ANNUAL FORUM REPORTS

CAF2018

CAF2017

CAF2016

CAF2015

ANNUAL FORUM

Each year, CAF holds a major public forum, gathering experts and relevant actors to engage in a series of debates that can give fruit to further progressive initiatives that move its mission forward.

CAF2019

A NEW PATH TO DEVELOPMENT

Mexico City, 13 – 14 October 2019    @CommonActionCAF #CAF2019

While development in past centuries has took the form of a linear, promising process that shattered physical, spatial and technological boundaries, a supposedly beneficial, limitless economic growth has given way to a landscape of social inequality, financial unease and stretching of ecological limits as never before

The global citizenry and the intellectual, political and economic elites must invariably obtain a new regenerative heterotopia that goes beyond reformism to change conceptually how we think, act and exist.

CAF2018

GLOBAL RACIAL POLARISATION& RIGHT-WING
POLITICS

Johannesburg, 10 – 11 November 2018    @CommonActionCAF #CAF2018

The Forum addressed how societies are increasingly antagonistic towards immigrants and minorities for reasons ranging from sociopolitical to economic and beyond, and examined the accompanying rise in radical anti-immigration and right-wing movements in Europe and throughout the world.

In this vein, the event explored the tribal tensions threatening development in Africa, the consequences of the refugee plight in Syria and how geographical borders are redrafted in a manner that leave countless internally displaced and without relief.

CAF2017

THE LIMITS TO INEQUALITY: SEEKING A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY

Madrid, 3 – 5 November 2017 @CommonActionCAF #CAF2017

The ensuing decades heralded the era of the information. Growth unavoidably encroached on territorial and ecological boundaries, and moreover expanded into financial and virtual realms, disposing of metanarratives.

Currently on a path that inevitably will reach the planet’s limit in terms of material resources and the volatility of the virtual ones, our societies now face inequality as the most imminent threat against both establishment and marginalized groups. This reality is not simply confined to economic considerations, but affects fundamental aspects of everyday life.

CAF2016

THE RISE OF GLOBAL FEAR

Madrid, 5 – 6 November 2016    @CommonActionCAF #CAF2016

The 2016 Common Action Forum sought to address emerging trends that threaten a cosmopolitan, international society united in solidarity. Events over the course of the year pointed to increased visibility of nationalisms, and a rhetoric of fear, on a global scale.

The Forum focused on the challenge of humanitarian crises and the policy and debate surrounding current migration flows, with examples from the North American, South American, European and African continents.

CAF2015

STEPS OF PROGRESS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

 

Madrid, 5 – 6 December 2015      @CommonActionCAF #CAF2015

The 2015 Common Action Forum was held for its first time in Madrid intending to become a reference annual round-table event.

Six sessions served to address the structural change in the international system, analysing the reasons why global economic and political organizations have failed in the equitable sharing of resources and governance, resulting in the increase of the rate of poverty and marginalization worldwide as well as a pervasive feeling of injustice and exclusion.