[fyeg_gen-l] rereresenging invitation to conference

Kerényi Szabina szkerenyi at freemail.hu
Tue Jan 4 12:52:49 CET 2005


I copied the necessary info into plain text, no hope for attachments. If 
you are interested pls check out the websites and contact mails.
Happy new year in the meanwhile :-)
Szabina


Dear Friends, 

Early next year 'Protect the Future' ( Hungary ) is organising two 
international conferences in which we would like to ensure there is a 
significant participation from organisations from Central and Eastern 
Europe concerned about; 
  a.. the privitisation of Public Services, GATS and/or the 
EU's 'Bolkenstein Directive', 
  b.. agricultural 'reform' in the guise of inequitable and unsustainable 
EU and global agricultural trade agreements 
  c.. GMOs 
  d.. sweatshop production  
  e.. international trade injustices perpetrated through the WTO 
  f.. Fair Trade and other consumer issues such as eco-labelling, access 
to information, product boycotts, etc.
The two events are as follows: 

Feb. 11-13 :  Public Services, Globalisation and Sustainability 
Conference:
presently, across the CEE region, Public Services are being liberalised 
and privitised, without any public dialogue on the environmental and 
social consequences of following the neo-liberal ideology for essential 
public services - water, education, public transport, health care and 
postal services are all being placed on the market. The conference aims 
to bring together a wide range of organisations and researchers from 
east and west to share experiences of uncontrolled commodification of 
essential services and build a CEE wide network for further cooperation 
to work towards ecologically and socially sustainable public services.

Feb. 13-16 : Seattle To Brussels Network Conference -
Due to resilient opposition from farmers, women's, workers', peasant 
and environmental organisations, the WTO Cancun Summit ended 
without agreement on how the 'Doha Round' of trade negotiations 
should progress. Since then organisations across Europe have been 
looking towards the next ministerial summit in Hong Kong, december 
2005:  How can we continue to oppose the EU's corporate-led trade 
agenda? What is our strategy for Hong Kong? What do the EU and 
WTO directives and agreements mean for agricultural sustainability, 
trade equity and the future of public services? Protect the Future would 
like to facilitate a stronger cooperation on trade justice issues in the 
region, and to this end joined the Seattle to Brussels Network: by 
hosting this meeting of the S2B Network we hope to extend the 
network to the CEE region and allow organisations to share experience 
and strengthen each others campaigns.  (for more on S2B see 
www.s2bnetwork.org / For background reading see
http://www.s2bnetwork.org/statements_publications.htm )


The two conferences complement each other very well and we would 
urge potential
participants to consider taking part in both. The first will give a thorough
insight into the questions of commodification and public control of public
services, primarily within the region and at EU level. The second will 
place
these questions within a wider context of global trade agreements and 
their
interlinkages as global power blocks play one 'deal' off against the 
other, to
the benefit of elites and corporations. Both will encourage involvement 
in
international campaigns to strengthen and achieve public participation,
accountability, sustainability and social justice.
Both conferences will use English as their working language.
Below you can read more about the Seattle to Brussels Network 
Conference,
including the network coordinator's letter of introduction to S2B. The
registration form and the S2B program are attached as files, and here 
details
of support for CEE participation can be found. The registration deadline 
is
January 15th, 2005.
Also attached is the program for the Public Services, Globalisation and
Sustainability Conference. If you would like to register, or require further
details, please contact Balint Hamvas hamvasb at vedegylet.hu


Invitation to a strategy meeting of Seattle to Brussels Network, 
Budapest, Feb
13-16 2005
*********************************************************
*************


Dear friend and colleague,

Despite the rise of the alterglobalisation movements and a mounting
critique of international trade liberalisation, the EU, led by the
European Commission and backed by EU member states, has hold on 
to a
predominantly neo-liberal agenda, serving corporate interests.

With the relaunch of the WTO negotiations in July 2004, the initiatives
that the EU is now undertaken in bilateral and regional forums, the
rising awareness of the impact of this neo-liberal agenda within the EU,
and the recent accession of ten new member states to the EU, the 
urgency
of further developing an effective challenge is more than needed.

