Global Conference: Building a Global Citizens Movement

DEEEP, Global Education Magazine

In order to encourage connectivity and collaboration between actors and citizens working for social justice, DEEEP will organize a yearly conference in collaboration with CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizens Participation and GCAP – Global Call to Action against Poverty.

The overall aim of this conference is to initiate a global coalition for citizen’s empowerment for change, which will grow and become consolidated over two years.

The objectives are:

a. Vision: Exchange, and possibly agree, on a joint narrative of the world we want, and the world we don’t want;

b. Linking: Establish and reinforce cross-continental networks towards a global movement of citizens for change;

c. Learning: share approaches and practices on emancipatory campaigning and learning.

The conference is considered as an ongoing process for the 200 participants so that they can get involved and engage with the issues over a long-time frame.


Date: 11/12 November 2013

Place: Johannesburg (venue to be confirmed)

Participation and programme: To participate in the conference, please fill in the online form. Note that there is a limited availability, participants will be selected through a screening process: we have 200 places and approximatively 130 travel grants available. You will receive a confirmation email from Jennifer Brown once we have received your registration. If you have registered and, after 24 hours have not received a confirmation from Jennifer, please can you contact her ( [email protected].) so we can rectify the problem.

If you want to learn more about the conference and the selection, read the concept note carefully. The programme can also be found in the document.

The Civil Society Week: From 8 to 15 November, a number of other Civil Society events will take place in Johannesburg. If you want to keep engaging with this global movement and join the other events, have a look at CIVICUS website.

Please note that due to budgetary constraints, the official communication and the main language during the conference will be English. However, language must not be a limitation and during the event we encourage multilingual participants to help others whenever a difficulty of understanding arises. Being a global citizen also entails crossing language barriers in a spirit of solidarity.

For any further question, please contact our advocacy officer, Maarten Coertjens.

CIVICUS, CONCORD, DEEEP, GCAP, Global Education Magazine

The conference is supported by the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation.

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