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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


One of the future Alliance projects presented as a way of pooling common efforts is related to the 2010 World Citizens Parliament. There are several present and future projects related to this subject. There is a World Parliament 21 discussion forum (WP21), the Web site and the archive can be consulted and one can subscribe at:
The WP21 team proposes that the 2010 World Parliament Project could favor the articulation of the Alliance itself and, in turn, its relation to the WSF.

In general, this new period of the Alliance involves the challenge of a change in scale—integrating local, thematic, or socioprofessional aspects, with a new way of contributing to planetary change processes, including the 2010 World Parliament.

  • Project for institutional transformation. For the WSF to be able to propose, maintain, and start up effective institutional changes, really transforming our decision-making processes and our society. There are different initiatives and processes that have been discussed in the WP21 Forum.

- The Global Democracy Experiment could be used to consider and discuss specific proposals presented before the WSF, to be included in its process.

- Several proposals or initiatives could be published on a Web site to be promoted once they have been appraised, thus excluding only those that have been considered to be unsatisfactory through a negative vote. Therefore, a set of proposals could emerge with general support, as part of the work aimed at creating a WP.

- The Simultaneous Policy,, could provide us with a mechanism and strategy to obtain approval and the effective application of all the initiatives having obtained general support.

We could also use a preparatory process for a World Parliament attempting to influence, campaign for, and support the programme of actions or proposals arising from the WSF process. In fact, if we feel that in 2004 we are ready to announce the start of a campaign for a World Parliament or a more democratic global governance system, the Indian WSF may be the best time and place to do so.

  • Project for integrating the local into the global: There is a lot of interest among participants in the electronic WP forum in the idea of organizing Local and Regional Assemblies, task-force processes and communities of ideas, etc., in order to prepare for a WP. We could advance on the basis of the activities in progress in the Alliance, in cooperation or association with the WSF, to establish the bases for the WP and create more responsible, effective, and legitimate institutions based on people’s participation.
  • WSF preparation project: the Alliance has to aim at a huge presence at the WSF, but we have to design an independent strategic plan and orientation according to the indications of Alliance members. Therefore, if the WSF is not fully satisfactory, we would be in a position to plan our own development.

The Alliance has to promote discussions of the Proposal Papers throughout the WSF, and its workshop and task-force coordinators will have to work together to integrate these proposals so that they are clearly a part of a cohesion process represented by the Alliance. As this new stage of the Alliance evolves, we should create a general structure through which to integrate and present all Alliance work and activities, aimed at coming closer to social transformation. We have to establish a well defined process and create this general structure.

In fact, the above could work quite well through the preparation of the Constitutional Assembly for a World Parliament to be held in 2010 or even earlier, if we are ready. The general structure could include the continuous evolution of both the Alliance and the World Parliament.

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