In the eve of the G20 summit in London and before the informal meeting of EU economic and finance ministers (Ecofin) in Prague, more than 150 representatives of NGOs, social movements, academia from all over the world gathered in Prague, from March 30 until April 1, 2009, to discuss the roots, causes, impacts and responses to the financial crisis, economic meltdown, climate change, mismanagement of natural resource use, increasing inequality and volatile food and oil prices from the perspective of the world´s poor and vulnerable.
Along with the discussions outlined above the conference aimed to bridge Czech, Central Eastern European (CEE), EU and global debates about global economy and politics, collect the views, experience and expertise on the crises from different groups. Special interest was given to support – and indeed legitimate – an open and informed debate in the CEE region on alternative economic approaches.
After three days of discussions the participants agreed on the text of the final declaration "Transforming the World in Crisis (Prague NGO declaration)" which contains joint messages addressed to the G20 summit in London and informal Ecofin meeting in Prague.
The text of the declaration as well as the program and list of participants can be found at http://www.glopolis.org/. The direct link to the final declaration is: http://www.glopolis.org/images/downloads/publikace/prague%20declaration%20final.pdf
More outcomes of the conference including reports from workshops and various documents will be available soon.
For more information you can contact Ondrej Kopecny from Glopolis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information provided by Ondrej Kopecny, Glopolis