On the 11th, 12th and 13th of September, the III World Social Forum on Migration (FSMM) will be held in Rivas Vaciamadrid – Madrid. It is a thematic forum within the World Social Forums, where alternatives to neoliberal processes are proposed, for the consolidation of a solidarity globalization that respects Universal Human Rights.
The FSMM, which will be held for the third time, is a meeting place for civil society, associations and social movements at a global level, with a view to sharing, debating and making proposals on migration, development and human rights in the context of globalization processes.
After the recent approval of the Return Directive by the European Parliament – which is already being transposed into Italian legislation -, and at a time when Nicolas Sarkozy places migration as a central theme of the French presidency of the European Union, proposing a Pact on Immigration that aims to facilitate the expulsions and prohibit the processes of massive regularization, this FSMM will be an important moment of mobilization of social movements, discussion of common strategies of resistance, and proposals of alternatives.
This edition of the FSMM will have as its motto “Our voices, our rights: for a world without walls” and will include five thematic blocks:
- 1. Globalization and migrations;
- 2. Origin societies and development alternatives;
- 3. Borders and human rights;
- 4. Arrival societies and the situation of migrants;
- 5. Asylum, Refuge and displacement.