The World Social Forum of Transformative Economies in Barcelona
Description: The World Social Forum of Transformative Economies (WSFTE) is the process of convergence of different local and international movements from the alternative economy: the feminist economies, agroecology and food sovereignty, the commons, the social and solidarity economy, the climate justice. The main objective is to bring together social movements and projects which share the will to put people and the environment at the centre of the economy, to put an end to an economy based on extraction, growth, competition and market, and to struggle towards collaborative, resilient societies which develop strategic alliances and actions through working together. The event will be from 25th to the 28th June in Barcelona, the goal is to share good practices through workshops and other activities.
Type of Work: Volunteers will cover different and diverse positions during the event as well as some days previous and after the event. Amongst the positions to be covered are: registration and welcome desk, Info desks, merchandising sale point, meal tickets sale point, room preparation for conferences, assistant to the hallman, general assembly and disassembly of the venues, distribution of simultaneous translation receivers, linguistic accompaniment, etc. Outside the shift, volunteers will be able to attend conferences.
Study Theme: Volunteers will acquire the knowledge of what the transformative economies are and the movements representing them. They will also be able to meet first-hand the representatives of the organisations within theses movements and share with them experiences and good practices.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a flat in the heart of Barcelona city. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns previous and after the Forum. During the Forum, lunch will be covered by the WSFTE organisers through a system of exchangeable tickets in the restaurant area.
Requirements: Strong motivation to learn about alternative and transformative economies. Experience of participation or activism in one of the movements of the transformative economies will be a plus. Having been involved in the organisation of a big international event and within a multicultural context is also advisable.
Approximate Location: Barcelona
Notes: Yes, it is in Barcelona, but please don't apply if it only makes you think about sangria and discoballs! Volunteering is a serious commitment and it needs to be taken as such.