse, a famous former sans papier
activist in France and engaged in womens-projects in Senegal now, will be
a main speaker in the opening plenary.
Moreover a socalled "middle-podium" (8 bigger events about various topics
during wednesday, 6th of June, are planned) is under preparation, which
will focus to the structural background of flight and migration in Africa
and East-Europe. Some guests from various african and east-european
countries will take part on it.