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Flights + Taxi 4 Speakers
Accommodation for four speakers.
Maintenance 4 speakers.
Gable for conferences
200 Posters color A2
-Posters Return: color A3 € 90 -Sheets of Campaign: 30 € -Shirt: 300 €
A5 5000 duplex color.
A4 2500 duplex color.
|Total||£ 2,737||£ 2,958|
These conferences will take place between the months of March and April in A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, and Vigo (Galicia, Spain), within the framework of the global campaign STOP TTIP. These conferences will focus on the analysis and dissemination of the harmful impact of the free trade agreements (TTIP, TISA, CETA...) on the individuals and biodiversity.
With this initiative we aim to provide the public through various perspectives, and a critical and plural approach, what the approval of free trade agreements will entail. We want people to understand how they will be affected in practice by the implementation of such agreements, and at the same time, what other alternatives could be carried on.
Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign
“Recover sovereignty, disarm TTIP” are several conferences organized by ECOAR))) where the origins, characteristics, consequences, and alternatives to the Free Trade Agreements (TTIP, TISA, CETA…) will be discussed in detail. This is a meeting opened to all citizens.
The conferences comprise a series of four lectures and a videoconference held by experts from various fields, as well as different types of activities (videodebate , lectures, screenings... ) carried out by the different collectives and spaces.
“Recover sovereignty, disarm TTIP” is intended to generate an open area where, in addition to information, people can participate and discuss the Free Trade Agreements and all that surrounds them, especially about the TTIP .
The conferences will also have an open website, where any collective and individual who wishes will be able to register in all events, initiatives and actions that will be performed in relation to the Free Trade Agreement during the dates of the conferences ( 03/26/15 to 04/16/15 ).
Why this is important
The objectives of the “Recover Sovereignty, Disarm TTIP” conferences are: to provide information on the Free Trade Agreements and its consequences for the majority of people, interconnecting individuals and collectives of different areas in the struggle against these treaties, to generate the perception of a problem common to all people, and to generate a self-perception in the population of itself as leverage in the final development these treaties will have.
Besides, the long-term objectives to achieve would be: to generate a positive self-concept of people about themselves as a changing engine, to help build a strong social fabric in the construction of alternative and social response,etc.
Goals of the crowdfunding campaign
The purpose of the Crowdfunding campaign is to finance the “Recover Sovereignty, Disarm TTIP” conferences, focusing on transport, board, and lodging of the lecturers, as well as the rental of the venues plus the costs of dissemination.
The provisional program will have the following structure:
Thursday, March 26th, 2015, 7:30PM, Auditorium of Centro Cívico de Teis (Vigo)
Speaker: Susan George (activist, writer, scientific and socio-political president of the Board of the Transnational Institute (TNI)
Tuesday, March 31th, 2015, 7PM, Public Library Santiago Ánxel Casal (Compostela), Hall of the Faculty of Sociology (A Coruña), Café Catro to Catro (Vigo) 31.
Videoconferencing: Florent Marcellesi (researcher, political and environmental activist, MEP for EQUO) + Tom Kucharz (journalist, social researcher, environmental activist and member of Ecologists in Action)
Saturday, April 4th, 2015, 8PM, Auditorium IES Santa Irene (Vigo)
Speaker: Albano Dante Fachín (activist and editor of Café amb Llet)
Thursday, April 9th, 2015, 7PM, Auditorium of the Faculty of Economics (Compostela).
Speaker: Ricardo García Zaldivar (activist, Doctor of Economics, professor at the Universidad Carlos III and Chairman of Attac Spain)
Monday, April 13th, 2015, 7PM, Aula Magna of the Faculty of Sociology (A Coruña).
Speaker: Arcadi Oliveres (activist, pacifist, PhD in Economics and professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
More information: http://recuperarsoberania.besaba.com/
In addition there will be various events (videodebate, talks, projections...) in different locations. The remaining necessary resources required to implement the project will be contributed by the organizers, and individualls an collectives that collaborate as well (consumables, tables, chairs, sound infrastructure, computers, projectors...)
ECOAR))) is a space for coordination and construction of alternative and social response consisting of activists from very different backgrounds and profile. Despite its brief history, ECOAR))) has coordinated, organized and participated in various kinds of activities, actions and demonstrations ranging from local to international scope. Among its activities include:
-Creation of media and open public spaces where discourse and counterdiscourse is built.
-Initiation, support and defense of projects, platforms and collectives for social criticism and social revitalization.
-Energize the environment through actions and initiatives of a critical, and participatory-reflective nature.
-Monitorization and creation of initiatives and networks that have an impact on the different mobilizations, and the local, national, and international social impulses.
-Collaboration and coordination with different paltforms, spaces, collectives and individuals that build alternatives and a social response to the current existing system.