Asia Europe's People's Forum 7

01 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2007
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The Asia Europe People’s Forum 2008 held from 13-14 October will discuss critical issues from alternative energy policies to regional security and militarisation to developing models of participatory democracy.

As 38 European and Asian governments meet in Beijing in October, over 500 civil society participants from China, Asia and Europe will also meet under the title: ‘AEPF 7-For Social and Ecological Justice.
The Asia Europe People’s Forum 2008 held from 13-14 October will discuss critical issues from alternative energy policies to regional security and militarisation to developing models of participatory democracy.

The discussions will be organised in three clusters: • Peace and Security • Social and Economic Rights and Environmental Justice • Participatory Democracy and Human Rights Each cluster is co-organised by a European organisation, an Asian organisation and a Chinese organisation. > Registration can be done at: www.aepf7.org.cn >  (Not all people who register will automatically be able to attend. The organisers have to guarantee a wide spread of issues and countries and fair gender balance among the participants.)

Cluster 1: Peace and Security
Panel 1: Geopolitical conflicts and militarization: Asia and Europe - their role and impact Panel 2: Promoting inter-cultural dialogues and understanding Panel 3: Anti-terrorism policies and their impacts on human rights and security Panel 4: Regional security processes and impact on Asia-Europe relations: Panel 5: Alternative visions on security: strategies for conflict prevention and role of peace movements Panel 6: Non-traditional threats to security and people’s responses Panel 7: Legacies of weapons of mass destruction and struggles for justice and nuclear disarmament Panel 8: Rise of religious fundamentalisms: impacts and responses Panel 9: Arms trade – Trends, controls and how can we really reduce it?

Cluster 2: Social and Economic Rights and Environmental Justice
Panel 1: MDGs and their implications in Asia and Europe Panel 2: Food sovereignty and security – experiences and responses Panel 3: Asian and European Investment flows – social and environmental impacts Panel 4: Free Trade agreements – contributing to sustainable development or double edged swords? Panel 5: Possibilities, limitations and alternatives of Corporate Social Responsibility - voluntary codes or binding standards? Panel 6: Migrant labour in and between countries: rights, challenges and responses Panel 7: Decent Work and labour rights and protection Panel 8: Alternatives to privatization of water and other essential services Panel 9: Alternative financing for development – beyond debt and the International Financial Institutions Panel 10: Climate change and ecological justice from Asia and Europe: people’s perspectives Panel 11: EU-Asia cooperation in alternative energy policies Panel 12: Social security in Asia and Europe – trends and challenges

Cluster 3: Participatory Democracy and Human Rights
Panel 1: Local governance: participatory democracy at the grassroots in Asia and Europe Panel 2: Strengthening women’s political participation and influence Panel 3: People-centered political parties and social movements: strategies for active citizen’s participation Panel 4: Protecting rights of the disabled people - policies and practice Panel 5: Democratization - national policies and options for joint Asia- Europe strategies Panel 6: Protecting rights People Living with HIV/AIDS - policies and practice Panel 7: Asia-Europe alternative regionalism and people’s solidarity Panel 8: Regional human rights mechanisms in Asia and Europe after 60 years of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights Panel 9: Progress and challenges to people-centered democratization and human rights in Europe and Asia