The Seattle to Brussels Network (1) formed to challenge the
corporate-driven agenda of the European Union and other European
governments for continued global trade and investment liberalisation,
would like to cordially invite you to a pan European strategy meeting on
the EU's corporate led trade agenda to be held in Budapest, Hungary 
from
13-16 February.

OBJECTIVES

The meeting will provide an opportunity to**

. Discuss and develop a pan European strategy and activities towards 
the
HongKong WTO Ministerial Conference and beyond

. Discuss and set up issue specific working groups (e.g. HongKong
strategy, GATS/services, NAMA, agriculture, corporate control etc.)

. Discuss longer term planning for the network

. Improve the network's ways of campaigning effectively together

PARTICIPANTS

The meeting will bring together the broad range of S2B members:
development, environment, human rights, women's and farmers
organisations, trade unions, social movements as well as research
institutes and welcomes very much new members from across Europe,
specifically from accession countries.

Please note that due to room constraints there will be a limit of 50
participants in total. The coordinating group seeks geographical and
sectoral balance (participants from all EU countries) as well as balance
from NGOS and social movements. Therefore we advise you to register 
as
soon as possible but no later than 15 January to allow the coordinating
group to confirm your participation. Priority will be given to
signatories of the our world is not for sale network statement
see www.ourworldisnotforsale.org ( english ) 
http://www.zpok.hu/globalizacio/wtofelh.htm (Hungarian) 

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

The S2B network coordinating group cordially invites all newcomers to
the S2B network and to EU trade policy making to participate in a
introductory session on the S2B network and EU trade policy making 
which
will be held on Sunday afternoon. (see draft agenda below).

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We herewith also invite calls for proposals for

. Groups to be invited to the meeting, specifically from all accession
countries as well as from Spain, Portugal, Greece. Groups should be
sympathetic to the nature of the S2B network and the Our world is not
for sale network statement (http://www.ourworldisnotforsale.org).

. pan European campaign proposals on HongKong strategy as well as 
issue
specific campaigns (Economic Partnership Agreements, services, NAMA,
agriculture). Proposals should outline proposed a calendar of upcoming
events, targets and possible joint activities be no longer than 2 pages
long.

Both should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than mid
January concerning groups and by 2 February concerning campaign
proposals. They should be sent to the coordinating group to 
wtofoeeurope.org

COST OF PARTICIPATION

Groups from accession countries as well as from groups in financial
needs can apply for costs to be covered, as a small budget will be
available to cover these costs.

All other participants are expected to cover their own costs: this will
be 16 Euro per day for accommodation in a hostel, otherwise free
accommodation in private homes would be available. Meals will cost 15
Euro per day. Western European groups might be asked to contribute 
50
Euro to covering the costs of the meeting. (This is because we have a
pending application for travel reimbursement for groups but hope to get
a positive answer from the foundation soon.)

Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Tracey at Protect the Future ( tracey at vedegylet.hu ) 
for any practical matters as well as Alexandra Wandel,
from the S2B coordinating group on any content related
matter (at wto at foeeurope.org, only after 9 January).

We look forward to receiving proposals from you, your registration form
and to seeing many of you in Budapest!

Protect the Future, Hungary

The S2B Network Coordinating Group:

11.11.11, (Belgium), Attac (Austria), Attac (Denmark), Campaign to
Reform the World Bank, (Italy),* *Corporate Europe Observatory
(Netherlands), Friends of the Earth Europe, (Brussels), IATP (Geneva),
Oxfam Solidarity, (Belgium), WEED (Germany), World Development 
Movement
(UK).

(1) Active groups in the Network are all supporters of the 'Our World Is
Not For Sale: WTO Shrink or Sink' Statement
(http://www.ourworldisnotforsale.org) and of Open letters to European
Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy (see http://www.s2bnetwork.org). In 
these
statements groups demand to roll back the power and authority of the 
WTO
and to develop a sustainable, socially and democratically accountable
trade system.

