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“Fresh” news on the Bangalore Assembly in August 2010

Gustavo MarinJohn Anugraha, 20 September 2010

Newly arrived from Bangalore, John Anugraha and Gustavo Marín pass on to us a quick overview of the activities and development of the Asian Citizens’ Assembly. About 300 participants - 80% of whom were young people - from some 20 countries went through an intense experience of exchanges and discovery, on the background of which was the construction of a citizen vision for Asia and the setting of new aims for the Assembly + read more




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Citizens’ Movements in Europe : a new parliament, a new beginning ?

Matthieu Calame, 2 September 2009

In 2009, the election of the new, deeply renewed European Parliament –65% new parliamentarians- has allowed European civic networks to express what they expect of Europe much more precisely. What is missing in Europe is not precisely movements. On the contrary, these compete to exist, to lead, while they are still amazingly dispersed. Next year the European Assembly will have the chance to pull the different movements together and to make contact with new parliamentarians + read more




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2010-2011 Activities

Francois Soulard, 30 January 2011

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Pictures of Whakatane Summer Assembly


Here are about sixty images taken during the Oceanian Assembly of Whakatane - New Zealand in January 2011 and shot by the cameras of Betsan Martin, Russell Diabo and Aroha Mead + access to media



Southern Cone

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The Assembly at Iquique successfully finished its first citizen construction initiative

Francois SoulardGustavo Marin, 17 December 2010

The First Citizens’ Assembly of the Southern Cone has just come to an end, after three days of uninterrupted exchanges, parties, citizens’ caravans and artistic expressions. Finally, we can say that the Assembly managed to achieve its first mobilization and debate initiative with the presence of a very diverse group of actors from the Southern Cone and more. Participants expressed a global satisfaction with the general atmosphere and the intensity of the exchanges + read more




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Second Mediterranean Assembly Meeting in Tunis, December 1 to 4, 2011

Mediterranean Citizens Assembly, 4 December 2011

The citizen dynamics, which will necessarily maintain itself over time, underline once more the community of destiny that unites the citizens of the North, the South and the East of the Mediterranean. Through their diversity, they are reviving the real and promising meanings of democracy and citizenship. + read more



Sahel Saharan

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First Sahel-Saharan Citizens Assembly in Ayoun - Mauritania, October 4-6, 2010

Francois SoulardGustavo Marin, 17 December 2010

The Sahel-Saharan Citizens’ Assembly recently ended on October 7, 2010 in the historical town of Ayoun, in Mauritania. There were about a hundred participants, with strong Senegalese participation and a small but very active Mali presence. The participants clearly felt that we had just gone through an unprecedented meeting, that the Sahel-Saharan Assembly process is a new and long adventure to make citizens architects of their own destiny + read more




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Capitalizing the first phase of Mali’s Citizens’ Assembly

Coordination Team of the Malian Assembly, 3 May 2010

This stage report picks up again on the key issues from Mali’s Assembly’s and provides a first panorama of the viewpoints from those Mali’s citizens who have been mobilized during this first cycle of dialogs. It is based on the methodological bet made by its organization team: an approach to the diversity, values, challenges, proposals, strategies and commitments expressed by the participants + read more




Towards the 2010 Citizens assemblies in the Southern Cone : historical milestones of a journey

Gustavo Marin, 5 February 2009

Transcription of the interview to Gustavo Marin in Antofagasta in April, 2007. Retrospectives on international action leading to citizens’ assemblies : the Alliance for a responsible, plural and united world, the World Citizens’ Assembly, the search for new regulations to overcome current systems’ limitations. The text was published in the Chilean edition of Monde Diplomatique – April, 2008 + read more