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Alliance 21: Making Another World Possible
Evaluations, Visions, Proposals, and Projects
Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World
April 2003

The first three parts :

- Evaluation and Vision of the Future
- Proposals and Projects
- Report on the Participatory Process Used for the Evaluation and Future of the Alliance :


- The second stage of the Alliance

 

Part Three :

Report on the Participatory Process Used for the Evaluation
and Future of the Alliance

EIFE and delibera.info-alliance e-forums, and Porto Alegre Meeting
March 2002 - April 2003

1. Description of the dialogue process

2002 (FEBRUARY-DECEMBER)

* BEGINNING OF THE DIALOGUE ON THE EIFE e-FORUM * February 28, 2002

On February 28, 2002, a DIALOGUE was opened on the EIFE e-forum for the evaluation of the Alliance and for collective deliberations in view of building a new common strategic horizon. In addition to the 100 persons already subscribed to the EIFE e-forum, a number of persons who in Lille had expressed their interest in this project signed on to the forum, bringing the number of persons involved to about 160.

* FIRST STEP: EVALUATION * March 15, 2002

Participants were invited to consider the following questions:

- What conclusions do we draw from the first stage of the Alliance, which started out from the Platform in 1993, and from the experience of the regional, socioprofessional, or thematic workshops in which we were involved?
- with respect to the Alliance Assembly, 2000-2001
- and to the World Citizens Assembly in Lille 2001.

* SUMMARY OF THE FIRST EVALUATIONS * March 5, 2002

By early May, a number of evaluations on the Alliance and a number of proposals on future orientations had been sent in. The e-forum had 160 persons subscribed to it, out of which 39 had sent a total of 63 contributions: from America (15 persons), Europe (14 persons), Asia (2 persons), and Africa (8 persons).

Summaries were drawn up featuring the key ideas on the following points:
1. General evaluation of the Alliance, Alliance Assembly, and World Citizens Assembly of Lille
2. New management of the Alliance
3. Some proposals for the future

* CALL FOR INITIATIVES * May 14, 2002

On this date, the FPH announced its Call for Initiatives as its contribution to the new stage of the Alliance.

* ASSESSMENT OF THE DIALOGUE: POINTS OF AGREEMENT AND OF DISAGREEMENT * July 4, 2002

After a period of deliberation and exchange of ideas on the e-forum, the points of agreement and of disagreement were sought for the different themes. All of the ideas collected from the summaries and a few that came in later were presented on the "delibera" forum, grouped into 9 texts (and 1 more, specific to Africa) for appraisal.
As of early July in Spanish and as of August also in English and in French, participants were able to provide their appraisals and comments (and consult those of the other participants) in the Forum on the evaluation and future of the Alliance (http://www.delibera.info/alianza).

The ideas resulting from the contributions were organized into 10 texts:

1. General evaluation of the Alliance
2. Evaluation of the coordination
3. Evaluation of the World Citizens Assembly in Lille
4. On the new organization of the Alliance
5. On financing
6. On communication and participation
7. On the Proposal Papers
8. On the application of the proposals and their relationship with other initiatives
9. On the Alliance facing global challenges
10. Evaluation and proposals of the Alliance in Africa

* SECOND STAGE OF THE DIALOGUE *

* CONSULTATION ON A PROPOSAL TO INVITE THE REST OF THE ALLIES *
September 11, 2002

From late February to early August, about 40 persons had participated in the DIALOGUE by sending 118 messages to the EIFE e-forum. At the beginning of August, a second stage began.

Appraisals on www.delibera.info/alianza, where 37 people were already signed up, 30 of which had made appraisals and had contributed a total of 128 comments.

Also, given the wealth of the proposals presented and of their virtue for the future of the Alliance, a consultation was opened to all the participants in the EIFE e-forum on whether the rest of the Allies should be invited to give their appraisal on "delibera" (Text 11: Consultation on inviting all the Allies to participate in this deliberation forum)

* APPRAISAL OPENED UP TO THE REST OF THE ALLIES * October 15, 2002

In early September, given that most of the answers to the consultation on the enlargement to the rest of the Allies for the appraisal of the Alliance ("delibera") had been favorable, all the Allies were invited to participate in the * Forum on the evaluation and future of the Alliance * ("delibera"), in a message posted on the recently created e-mail information list of the Alliance (info@forums.alliance21.org),
The evaluation round was prolonged until early November 2002.

* NEW PROPOSAL FOR A DIALOGUE * October 17, 2002

Evaluations continued while a new text was posted for appraisal on "delibera" of a Charter of Principles of the Alliance written by Pierre Johnson (Text 12).

* TEXTS FOR APPRAISAL OFFERED IN “WORD” FORMAT * October 29, 2002

In case participation through the Internet presented a problem for some people, the possibility was offered to carry out the appraisals of the texts in questionnaires sent in a Word document.

2003 (JANUARY - APRIL)

* MEETING OF ALLIES IN PORTO ALEGRE * February 11, 2003

On the occasion of the Third World Social Forum, several Allies met in Porto Alegre and elaborated a few proposals for the future of the Alliance. The proposals were sent to the EIFE e-forum to gather the opinion of the rest of the participants.
A first round collected opinions on these proposals, favorable or not, in order to submit them to further appraisal later, along with the other initiatives.

* CONTRIBUTION OF THE ALLIANCE TO THE WSF 2003 * February 11, 2003

As was also proposed in the Porto Alegre meeting, the members of the EIFE e-forum were invited to fill out a short form on their participation (if applicable) in the World Social Forum 2003, in order to give visibility to all the work of the Alliance in this WSF.

* PROPOSAL  BY PIERRE CALAME: THE SECOND STAGE OF THE ALLIANCE * March 14, 2003
Pierre Calame presented a proposal for the second stage of the Alliance.

* PROPOSAL BY MARTÍ OLIVELLA: ALLIANCE 21 * March 28, 2003

Martí Olivella presented the document Alliance 21 on: the proposals raised at the WSF 2003 and the comments received on the EIFE e-forum. He announced a second document on the EIFE e- forum and the appraisals made on the "delibera" Web site in the course of 2002.

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