Tracey Wheatley,
Project Coordinator,
Védegylet (Protect the Future)
Bp 1051,
Nádor u. 32
Hungary
(00 36) (1) 269 4251

*SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: *

11-13 February: International Conference on Globalisation, Public
Services and Sustainability organised by Protect the Future, see http:// 
www.vedegylet.hu/s2b


13 February 2004 : 3-7 p.m

Capacity building seminar: Pan European civil society campaigning on 
the
EU's corporate led trade agenda.

Draft agenda

* Welcome* *
* *Introduction round*
* Part I : *The Seattle to Brussels Network*: how it works and how
to engage in it, Alexandra Wandel, FoEE
* Question and Answers
* Part II. *EU trade policy making*:
* Corporate influence in EU Trade policy making, Erik Wesselius, CEO
(tbc)
* A league of gentlemen: The secretive dealings of EU trade policy
making
* Key actors in EU trade policy making (European Commission, member
states, European Parliament, national parliaments), Alexandra
Wandel, FoEE **
* Question and answers**
* The WTO and the Doha Destruction Round: how it works and what is
wrong with it?, Alexandra Strickner, IATP, Geneva**
* The EU and bilaterals, Marc Maes, 11.11.11 (tbc)**

Sunday evening (all S2B meeting participants should have arrived)

* *


SEATTLE TO BRUSSELS NETWORK STRATEGY MEETING

*7 p.m. Common S2B welcome dinner*

*8.30-9.30 p.m.: Meeting of the S2B coordinating group*

*Monday morning**: *

*Draft agenda*

*9:00-10:00: Welcome and Opening*

. Welcome and practicalities

. Short introduction to the network and its activities (Alexandra
Wandel, FoEE)

. Introduction round of participants

. Agenda and aims of the meeting

. Short summary of outcomes of Globalisation, Public Services and
Sustainability Conference (Protect the Future)

10:00 -10:30 Coffee break

*11: 30 - 1 p.m. On the road to HongKong: The state of play (detailed
agenda to follow)*

State of play and analysis of Europe's stance in the WTO, including

GATS (Marc Maes, 11.11.11/Thomas Fritz, Blue 21/Attac, Germany)

Non-agricultural goods negotiations (N.N)

Agriculture (Gerard Choplin, CPE)

GM trade dispute (Alexandra Wandel, FoEE)

What is at stake for people and the environment in Europe and the 
global
South?

plus explanation in plenary how campaign workshops will run 
(rapporteur,
facilitator, focus on short political update)


Lunch

*2:30 -4 p.m. Parallel workshops*

1) GATS/Bolkestein (introduction by Marc Maes, 11.11.11 and others)

2) Agriculture (introduction by Alexandra Strickner, IATP)

3) NAMA (introduction by Chien Yen, TWN)

- Understanding the issues: what is at stake? Who are the driving 
forces
in Europe, what are their aims, what are sensitivities among EU member
states, how will further liberalisation affect worker's rights,
environmental rights, public goods, policy space etc.

- State of play at the WTO (groupings)

Coffee break

*4.30- 6.30 p.m. *

*HongKong Strategy and Doha Developmen Dilemma *

* EC trade liberalisation calendar: key dates: bilateral, regional,
multilateral
* Discussing joint objectives for HongKong/EPA/EU Mercosur etc
* New OWINFS statement
* Strategic options: focus of campaigns (priority of issues, monkey
wrenching, differences among EU member states etc.)
* Formulation of a joint slogan under which European mobilisation
could happen
* Discussion of setting up a HongKong strategy working group and
relationship with OWINFS


Public evening event in Budapest with local activists

* *

*Dinner and drinks*

*TUESDAY morning:*

* *

9:00-11.00 a.m.

*Campaign workshops*

1) Services

2) Agriculture

3) NAMA

4) Possible other workshop issue

- Specific strategies in each sector- national and European level

- how to follow up and coordinate joint strategies/activities
(listservers, regular conference calls, homepage with info etc.)

Coffee Break

*11.30-1 p.m. Continuation of campaign workshops*


Lunch

*14:30 - 16:00 Regional and bilateral trade agreements/the GM trade 
dispute*

* *

1. EU Mercosur, (prepared by TNI, BothEnds)
2. Stop EPA activities, (prepared by 11.11.11, WEED, Bothends)
3. Other EU FTAs, N.N
4. GM trade dispute workshop (prepared by FoEE)

- Specific strategies in each sector- national and European level

how to follow up and coordinate joint strategies/activities
(listservers, regular conference calls, homepage with info etc.)

