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ABOUT SOCIAL FORUM  DYNAMICS, AS AN INTERCOMMUNICATION PROCESS

 

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Four elements  to consider,  in order to  grow,  through presences, activities, news, initiatives, an inspiring  decentralized intercommunication process, between participant organizations  inside the social forum open space. Horizontality, diversity, own speech,  , voluntary acts of participation, reflecting coperations and alliances 

A  PROPOSED GENERIC DESCRIPTION OF SOCIAL FORUM INTERCOMMUNICATION DYNAMICS 
Text below is equivalent to what is in the diagram  above

See links about implementation at the bottom of the page
An image/diagram  to trigger questions and exchanges about the social forum 

This is generic  it can be used  dialogically to discuss about WSF process,  or  about APSF process ,or other social forum processes ( eg India SF process or Iraq sf process  etc

Describing  the 4 corners of the diagram

1/ FACILITATING COLLECTIVE

This collective  is formed by orgnizations and movements  who are also proactive participant in the  process ,  it is Implementing formats (activities, initiatives ,  news) , moments ( event) and platforms( mutual visibilty   and why and how articipate info )  to host participation +inviting to participate,

As collective, the facilitation  it is not producing contents beyond participation narrative : What is social forum, whay and how participate in it   Sending General + specific invitations to come in the space to the:

2/ PROACTIVE PARTICIPANT ORGANIZATIONS

Producing contents : 

Announcing presence, activities & initiatives

Boadcasting their news from the forum

Inviting to dialogues Inviting to initiatives

Communicating among themselves

Who may contribute to facilitation collective

Who are Making Accumulated announcements with their contents  which are building a:  

 

3/ MUTUAL HORIZONTAL VISIBILITY  IN THE FORUM DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL SPACE
This mutual visiblity make the space of encounter  described in the WSF principles point1   become a perceived reality 

All participants can see  "who is ithe open space" and "who makes which act of particiation in the intercommunication process, . Visibilty is permanently  fed by the diversity of  Announcements of activities & initiatives and News from the forum: This visibility makes the space-process appear clear, rich, and relevant for  the  particiants 

4/ REACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

Receiving General invitation  to come in the  open space & a  Participant guide from facilitation collective

Coming in the space, Reading news 

Participating in activities

Particiating in initiatives

who may becomie proactive organizations

Communicating among themselves

Who may Contribute for facilitation through volunteering 

NOTE ABOUT  DISTINCTION BETWEEN "REACTIVE" AND "PROACTIVE" ORGANIZATIONS   in a possibly continuously expanding   intercommunication dynamics,  "reactive participants" soon get empowered by the  stimulating example of the proactive  organizations,  the activities, initiatives and news of which  they can see in the mutual visbilty platform ,  and soon enough they become  proactive ( see the upward diagonal blue arrow going from reactive to proactive) . 

They are  being replaced by newcomer organizations  that have bee invited  through facilitation commmittee  or have received news, from  official  media  or alternative media coverage , or news circulatd by  participant organizations.

 They take a time of  reactive observation  and  might become proactive too.

 

Generically,  all participating organizations  : 

  • Prepare activities/meetings with others, and attend  activities meeting prepared by others 

  • Announce  initiatives with others,    and support  initiatives /announcemetns / declaration of others

  • Publish their "news from the forum" which are being given a  social forum URL  and will  give access to  the diversity of the forum besides showing specific news

  • Learn about  how to participate in the intercommunication process  according  to their expectations and goals,   and learn from each others organizig experience about activities, initiatives, and news

  • Gettig close to this generic self activation of participants  is a target for the action of facilitation committee,

5/ RESULTING INTERCOMMUNICATION PROCESS DYNAMICS (at the center of diagram)

This is  how , with 4 elements described in the 4 corners of this diagram,  the social forum idea  described in  wsf principles  gets concretized, through a diversity acts of participation and facilitation tasks, as a dynamic PROCESS of self organized INTERCOMMUNICATIONS  between collective civil society actors ( organizations),  FOR DIALOGUE (ACTIVITIES)  AND ACTIONS  (INITIATIVES) in a space & process described by a reference document (WSF principles) 

WAYS OF DIGITAL  IMPLEMENTATION  OF APSF INTERCOMMUNICATION PROCESS

How to use the  APSF site 

WAYS OF DIGITAL  IMPLEMENTATION  of WSF INTERCOMMUNICATION SPACE / PROCESS

How to use the join.wsforum.net site 

How to use the nepal  wsf2024  website

  • Showing organization participation

  • Showing  activities proposed by organizations

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Asocial forum  is an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action, by groups and movements. of civil society that .......

PROACTIVE PARTICIPATION POSSIBILITIES, TOWARDS AND BEYOND WSF2024

 

Possibilities for making your organizatin visible and proactive in the WSF process  or APSF process according to the WSF participation goals  it may have discussed 

Possibilities for exchanging informally with oter organizations about  whay and how participate  in  wsf process - making the rganisaitn visible  ,  annoucing  activiities and inintiaitve  along a roadmap towards  WSF2024 event and beyond 

Image below shows a series of tiime lines  between June 23 and end of 24 ) of acts orf participation  planned  after formulation of  participation goals /expectatins discussed between several organizaions A B C  identifying some case by case common  goals ,  like  organizing an assembly or  facilitating a common focus space

 

acts of participatiàn are  activities/meetings, ( orange rectangles)  initiatives/annuncements   ( green reactanglies ) news   ( yellow)  

A generic timeline of tasks is given at the lower part of the image

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