12th Asia-Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF12) on “Building New Solidarities: Working for Inclusive, Just and Equal Alternatives in Asia & Europe”
On 18-19 October 2018, the 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM12) will take place in Brussels hosted by the European Commission. Heads of State and Government from across Asia and Europe will meet to discuss their future priorities and plans. Similar to ASEM12, the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) will hold its 12th biennial People’s Forum on 19-21 October 2018.
AEPF12 will tackle strategies on major themes which represent AEPF’s hopes for citizens of Europe & Asia:
- Food Sovereignty & Resources Justice
- Climate Justice & Just Transition
- Trade Justice & Corporate Accountability
- Social Justice for a Democratic, Participatory & Transformative Social Protection
- Democratization, Human Rights & Migration
- Peace-building & Human Security
Progress towards the realisation of these People’s Visions, or Alternatives, is at the heart of a way out of the multiple crises confronting people, states and institutions. The multiple crises, which have been caused by the policies of many governments have generated increasing social polarization between states and peoples. These crises are exacerbating poverty, inequality, joblessness, intolerance and the raise of populism. We are increasingly experiencing corporations structuring and determining our lives and livelihoods. Many citizens are responding by developing local initiatives. AEPF is looking to encourage and strengthen cooperation and solidarity of these people-centred networks and activities.
AEPF12 will be an exciting series of interlinked dialogues, workshops, actions, policy debates and open spaces. More here.