Other workshops can be proposed as well.

Coffee Break**

* *

*4:30 - 6 p.m. **Plenary: S2B's future campaign portfolio*

. First call for proposals for appointment of members of the
coordinating group

. First call for proposals to host the next S2B meeting

. First announcement of

. Introduction to (decision making on Wednesday morning)

. Terms of Reference of Seattle to Brussels Network and proposed 
changes

. proposed name change: Our world is not for sale - Europe

. Relationship with other network: European Trade Network (Alexandra
Wandel), Our world is not for sale network (Alexandra Strickner), Trade
Justice Movement (Clare Joy)

. Report back from campaign workshops (including questions and short
discussions)

. Strategic discussion about S2B's scope of the network activities: WTO,
corporates, regional trade agreements, internal EU liberalisation 
process

. Priority setting for campaign activities (e.g. HongKong, bilaterals,
GATS, agriculture, NAMA etc).

. The global week of action: S2B activities around this date, Andrea
Baranes,CRBM, Asbjorn Wahl, Reform for the Welfare State, Marc Maes,
11.11.11, Eve Mitchell, 11.11.11


Dinner

Informal discussion about alternatives to economic globalisation


WEDNESDAY MORNING

*9:00 a.m.-1 p.m, The S2B Network: Clarification of Identity and Ways of
Working (ctd.) and decision-making*


The S2B Network: Clarification of Identity and Ways of Working and
decision-making

Report back from Brussels and London meeting

Proposal and recommendation to be discussed and agreed upon

Improving the network identity:

* Changes to Terms of References
* Relationship to national groups
* Communications: email listserver, website, publications, media work
* Clarification of potential spokespersons per issue
* Appointment of Coordinating Group
* Approval of date and host of next S2B meeting and linked pre
conference

Improving Infrastructure:

* Discussion of job description for network facilitator
* Discussion of issue specific campaign coordination

Enlarging Membership:

* Outreach group: mapping, capacity building needs/meetings/working
group, next public event

Improving our financial resource base:

* funding possibilities and appointment of fiscal management team

Improving working structure of network

* Forming of working goups with one lead group per issue
* Conference calls

Any other business

Evaluation of meeting


Lunch


14:00-15:30


Discussion continued

Evaluation round


Coffee break


16:00-16.45


Meeting of new coordinating group, including appointment of liaison
persons for Our World is Not For Sale Network, European Trade Network
and Trade Justice Movement


Departure


Registration form

for the meeting of the

*/Seattle to Brussels Network/**,*

Budapest, Hungary 2005

(held in the premises of Union of Democratic Healthworkers, Nador u. 
32,
central Budapest)

*Sunday 13^th (introductory training) February 2005,*

*Monday 14^th - Wednesday 16^th February 2005,*

Registration deadline January 24^th , 2005

More information (from Jan 1^st )
www.vedegylet.hu/s2b <http://www.vedegylet.hu/s2b>

Please complete this form and return it to Tracey Wheatley at 'Protect
the Future', Hungary, as soon as possible: tracey at vedegylet.hu
<mailto:tracey at vedegylet.hu>

Postal address: Tracey Wheatley, Védegylet (Protect the Future), Bp
1051, Nádor u.32,

Tel: office + 36 1 269 4251, mobile + 36 30 406 7232 www.vedegylet.hu
<http://www.vedegylet.hu/>

*/Please note:/*/ Funding may be available to cover travel and
accommodation costs for participants unable to cover their own costs,
mainly from CEE, but also other countries. More details available upon
request. /

_Registration details:_

_ _

*Name of participant*:

* *

*Address*:

*Tel & Fax*: **

*E-mail:*

* *

*Organisation ( name, website, concern with S2B issues, previous work 
on
related issues )*

* *

* *

* *

* *

*How did you here about the S2B network? Is your organisation a
member/affiliate to any other networks?*

* *

* *

* *

* *

*Are you or your organisation taking part in the 'Public Services,
Globalisation and Sustainability Conference' (organised by Protect the
Future) prior to the S2B meeting? ( Feb. 11-13)*

(yes/no/please send me more information!):

* *

* *

*Accommodation:*

1. __________ -* *Don't worry - I'll find a place to stay on my own.

