Agenda of GPR2C European Meeting, Barcelona

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GPR2C Team

European Regional Meeting

Barcelona, Spain, 2-3 April 2016

Place: University of Barcelona – Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes 585

http://www.ub.edu/comint/espais/es/localitzacio.html

Objectives:

  • Presentation of the GPR2C
  • Exchange & debate on current R2C struggles and proposals at European/regional level
  • Agreements on action plans for 2016-2018

GPR2C STATEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

PROPOSED AGENDA 

Saturday, 2 April 2016

8:30-9:00 hs. Registration

9:00-9:30 hs. Welcome and general introduction

Meeting agenda and methodology, participants, expected outcomes

Moderators: Rodrigo (GPR2C) and Irene (ODESC) – 15´each

9:30-10:45 hs. Plenary Session I: Introduction to the GPR2C

Background information, work done so far, next planned steps

Speakers: Nelson (Polis Institute/GPR2C) and Eva (University of Coimbra)– 20´each

Questions & answers 20´ in total

Definition and introduction of three working groups (themes, participants, moderators and rapporteurs, questions for debate)

Speakers: Cesare (IAI/GPR2C) and Lorena (HIC/GPR2C) – 15´ in total

10:45-11:00 hs. Coffee-Tea break and organization of the working groups

11:00-13:30 hs.      Working groups I: The Right to the City in Europe and the region (Part I)

Perspectives, struggles and proposals from social movements, civil society organizations, international networks, academics

Key questions for debate: How to build a solidary and democratic city? Which articulations, dialogues, actions?

Build on common strategies & main actions (incl. mobilization, networking and

alliances, advocacy, research and capacity-building, communication).

Three simultaneous working groups:

  1. Democracy, the city by and for the inhabitants; self-managed and autonomic spaces, etc.
  2. Financialization/privatization of social/public housing and public spaces, etc.
  3. Right to housing and Right to the City, public services, etc.

Each group should define moderators and rapporteurs from within its participants.

13:30-14:30 hs. Lunch

14:30-16:00 hs. Plenary Session II: The Right to the City – An European Action Plan (Part I)

Presentation from the Rapporteurs of the three working groups  15´each

Debate on common strategies, main actions (mobilization, networking and

alliances, advocacy, research and capacity-building, communication)  45´

Moderators: Cesare (IAI/GPR2C) and Lorena (HIC/GPR2C)

16:00-16:15 hs. Coffee-Tea break

16:15-18:00 hs. Plenary Session II (continues)

Presentation from CSIPD-UCLG 15´

Questions and debate – 75´

Presentation of the next day  15´

Moderators: Gustave (AITEC) and Irene (ODESC)?

 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

8:30-9:00 hs. Registration

9:00-9:15 hs. Plenary: Recap from day 1 and agenda for the day

Moderators: Rodrigo (GPR2C)

9:15-11:15 hs. Working groups II: The Right to the City in Europe and the region (Part II)

Perspectives, struggles and proposals from social movements, civil society organizations, international networks, academics, local governments

Three simultaneous working groups:

  1. Competitive vs. Solidary cities, social and solidary economy, non-formal workers.
  2. All forms of expulsions and evictions, repression, refugee and migrants.
  3. City-region food systems & urban/rural relationships at the heart of the R2C.

Each group should define moderators and rapporteurs among its participants.

11:15-11:30 hs. Coffe-Tea break

11:30-13:30 hs. Plenary Session III: The Right to the City – An European Action Plan (Part II)

Presentation from the Rapporteurs of the three working groups  15´each

Debate on common strategies & main actions – 75´

Moderators: European Coalition for the Right to Housing and the Right to the City

13:30-14:30 hs. Lunch

14:30-16:30 hs. Plenary Session IV: The Right to the City, the Urban Agenda & the public policies

Short presentations & debate – Some topics to be addressed:

* Evaluation & discussion on the Habitat III process, our concerns/expectations for the Urban Agenda – 40´

* People’s Alternative Social Forum & other related events (Quito, October 2016) – 40´

* Other key moments/scenarios at European/Mediterranean/International level for 2016-18 (Amsterdam, Milan, etc.) – 40´

Moderators: Gustave (AITEC) and Magali (CSIPD-UCLG)

Speakers: Álvaro (HIC/GPR2C), Alison/Victoria (WIEGO/GPR2C), Nelson (Polis/GPR2C), Patrick (Plaine Commune/GPR2C), Soha (IAI/GPR2C), Rita (European Coalition)

16:30-17:00 hs. General evaluation and closure

 


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