• asiapacific glossary

last modified January 3 by facilitfsm


Color Code : Items of the glossary in Red - Mention of those item in another item text is in yellow



Account : in the website  - an account (visible on top right  after logging in)  allows  access to a  Participation menu   where to make visible an organization page , and  several activities and action pages 



Action :  description of a public action on a specific issue and  date  throughout 2022 and beyond,  assumed by one or preferably  several organizations - The form of an action can vary a lot - An action has a descriptive page in the website with a URL, which are listed in summarized form in  https://www.asiasocialforum.net/actions - An action  can be part of the action plan  of  a more or less durable initiative of action,  which may be described in the context part of the action page  and  the WSF  join forum platform https://join.wsforum.net/initiatives .

Action sharing Assembly :  it is an activity which consists in a round of presentation of actions  assumed  intended or proposed by organizations participating in APSF-It  allows to be informed of existing or proposed actions before  choosing with which  action initiators/promoters to speak with  in the Agora 

Action meeting room in Agora of futures :  it is a meeting room that is permanently available for meeting around this action once an action is announced. Agora of futures designates both the collection of such action meeting rooms and also the moment by the end of the APSF event when participants are specifically invited to circulate in the Agora according to their interests

Activity : it is a moment of on line public discussion or performance ( Cultural activity)  in the APSF event with a duration of 1h30mn  around a topic prepared and convened by one or morye organizations .  An activity can be described in the website ( Account participation menu)  and included in the event program - it is visible here  https://www.asiasocialforum.net/activities and clicking on the red document icon you access the complete description page  with an own URL

Agora of futures : it is a on line public square, permanent during the APSF event, where are located different  rooms for discussions about public actions announced in the website  and it is also a moment by the end of the APSF event when participants are specifically invited to circulate in the Agora square  according to their interests. The Agora  is a way to implement WSF principle 7

The list of actions proposed assumed by organization participating in APSF  is visible in the actions page https://www.asiasocialforum.net/actions . Each  action meeting room in the Agora is linked to an action,  and is a place where to meet with those initiators proposing this action -  Participants go  in the action page  , browse the  the summaries of action - note one or more actions that interest them - note the message from the action initiators indicating if and when they are present in their  Jitsi  action meeting room  associated with this  action- Participants enter the action room  in order to speak informally  with its initiators  

As a public declaration is considered an action , there can be one or several declarations that can be promoted in the Agora ; Also  their respective action meeting room  in Jitsi can lead to a more powerful on line meeting room provided by the promoters of such a declaration, in order to run an assembly where a list of first signatories organization finalize and adopt a declaration in their name,  and proceed to publish it and look for more signatories on line.

Announcing organization for an activity or an action  - when several organizations agree on proposing an activity in the APSF event  or  assuming an action on a certain date in 2022  they agree on which of them will be the announcing organization that will create the activity  or create the action in the participation menu of its account and mention the others as co organizers or co initiators 

APSF -Asia Pacific Social Forum, event, space, and process

Cultural activity :  it is an activity which consist in showing  a cultural performance

Declaration :  A public declaration  is an action consisting in making public a declaration by written - The date of the action is the date of publication of the declaration - As per WSF principle 6, there is no final global declaration in a social forum event, while it is possible to propose as an action,  in the action sharing assemblies and in the Agora,  a declaration to be signed by many of the participants in the event. It i


Event ; it is a gathering of activities , panels, assemblies   with a macroprogramming visible here ; https://www.asiasocialforum.net/3-day-event

Event program ; it is the schedule of activities proposed in the event  days hour room 

Facilitating group: is the group of organizations that propose to take charge of implementing the social forum event with the help of participants volunteering for all kinds of tasks.  APSF facilitating group is formed by signatories of invitation visible in https://www.asiasocialforum.net/info  and facilitators of thematic focus groups 

Initiative of action ; is a line of action  in time that can be a struggle, a campaign, a transformative project, a common agenda , which is  assumed by a group of organizations  that have in common a goal, an action plan, out of which  certain public action dates can be outlined  and  described as action in the website  https://www.asiasocialforum.net/actions


Jitsi :  is a free software tool  used for oneline meeting rooms  for thematic focus groups and for the Agora 


join forum platformhttps://join.wsforum.net/  it is a website proposed by WSF facilitation collective  where descriptions of organizations, activities, initiatives of action can be shown and edited

Organization page : it is a page with a specific URL internet address that shows the description of an organization participating in APSF . It is created through the Participation Menu  "create organization profile" and modified through "update participation profile

Pad :  pad is a page accessible in internet through a simple link  allowing  to write in it  - it is a base tool for taking notes from meeting in jitsi rooms held in  the thematic focus groups  

Panel : is is an activity  with a format which consist in inviting a few speakers and give time to speak and answer some questions from the public


Participant person  personis ace

Participation menu  is acessed through logging in the site with an account. It allows to make visible an organization, to announce activities  to announce actions

Priniciples of WSF : these are a series of elements to be understood and respected as common reference between participants about what is a social forum,  what are the values of its participants,  and some rules for operation - See page  FAQS and  page  https://www.asiasocialforum.net/wsf-principles

Simultaneous activities -  activities which take place at the same time during the event. Participants have to choose between them

Self-organized activity : means that  topic, methodology, moderation,  online logistics ( online meeting room , broadcast, interpretation) , outreach, documentation are taken care of by those organizations who propose the activity, with or without support from facilitating group

Thematic focus group : it is whatsapp group + a meeting room in Jitsi where participants can meet and exchange expectations and intentions of activities and actions  , and may prepare panel and action  sharing assembly - see guidelines here ; https://www.asiasocialforum.net/tfgs