2. __________ - Please reserve a bed in the hostel of the conference
building. This will be in shared rooms with 2-3-4 beds and a small
shared kitchen area. Approx cost 15 euro / person

Saturday 12



Sunday 13



Monday 14



Tuesday 15



Wednesday 16



Other:



3. __________ - Please reserve a single room if possible.

_4. I cannot afford a hostel - please find a private place to stay for
me if possible._ (Members of Protect the Future and other local
organisations will be pleased to have participants as guests! )

*Vegetarian *food?

(yes/no):

Other special dietary needs: **

*"Crash Course" for 'newcomers':*

I would like to register for a crash course on EU trade policy in the
WTO & on the S2B-network
(Sunday 13^th , 3-6.15 )

(yes/no):**

* *

* *

*Other special needs, including request for financial support (please
specify): *

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Subject: invitation to Public Services Conference / Seattle to Brussels 
Network Conference, Budapest 



-------------------------------- 
Dear Friends, 

Early next year 'Protect the Future' ( Hungary ) is organising two 
international conferences in which we would like to ensure there is a 
significant participation from organisations from Central and Eastern 
Europe concerned about; 
  a.. the privitisation of Public Services, GATS and/or the 
EU's 'Bolkenstein Directive', 
  b.. agricultural 'reform' in the guise of inequitable and unsustainable 
EU and global agricultural trade agreements 
  c.. GMOs 
  d.. sweatshop production  
  e.. international trade injustices perpetrated through the WTO 
  f.. Fair Trade and other consumer issues such as eco-labelling, access 
to information, product boycotts, etc. 
The two events are as follows: 

Feb. 11-13 :  Public Services, Globalisation and Sustainability 
Conference: presently, across the CEE region, Public Services are being 
liberalised and privitised, without any public dialogue on the 
environmental and social consequences of following the neo-liberal 
ideology for essential public services - water, education, public 
transport, health care and postal services are all being placed on the 
market. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of 
organisations and researchers from east and west to share 
experiences of uncontrolled commodification of essential services and 
build a CEE wide network for further cooperation to work towards 
ecologically and socially sustainable public services. 

Feb. 13-16 : Seattle To Brussels Network Conference - 
Due to resilient opposition from farmers, women's, workers', peasant 
and environmental organisations, the WTO Cancun Summit ended 
without agreement on how the 'Doha Round' of trade negotiations 
should progress. Since then organisations across Europe have been 
looking towards the next ministerial summit in Hong Kong, december 
2005:  How can we continue to oppose the EU's corporate-led trade 
agenda? What is our strategy for Hong Kong? What do the EU and 
WTO directives and agreements mean for agricultural sustainability, 
trade equity and the future of public services? Protect the Future would 
like to facilitate a stronger cooperation on trade justice issues in the 
region, and to this end joined the Seattle to Brussels Network: by 
hosting this meeting of the S2B Network we hope to extend the 
network to the CEE region and allow organisations to share experience 
and strengthen each others campaigns.  
(for more on S2B see www.s2bnetwork.org / For background reading 
see http://www.s2bnetwork.org/statements_publications.htm ) 


The two conferences complement each other very well and we would 
urge potential participants to consider taking part in both. The first will 
give a thorough insight into the questions of commodification and public 
control of public services, primarily within the region and at EU level. 
The second will place these questions within a wider context of global 
trade agreements and their interlinkages as global power blocks play 
one 'deal' off against the other, to the benefit of elites and 
corporations. Both will encourage involvement in international 
campaigns to strengthen and achieve public participation, 
accountability, sustainability and social justice. 
Both conferences will use English as their working language. 
Below you can read more about the Seattle to Brussels Network 
Conference, including the network coordinator's letter of introduction to 
S2B. The registration form and the S2B program are attached as files, 
and here details of support for CEE participation can be found. The 
registration deadline is January 15th, 2005. 
Also attached is the program for the Public Services, Globalisation and 
Sustainability Conference. If you would like to register, or require 
further details, please contact Balint Hamvas hamvasb at vedegylet.hu 


