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Peace and Climate European/Prague Spring Conference 

UNITED for Intercultural Action, International Young NatureFriends (IYNF), Young Europea Environmentalists (YEE), Alliance for Labour and Solidarity (SpaS, Czechia), Organizers for the Left (Hungary), Society for European Dialogue (SpED, Czechia), and Prague Spring 2 – European network against right-wing extremism and populism – organize this conference in Prague on 25-26 April 2020 with the support of transform!europe. 

For this reason, the organizers have decided to invite activists from all over Europe, in order to build the basis of a renewed and common strategy to cope with the multiple global crisis and to share the vision of a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable society where life is not threatened by climate change, hate, wars, malnutrition or overconsumption and money greed. 

The European/Prague Spring conference will be the only preparatory conference in Central and Eastern Europe aiming to bring its results to the World Social Forum (WSF) that will take place in Mexico (January 2021). Importance of the connection between social and environmental movements is eminent, so the aim of the European/Prague Spring conference is pretty clear. The experts of the conference will seek for social and environmental (ecological) alternatives and look for answers to the multidimensional crisis. 

Our blind race for profit and growth is anything but sustainable. Failing economic system, global warming, wildlife extinction and pollution brings the urgent need to admit that. The world leaders are not so keen to change the course while drawing in more money for military spending at a time of increased global instability. The conference’s aim is to mobilize human and financial resources for better involvement of Central and Eastern European (CEE) activists in the World Social Forum. 

For this reason, the conference will include:

● Panel discussions with activists from peace, trade unions, environmental, women and youth movements and initiatives that will help deepen understanding on the relation between problems like climate crisis, social and environmental injustice, wars and military spending – and their current solutions by movements and governments,

● Workshops to develop new alternatives in each sector and cross-sectoral,

 ● General debate on the European and World Social Forum process with the aim to mobilize participation (not only) from Central and Eastern Europe in the WSF 2021 Mexico. 

The organizers would like to ask whether you would be interested to come and join us at the conference. We would be really happy to have you in Prague. We are looking forward to your reply. We are available to answer any questions you may have.  Have a nice time.

 The Open Organizing GroupAlternatives to Global Threats Prague Spring 2020  ----------

 All-European mobilizing Conference - for peace, climate and equality Prague, the 25th and 26h of April 2020  Organized by: Prague Spring 2 –

 European network against right-wing extremism and populism - together with the Alliance for Labour and Solidarity and Organizers for the Left –

 A Szervezők A Baldalért (SZAB). Several organizations in Europe will be asked to support the gathering 


- getting movements together to discuss solutions to the global threats against peace, climate and equality - focusing on interdependence of these issues of the highest importance - mobilizing human and financial resources for a better involvement of CEE activists in the World Social Forum (WSF, Mexico, October 2020) 

Programme:  Friday, 24 April  17:30 – 20:00 meeting of the Open Organizing Group  Saturday, 25 April  08:30 – 09:00 Registration of participants

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and organisational remarks

09:30 - 09:45 Presentation of the contributions to the poster, song and art competition: Peace, Climate and Equality alternatives to Global threats

09:45 – 10:30 Introductory panel debate (1), activists from peace, trade unions, farmers, environmentalist, women and youth movements10:30 – 10:45 coffee break

10:45 – 12:15 Climate Crises (2), multidimensional problems and their existing solutions by movements and governments

12:15 – 13:15 lunch break

13:15 - 13:30 Anti war cabaret

13:30 – 15:00 Rise of War and Military Spending (3), problems and their existing solutions by movements and governments

15:00– 15:15 coffee break 1

5:15 – 17:00 Social justice and Ecological solutions to climate crisis and building peace (4), general debate

18:00 – 20:00 meeting of the Open Organizing Group

19:00 – 22:00 cultural programme 

Sunday, 26th April 

09:30 – 11:00 discussion on a declaration on the safe future for the next generations

11:00 – 11:15 coffee break

11:15 - 11:30 New and old movement songs and group photo

11:30 – 12:45 general debate on the European and WSF process

13:00 – 14:00 lunch

14:00 – 17:00 facultative „alternative“ sightseeing of Prague and space for networking meeting 

Photo from the Prague Spring 2 meeting in Prague 2010  ---------------- 

Peace and Climate European/Prague Spring 25 - 26 April 2020, Prague/CZ Dear colleagues and friends, 

We would like to invite you to an international conference on various aspects of the global multidimensional crisis and alternatives on how to cope with it.

Programme The latest version can always be found on the UNITED website. Application procedure

All information and the nomination form can be found on the UNITED website: If you are interested in nominating yourself, please fill the online expression of interest form as soon as possible (deadline 12 March 2020). The selected candidates will be informed about the result of their selection and receive further information via email around 4 April 2020.

Financial conditions Participation at the conference is free of charge. Due to lack of funding, unfortunately we only have the capacity to contribute to the participation of participants from Central and Eastern European countries, for the others, therefore, travel and accommodation (we booked B+B for 18 EUR per night) will be self-financed.

Preferred means of travel: train or bus (under 800 km obligatory) The organizers will pay for a cheap accommodation on 24 - 25 April (1 night, on request 2) and reimburse 70 to 80 % of the travel costs on the following base:

● Near CEE countries (SK, PL, H, RO, SI): max. 100 EUR ● Other CEE and Balkan countries ........... max. 200 EUR This conference has been made possible with the financial support of: UNITED for Intercultural Action transform!europe

Společnost pro evropský dialog (SpED, Society for European Dialogue)

The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the position nor the opinion of our sponsors. Sponsors are not to be held responsible for any use that may be made of it.


For all communications related to this event, please use conference at unitedagainstracism.org   Best wishes and stay UNITED! Balint Josa and the Open Organizing Group