From 2007 to 2015, the FnWG published around thirty papers on Global Governance. We have also recently published the Dictionary of World Power . In the framework of the World Democratic Forum, this set of comprehensive and coherent texts allows to put more emphasis on strategic thinking. We are going to write and encourage others to write strategic works intended for the general public and for researchers, as well as for our closest partners
We are going to give priority to the following questions :
• What global governance do the ecological, social and citizen transitions need? (2015)
• How to help the political and social forces to influence international institutions so that they evolve towards a confederative world State, for which they will propose the shape and the architecture? (2016)?
• How the paradigm of the commons and the protection of global public goods can help us to develop a both binding and attractive participatory legal framework (2017)?
Moreover, in 2015 we are writing files under the topic "Who's Who in global governance." These files will help us to consolidate our network. This cartography of think tanks, institutes and initiatives in the field of global governance is to be published on our website and be updated regularly. This database is also designed to reinforce other areas:
• It will help to provide the basis for the global governance Forum "Dicasteries of world governance".
• It will allow updating the possible and effective collaborations and partnerships by highlighting the resource persons for the network.
• Finally, the publication of blog articles on current events as seen from a perspective of democratic governance. This will help us to update regularly our "strategic vision".
We have called "do tank" our second component, which seeks to stimulate the networking of organizations in a movement for the transition towards a responsible, sustainable and inclusive global society.
From 2007 to 2015, the coordinators and members of FnWG participated in many forums, seminars and meetings, weaving strong bonds in all continents. This network activity has been very useful to build around the Forum a large alliance of actors who share broadly the same analysis and vision of the world, especially concerning globalization, its empowering potentiality as well as its immediate dangers.
As part of the World Democratic Forum, this network is going to be useful to better coordinate the collective action and to put more emphasis on intervention in the public space.
This can happen in two main forms:
- Promoting democratic global governance with key international actors and spaces, especially in the context of the project "Towards a World Citizens Movement”, as well as promoting translocalism i.e. contributiong to coordination with Alternatiba and RIPESS.
- Working locally (Geneva, New York, Hong Yong, Barcelona, Lima, Brussels, etc.) with international governmental and non-governmental organizations: UN and its agencies, IUCN, ITUC, World Council of Churches, World Future Council, UCLG, ICLEI, etc.).
- Searching contacts and discussing with the international political party federations.
- Organizing conferences
In this context, we co-organized in March 2015, together with DEEEP / Concord, Civicus and CGAP, the international seminar "Towards a World Citizens Movement" at the WSF 2015 in Tunis. We want to give continuity to this process. To do this, we will hold working meetings that will help us to build this global citizen movement.
From 2007 to 2015, the FnWG organized meetings in nearly a dozen regions. The World Social Forum was created fifteen years ago as a response to the World Economic Forum, to state that another world is possible. After all this time, we believe that the actors are familiar enough with the solutions to build a sustainable and inclusive world.
The World Democratic Forum will be a permanent economic, social and political forum, where the contours of this "another necessary world" should be drawn. The forum will work on the definition, feasibility, and eventually the operational conditions of the project that we call "the Dicasteries of the Global Governance". This project, currently under a consultation process, can have a great symbolic impact and advance awareness to the need for democratic global governance.
The first stage is about launching and facilitating discussions within the international civil society (as in social forums, “transitional” oriented networks, deliberations taking place in popular and citizens assemblies) about the preparation and suites of the Sustainable Development Goals Conference (New York, September 2015) and the UN Climate Conference, COP 21 (Paris, December 2015). The focus should be on the development and dissemination of systemic proposals, rather than non sector-specific ones as in the past.