Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.
[Dismantle Corporate Power banner at the Opening March of the WSF in Tunis, 27 March 2013]
This year's ESF in Istanbul saw social movements from across the continent come together together in the urgent call for a socially and environmentally just transition in the economy.
Global networking is key to winning battle against fracking, say activists at WSF.
The WSF must work to strengthen and deepen the alliance of social movements with environmental campaigners, that was forged in Copenhagen, and broaden the alliance to include peace and conflict organisations as well.