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Global  WSF process  is  a set of  independent and  autonomous processes that have in common being inspired by the WSF  process initiated  in 2001 in Porto Alegre en Brazil

Global WSF process (GWSF)   is a notion that has been affimed in IC Meeting in Tunis in December 2022

It comprises: 

- WSF process ,  with 15 worldscale events over 22 years, described by WSF principles   as a open space of encounters 
This process is facilitated  by  International Council  IC WSF
For each event there is aslo  a specific  organizaing commitee,   
WSF2024  will be next event 

- Others thematic,  regional, national, social forum processe ,with their respective facilitating committees, that can be applying to be member entities of IC-WSF, in order to contribte wiht their facilitating experience in the WSF process facilitation.  They can also be active in the Cohesive dialogue about Global WSF

see here  a Global WSF calendar of events, distinguishing  social forum  process  events ( cluster of activities held in intercommunication process in a sae short period of time)  and other events ( that are not announcing to be build according to WSF principles, even though tere might be some proximity)  

- Social assembly processes, which are deliberative processes. This is  a new  part of the Global WSFprocess, in exploration development. A first social assembly process is being developed  since Tunis meeting. They can find or develop representation in IC to contribute to the cohesive dialogue

Facilitating committees of each process is deemed to act so that each process in the family respects autonomy of others processes. IC-WSF can be a place where to hold dialogue between those committees present in IC  - Those processes participating voluntarily and constructively in such a Cohesive dialogue in autonomies about GWSF can  be described as GWSF family , which is a subset of GWSF process

As shown in diagram below  a same organization  can participate in,  or can contribute to facilitation of,  various processes in Global WSF

It is also  mainly  through acts of participation of organizations   participating  in them, such as  organizing activities ,  describing initiatives ,  attending sessions of social assemblies, that the processes in the Global WSF  family are being connected together

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See here notes from  a meeting  held in september 2020 convening representatives of 15 faciltation  committes of existing social forum processes

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