Each  Activity and  Action can be declared related to some of the following  broad  Thematic connection space TCS
  ( fields to be added in Activity and Action update form) 


TCS1 Peace & War  & security 

TCS2 Economic Justice

TCS3 Communication Education  Culture

TCS4 Society Diversity ( women and youth empowerment and fight against discriminations) 

TCS5 Democracy & People movements

TCS6 Social Justice

TCS7 Climate & Ecology & Transition

TCS8 Future of Social movements of  WSF & civil society organizing

TCS9 Agrarian Struggles 

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 TCSs : Thematic Connections Spaces in ASPF process 

Choose  your thematic connection spaces / groups   1/ through the  online form  link in the invitation page - or through direct following of links to whatsapp groups  shared in the Asia WSF mobilizing group    


A Thematic Connections Space Group (TCS) in APSF process   is conceived as an “open space “and not as an organic body (so no expression in the name of  a TCS) 

It is not obligatory, to join thematic connections spaces to take part in the APSF event, while it is probably informative and useful 


In a TCS, participants can get organized (*)to have effective on line intercommunication sessions and consistent chatting in between those sessions where to exchange expectations, goals of participation, and intentions for activities and actions and based on this shared info  proceed on functions 1 2 3 below the image.

(*) there can be facilitators  appointed “in the group”  to care about the quality of this exchange process and its documentation etc  )

Image below :  case of use of thematic connnections Spaces  (in bright light blue) by participants in the generation of activities and actions  and build up  of the program of the february 2022 event  

TCS Spaces are  permanently  usable for exchanges and connections 

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 4  Explored Functions for each TCS space during build up of February 2022 event


Based on these intercommunication  sessions, TCS participants can decide to engage, or not, with other specific participants of their choice, with whom they have identified proximities and common intentions,  in building some self-organized activity or public action date, included in mid term lines of action, that one of them will be entrusted to register in the ASF website for the january event. (maybe they can be creating  specific smaller groups indepently of the TFG for those exchanges)

2/ PREPARING  a  preliminary workshop   ( as was done on 21st January) 

The workshop is a participatory round of discusion where proactive participating organizations state some views and their intention of preparing activities/workshops for the February events  and  of announcing actions for 2022

3/ PREPARING  A PANEL  ( as was done on DAY 1 (18th) or 2 (19th ) of February APSF event ) 

Each thematic focus group is proposed to define an inclusive facilitating group for preparing, as a self organized activity (in the name of wide array of organizations present in the TCS  but not in representation of the  TCS), a “thematic  panel” with duration 1h30 during the event ( 9 such panels), where to invite panelists and invite them to describe their views on issues and challenges. This panel is didactic and mediatic and  is not programatic, as TCS are  spaces and not organic groups

4/ PREPARING A NEXT STEPS SHARING ASSEMBLIES ( NSA) (as was done on DAY 3 (20th February) of february event)

Next steps can be suggestions  for the continuity of the APSF process or announcement or announce some actions taken up by some organizations described in the action pages

Participants in some thematic Contact Space  can define an inclusive NSA facilitating group for preparing, as a self organized activity,(in the name of wide array of organizations present in the TCS, but not in representation of the TCS);

The actions shared or proposed by participants in this Next Step  Assembly are expected to be registered and made visible as Action by their initiators in Action page