Invitation to a strategy meeting of Seattle to Brussels Network, 
Budapest, Feb 13-16 2005 
*********************************************************
************* 


Dear friend and colleague, 

Despite the rise of the alterglobalisation movements and a mounting 
critique of international trade liberalisation, the EU, led by the 
European Commission and backed by EU member states, has hold on 
to a 
predominantly neo-liberal agenda, serving corporate interests. 

With the relaunch of the WTO negotiations in July 2004, the initiatives 
that the EU is now undertaken in bilateral and regional forums, the 
rising awareness of the impact of this neo-liberal agenda within the EU, 
and the recent accession of ten new member states to the EU, the 
urgency 
of further developing an effective challenge is more than needed. 

The Seattle to Brussels Network (1) formed to challenge the 
corporate-driven agenda of the European Union and other European 
governments for continued global trade and investment liberalisation, 
would like to cordially invite you to a pan European strategy meeting on 
the EU's corporate led trade agenda to be held in Budapest, Hungary 
from 
13-16 February. 

OBJECTIVES 

The meeting will provide an opportunity to** 

. Discuss and develop a pan European strategy and activities towards 
the 
HongKong WTO Ministerial Conference and beyond 

. Discuss and set up issue specific working groups (e.g. HongKong 
strategy, GATS/services, NAMA, agriculture, corporate control etc.) 

. Discuss longer term planning for the network 

. Improve the network's ways of campaigning effectively together 

PARTICIPANTS 

The meeting will bring together the broad range of S2B members: 
development, environment, human rights, women's and farmers 
organisations, trade unions, social movements as well as research 
institutes and welcomes very much new members from across Europe, 
specifically from accession countries. 

Please note that due to room constraints there will be a limit of 50 
participants in total. The coordinating group seeks geographical and 
sectoral balance (participants from all EU countries) as well as balance 
from NGOS and social movements. Therefore we advise you to register 
as 
soon as possible but no later than 15 January to allow the coordinating 
group to confirm your participation. Priority will be given to 
signatories of the our world is not for sale network statement 
see www.ourworldisnotforsale.org ( english ) 
http://www.zpok.hu/globalizacio/wtofelh.htm (Hungarian) 

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP 

The S2B network coordinating group cordially invites all newcomers to 
the S2B network and to EU trade policy making to participate in a 
introductory session on the S2B network and EU trade policy making 
which 
will be held on Sunday afternoon. (see draft agenda below). 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

We herewith also invite calls for proposals for 

. Groups to be invited to the meeting, specifically from all accession 
countries as well as from Spain, Portugal, Greece. Groups should be 
sympathetic to the nature of the S2B network and the Our world is not 
for sale network statement (http://www.ourworldisnotforsale.org). 

. pan European campaign proposals on HongKong strategy as well as 
issue 
specific campaigns (Economic Partnership Agreements, services, NAMA, 
agriculture). Proposals should outline proposed a calendar of upcoming 
events, targets and possible joint activities be no longer than 2 pages 
long. 

Both should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than mid 
January concerning groups and by 2 February concerning campaign 
proposals. They should be sent to the coordinating group to 
wtofoeeurope.org 

COST OF PARTICIPATION 

Groups from accession countries as well as from groups in financial 
needs can apply for costs to be covered, as a small budget will be 
available to cover these costs. 

All other participants are expected to cover their own costs: this will 
be 16 Euro per day for accommodation in a hostel, otherwise free 
accommodation in private homes would be available. Meals will cost 15 
Euro per day. Western European groups might be asked to contribute 
50 
Euro to covering the costs of the meeting. (This is because we have a 
pending application for travel reimbursement for groups but hope to 
get 
a positive answer from the foundation soon.) 

Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact 
Tracey at Protect the Future ( tracey at vedegylet.hu ) 
for any practical matters as well as Alexandra Wandel, 
from the S2B coordinating group on any content related 
matter (at wto at foeeurope.org, only after 9 January). 

We look forward to receiving proposals from you, your registration form 
and to seeing many of you in Budapest! 

Protect the Future, Hungary 

The S2B Network Coordinating Group: 

11.11.11, (Belgium), Attac (Austria), Attac (Denmark), Campaign to 
Reform the World Bank, (Italy),* *Corporate Europe Observatory 
(Netherlands), Friends of the Earth Europe, (Brussels), IATP (Geneva), 
Oxfam Solidarity, (Belgium), WEED (Germany), World Development 
Movement 
(UK). 

(1) Active groups in the Network are all supporters of the 'Our World Is 
Not For Sale: WTO Shrink or Sink' Statement 
(http://www.ourworldisnotforsale.org) and of Open letters to European 
Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy (see http://www.s2bnetwork.org). In 
these 
statements groups demand to roll back the power and authority of the 
WTO 
and to develop a sustainable, socially and democratically accountable 
trade system. 

Tracey Wheatley, 
Project Coordinator, 
Védegylet (Protect the Future) 
Bp 1051, 
Nádor u. 32 
Hungary 
(00 36) (1) 269 4251 

*SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: * 

11-13 February: International Conference on Globalisation, Public 
Services and Sustainability organised by Protect the Future, see http:// 
www.vedegylet.hu/s2b 


13 February 2004 : 3-7 p.m 

Capacity building seminar: Pan European civil society campaigning on 
the 
EU's corporate led trade agenda. 

Draft agenda 

* Welcome* * 
* *Introduction round* 
* Part I : *The Seattle to Brussels Network*: how it works and how 
to engage in it, Alexandra Wandel, FoEE 
* Question and Answers 
* Part II. *EU trade policy making*: 
* Corporate influence in EU Trade policy making, Erik Wesselius, CEO 
(tbc) 
* A league of gentlemen: The secretive dealings of EU trade policy 
making 
* Key actors in EU trade policy making (European Commission, member 
states, European Parliament, national parliaments), Alexandra 
Wandel, FoEE ** 
* Question and answers** 
* The WTO and the Doha Destruction Round: how it works and what is 
wrong with it?, Alexandra Strickner, IATP, Geneva** 
* The EU and bilaterals, Marc Maes, 11.11.11 (tbc)** 

Sunday evening (all S2B meeting participants should have arrived) 

* * 


SEATTLE TO BRUSSELS NETWORK STRATEGY MEETING 

*7 p.m. Common S2B welcome dinner* 

*8.30-9.30 p.m.: Meeting of the S2B coordinating group* 

*Monday morning**: * 

*Draft agenda* 

*9:00-10:00: Welcome and Opening* 

. Welcome and practicalities 

. Short introduction to the network and its activities (Alexandra 
Wandel, FoEE) 

. Introduction round of participants 

. Agenda and aims of the meeting 

. Short summary of outcomes of Globalisation, Public Services and 
Sustainability Conference (Protect the Future) 

10:00 -10:30 Coffee break 

*11: 30 - 1 p.m. On the road to HongKong: The state of play (detailed 
agenda to follow)* 

State of play and analysis of Europe's stance in the WTO, including 

GATS (Marc Maes, 11.11.11/Thomas Fritz, Blue 21/Attac, Germany) 

Non-agricultural goods negotiations (N.N) 

Agriculture (Gerard Choplin, CPE) 

GM trade dispute (Alexandra Wandel, FoEE) 

What is at stake for people and the environment in Europe and the 
global 
South? 

plus explanation in plenary how campaign workshops will run 
(rapporteur, 
facilitator, focus on short political update) 


Lunch 

*2:30 -4 p.m. Parallel workshops* 

1) GATS/Bolkestein (introduction by Marc Maes, 11.11.11 and others) 

2) Agriculture (introduction by Alexandra Strickner, IATP) 

3) NAMA (introduction by Chien Yen, TWN) 

- Understanding the issues: what is at stake? Who are the driving 
forces 
in Europe, what are their aims, what are sensitivities among EU 
member 
states, how will further liberalisation affect worker's rights, 
environmental rights, public goods, policy space etc. 

