Building Together an Online Global Dialogue for Systemic Change

We are living in an unprecedented global crisis that requires a deep reflection, rethinking and dialogue among activists, organizations and social movements around the world. Critical strategies are essential, to deal with the current crises and to shape what comes next.

More than ever we need to share analysis, experiences, ideas and alternatives, in the face of growing health, social, economic, political and environmental crises. 

Many networks, organizations, and social movements are engaged in national, regional, continental and worldwide discussions on the challenges in front of us.

The aim of the Global Dialogue for Systemic Change is to support this process, creating stronger links among activist groups and social movements, and bringing in a wider range of activists and organisations from Africa, Asia, South and North America and Europe. It is not our ambition to replace or attempt to centralize the multiple valuable initiatives already underway. 

Over the next few months we will organise webinars in different languages addressing the key issues in our struggle for systemic change. The webinars will explore the main tasks, demands and alternatives that are needed at local, national and global levels to strengthen the connectivity and solidarity of movements, to forge a future for the people and for nature,  and to overcome neoliberal globalization, capitalism, extractivism, patriarchy, xenophobia, authoritarianism, anthropocentrism, racism and militarism.

Each webinar will be co-organized by a different group of organisations and movements, based in different regions of the world. We will provide simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish, gradually in other languages. The webinars will be streamed live through social media. encouraging interaction between participants of different countries, social sectors, genders and ages. Recordings of the webinars will be subtitled in several languages and diffused on websites and social media.

The online Global Dialogue for Systemic Change will also serve as a multilingual portal for communicating and sharing activities with similar aims.

The webinar series will build up towards online assemblies of the network. This participative process will facilitate stronger collaboration and interconnection in the emergency period of lockdown, in the transitional period and in the future.

Supporting organisations
A growing number of social movements and organisations are joining this initiative. The first signatures received so far include the following:

  • Acao Educativa
  • Ação Franciscana de Ecologia e Solidariedade – AFES / Brazil
  • Accion ecologica
  • Agence de promotion des cultures et du voyage
  • AIDC
  • Alternatives systémiques
  • AlterPiana
  • AOI
  • Arab campaign for education
  • Arci Liguria
  • ARCS
  • Articulacion Feminista Marcosur
  • Association Bouillabaisse Turfu / France
  • Association pour la défense des droits à l’eau et à l’assainissement
  • Associazione Culturale Punto Rosso
  • ATTAC France
  • ATTAC Italia
  • ATTAC Japan
  • ATTAC Quebec
  • Camargo Foundation
  • Coletivo 660 Brazil
  • Collectif Tenir bon ! –
  • Comitato Arci La Spezia
  • Commission Justice & Peace / Brazil
  • Consejo de Educación Popular de América Latina y el Caribe – CEAAl
  • Cultura è Libertà
  • Echanges & Partenariats
  • Edge Funders Alliance
  • Europe solidaire sans frontières (ESSF)
  • Fairwatch
  • Focus on the Global South
  • Fondation Danielle Mitterrand
  • Forum Social Maghreb
  • Forum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Sociaux (FTDES)
  • Fundacion Solon
  • Gernika Gogoratuz
  • GGJ
  • Global Campaign for Education
  • Global Justice Now (UK)
  • Global Tapestry of Alternatives
  • Global University for Sustainability
  • Gruppo Italiano Dialogo Globale
  • IFE Italia
  • Iglesia y minerias / Brazil
  • Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
  • Instituto Cidades Sustentáveis / Brazil
  • Intercoll
  • International Democracy Watch
  • International Network Committee
  • IPAM (France)
  • Karibu Foundation
  • KCTU
  • Laura Flanders Show
  • Moroccan Forum for Alternatives South (FMAS)
  • Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano
  • Plate-forme Altermondialiste
  • Plate-Forme Nationale des Organisations de la Société civile de Madagascar
  • Platerforme altermondialiste –
  • Programa de las Américas
  • Réseau intercontinental de promotion de l’économie sociale solidaire
  • Resistencia civile
  • RLS
  • Serviço Interfranciscano de Justiça, Paz e Ecologia – SINFRAJUPE / Brazil
  • Siemenpuu Foundation
  • Stop the Wall Campaign
  • Systemic Alternatives
  • Tamilnadu Organic Farmers Federation
  • Teacher Creativity Center / Palestine
  • The Great Transition Collective / Collectif La Grande transition / Québec
  • Thought Partnerships
  • Towards Organic Asia
  • Transform Europe
  • Transnational Institute (TNI)
  • Un Ponte Per
  • UNFP (union nationale des forces populaires)
  • Universidad y Compromiso Social, Sevilla, España
  • Wretched of the Earth

With support from: