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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 Two: Proposals and Projects

By Martí Olivella
Barcelona, April 20, 2003


We have to ensure that all new and old Allies obtain a collective vision of all the Alliance’s work to date, which has to be re-assessed.
The following projects are proposed to produce global and collective summaries of Alliance proposals, helping to put such proposals into practice:

  • Project for every workshop to rework its proposals from a cross-cutting point of view, by reading other Proposal Papers and establishing how they are related to their own (example: mountain forum).

  • Projects to set up several summarization teams for the proposals, using several methods and procedures, helping in 2003 to create overall views of the Alliance’s proposals.

  • Project to stimulate participation in the “Forum for the Cross-evaluation of Proposals for a Responsible, Plural and United world”, with a meeting for those who have assessed a large number of proposals - so that every Ally reads, evaluates, comments on, and improves the proposals in the nearly 60 Alliance Proposal Papers and breakthroughs. Besides being a participatory manner of producing a summary of Alliance proposals, it could also contribute to the 2004 WSF.

  • Project for the members of the Forum for the Cross-evaluation of Proposals to associate with each text the analytical maps that have been produced, as another way of providing an overall view.

  • Project for every Ally to assess and comment the “Agenda for the 21st Century,” a summary of proposals drawn up by Pierre Calame. Considering the complexity of the document, could be done through the "delibera" system :

  • Project to edit a summary of the Alliance to be contributed to the 2004 WSF, based on different summarization projects: working online and with a final meeting of the Allies who showed a high level of participation (e.g. by assessing at least 75% of the texts proposed in the cross-evaluation forum, etc.). This final meeting could take place in India, a week before the 2004 WSF, and would also be used to prepare the presentation of the summary at the forum itself. This meeting would be attended both by Alliance members with clear responsibilities, and by people taking active part who either are concerned with specific problems or are working in several areas. In any case, they will be people who have prepared for the meeting beforehand using the common methods proposed.

  • “Young People for a New Earth” Project, inviting teams of young people to take part in articulating the proposals of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd WSF, and of the Alliance. With the support of different foundations, the idea is to create an cross-cultural competition, with the teams presenting the best proposals travelling to India and presenting them at the 2004 WSF. This project could involve youth and student groups. Nova-Cis is coordinating this initiative on a specific Web site :

  • The "30 x 30" Project: a specific, attractive method to draw up summaries would consist in defining collectively the 30 new rules and 30 new alternatives to the 30 rules governing neo-liberal globalization. Between April and July, 2003, an initiative of the UNESCO Chair at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya will be inviting 500 organizations, according to the geocultural proportions established in Lille and the UNESCO Chairs established worldwide, to work on the following questions: 1. the data justifying a change of model; 2. the proposals for new rules, and 3. identification of the campaigns and actions that could be used worldwide to change things. We will see how we can integrate the Alliance’s proposals.

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