Publikation Inequality / Social Struggles - Social Movements / Organizing - North Africa World Social Forum in Tunisia 2013 and 2015 – Reflections and Expectations

Christian Schröder analyses the WSF 2013 and provides recommendations for improvement. Publication of the RLS North-Africa office.



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Christian Schröder,


Mai 2014


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The 2013 World Social Forum (WSF) was held in Tunisia (26-30 of March), for the first time in the Arab world. The choice of location was no surprise as it was Tunisia that had started the domino effect of Arab uprisings. In its meeting in Casablanca in December 2013, the International Council (IC) of the WSF has chosen Tunis again as the location for the 2015 edition.

How do young activists from the region evaluate the 2013 edition and what do they expect from the upcoming one? During the Tunisian Youth Social Forum (27-30 March 2014), the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) North-Africa office interviewed activists from the region to find out about their take on those issues.

In the second part of this text, Christian Schröder analyses the WSF 2013 as a space providing for broad political participation by social movements and activist groups and provides recommendations for improvement.