From the end of October 2002 to 22nd July 2003,
239 people from 40 coun-tries all over the world registered in
the Forum and 158 evaluated a text.
1.1 PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Many of the people who have registered in the
Forum have provided a brief personal presentation and have told
the remaining participants about their field of work and shared
their personal motivation. We would like to thank all those who
have made it possible because this gives us a better knowledge
of the profile of the participants.
As we can see in the list of thematic areas that
we reproduce next, the sec-tors of origin and motivation of those
who have participated in the Forum are many and varied, although
of special note is the participation of people from associations
This diversity of participation endows the evaluation
of the proposals with an intersectorial character; in their turn,
the statistics show a certain relation between the evaluated texts
and the area of interest of the people regis-tered. Thus, we can
affirm that we had an evaluation of thematic and secto-rial dimensions.
These are the sectors of interest and the professions
of those registered that appear on the registration data:
Cultivator of medicinal plants; Sustainable agriculture; Agri-culture
and democracy; Head of national research laboratory on vegetal
Applied arts artist; Visual artist and university art lecturer;
Storyteller, Buddhist, yoga and art teacher interested in culture
and therapy; Visual arts school education; Writer, composer and
Fair trade, head of communication of an association; Fair trade,
sociologist interested in the organisation of social movements,
inter-national relations and social innovation; Fair trade shop.
Culture, programme co-ordinator; Culture based on humanism and
Defence of human rights; Human rights, jurist and advi-sor; Human
rights; Indigenous rights; League for Rights and Liberties.
DISARMAMENT AND PEACE
Youths for a society of peace; Peace and Chris-tianity; Peace
and peaceful resolution of conflicts; Sociologist and co-ordinator
of an NGO for the development of rural communities, working for
disarmament, human security, salvation of lives and culture of
Human development; Work development, economist; Local development;
Regional development; Development based on solidarity; Sus-tainable
development; French Ministry of Sustainable Development; Special-ist
on planning of urban and regional development.
Alternative finance; Responsible consumption; Social economy and
optometrist; Economy of solidarity; Sustainable economy; Elimination
of poverty; Development of small and medium sized companies; Microfinance;
Inexigís credit; Microfinance, credits; Socio-economic
model; Social respon-sibility of the economic agents; Exchange.
Advice to students, president of association; Doctor in peda-gogy
and animator of Time Banks; Student of international relations;
Head of educational project; Poet and educator: schooling of adults;
Lecturer in ecology; French teacher in the Congo; Lecturer in
international organisa-tions; Post-graduate lecturer; Lecturer
in citizen education; Lecturer in chemistry and pollution issues;
Sociology of education.
Management advisor, nature lover; Advisor in an associa-tion;
Director of an NGO; Director of a foundation; Management of projects
and management of NGOs related to childhood, youth, environment
and citi-zen participation, articulating initiatives between civil
society, companies and national sector; President of NGO; President
World summit on Information Society; Citizen education for the
management of information; Information advisor.
Understanding and intercultural co-operation; Inter-cultural mediators;
Sociologist interested in the organisation of social movements,
intercultural relations and social innovation.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Centre of initiatives and research; Social in-novation, director
and working team of the association; Progress and hu-manity.
YOUTH AND CHILDHOOD
Child support; Childhood, life and education; Poverty, youth support;
Promotion, social and labour inclusion of youths; Workshops of
reflection for youths.
Native Argentinean militant; Ecologist political party militant;
Political party militant and economist; M.N. Peronista militant;
Mu-nicipal president of the Workers’ Party.
Author of the book El Futuro de la Moneda (The Fu-ture of Money);
Social, economic and environmental model – parlour game;
Social money and exchange; Exchange.
Centre for Political Studies; Researcher on political philosophy
and society issues on which he has articles published in specialist
journals; Alternative policies; Social-training policies; Person
responsible for pro-grammes on social policies and environment.
WHO adviser, Cairo; Public health doctor, masters in public health,
co-ordinator of health area, Benin; Ministry for Health, Chile.
CIVIL SOCIETY AND SOCIAL GROUPS
Alliance of computer experts on the impact of computer science
in society; International alliance for the strengthening of citizen
action and civil society in the world; Co-ordinator of the area
of “Rights and Citizenship”; Co-ordinator of the programme
“Glob-alisation, Development and Civil Society”; Co-ordinator
of united NGOs; Space for dialogue and work; Civic Citizenship
Forum; Associate researcher of the Latin American Centre of Social
Ecology; Member of the Blumenau Fo-rum of Social Movements; Promotion
of rural women; Relations with indige-nous people; Volunteering
in general; Volunteering, translation team; Latin American Confederation
and sustainability; Sustainable development, director of a centre;
International sustainable future; Environmental projects: education,
forests, mountains and their dwellers; Lands, agronomy engineer;
Lands and societies.
Economics and Humanism Chair, head of the chair; Professor of
a higher technical school of agricultural engineering; Director
of biotech-nology studies; Lecturer in philosophical anthropology
in Uruguay; Doctor in economic science; Industrial ecology, Australian
university; University spe-cialists in studies on women, vice-president,
sociologist; Student interested in sociology and economic policies;
Student of economics; Research in eco-nomics and prospective;
University reforms monitoring centre; Associate lecturer in research;
Lecturer at the Regional University of Blumenau/SC; Lecturer in
anthropological philosophy; Retired lecturer, specialist in issues
of co-operation-competition, conflicts and social justice; University
lecturer in rural education; Lecturer of the Graduation Programme
on Social Ser-vices; Lecturer, Department of Environmental Studies;
University of Mace-donia; Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
World citizen; Town development adviser; Director of public institution,
multiservices and lawyer; Robotic engineer, computer expert who
does not forget ethics; Retired person concerned about issues
such as pov-erty, injustice, violence, dignity; Senior citizen,
Goethe Institute; Catholic missionary, economist and student of
education science; Photojournalist ex-pert in methodologies for
international lectures and forums; Social worker.