- State of play at the WTO (groupings) 

Coffee break 

*4.30- 6.30 p.m. * 

*HongKong Strategy and Doha Developmen Dilemma * 

* EC trade liberalisation calendar: key dates: bilateral, regional, 
multilateral 
* Discussing joint objectives for HongKong/EPA/EU Mercosur etc 
* New OWINFS statement 
* Strategic options: focus of campaigns (priority of issues, monkey 
wrenching, differences among EU member states etc.) 
* Formulation of a joint slogan under which European mobilisation 
could happen 
* Discussion of setting up a HongKong strategy working group and 
relationship with OWINFS 


Public evening event in Budapest with local activists 

* * 

*Dinner and drinks* 

*TUESDAY morning:* 

* * 

9:00-11.00 a.m. 

*Campaign workshops* 

1) Services 

2) Agriculture 

3) NAMA 

4) Possible other workshop issue 

- Specific strategies in each sector- national and European level 

- how to follow up and coordinate joint strategies/activities 
(listservers, regular conference calls, homepage with info etc.) 

Coffee Break 

*11.30-1 p.m. Continuation of campaign workshops* 


Lunch 

*14:30 - 16:00 Regional and bilateral trade agreements/the GM trade 
dispute* 

* * 

1. EU Mercosur, (prepared by TNI, BothEnds) 
2. Stop EPA activities, (prepared by 11.11.11, WEED, Bothends) 
3. Other EU FTAs, N.N 
4. GM trade dispute workshop (prepared by FoEE) 

- Specific strategies in each sector- national and European level 

how to follow up and coordinate joint strategies/activities 
(listservers, regular conference calls, homepage with info etc.) 

Other workshops can be proposed as well. 

Coffee Break** 

* * 

*4:30 - 6 p.m. **Plenary: S2B's future campaign portfolio* 

. First call for proposals for appointment of members of the 
coordinating group 

. First call for proposals to host the next S2B meeting 

. First announcement of 

. Introduction to (decision making on Wednesday morning) 

. Terms of Reference of Seattle to Brussels Network and proposed 
changes 

. proposed name change: Our world is not for sale - Europe 

. Relationship with other network: European Trade Network (Alexandra 
Wandel), Our world is not for sale network (Alexandra Strickner), Trade 
Justice Movement (Clare Joy) 

. Report back from campaign workshops (including questions and short 
discussions) 

. Strategic discussion about S2B's scope of the network activities: WTO, 
corporates, regional trade agreements, internal EU liberalisation 
process 

. Priority setting for campaign activities (e.g. HongKong, bilaterals, 
GATS, agriculture, NAMA etc). 

. The global week of action: S2B activities around this date, Andrea 
Baranes,CRBM, Asbjorn Wahl, Reform for the Welfare State, Marc Maes, 
11.11.11, Eve Mitchell, 11.11.11 


Dinner 

Informal discussion about alternatives to economic globalisation 


WEDNESDAY MORNING 

*9:00 a.m.-1 p.m, The S2B Network: Clarification of Identity and Ways 
of 
Working (ctd.) and decision-making* 


The S2B Network: Clarification of Identity and Ways of Working and 
decision-making 

Report back from Brussels and London meeting 

Proposal and recommendation to be discussed and agreed upon 

Improving the network identity: 

* Changes to Terms of References 
* Relationship to national groups 
* Communications: email listserver, website, publications, media work 
* Clarification of potential spokespersons per issue 
* Appointment of Coordinating Group 
* Approval of date and host of next S2B meeting and linked pre 
conference 

Improving Infrastructure: 

* Discussion of job description for network facilitator 
* Discussion of issue specific campaign coordination 

Enlarging Membership: 

* Outreach group: mapping, capacity building needs/meetings/working 
group, next public event 

Improving our financial resource base: 

* funding possibilities and appointment of fiscal management team 

Improving working structure of network 

* Forming of working goups with one lead group per issue 
* Conference calls 

Any other business 

Evaluation of meeting 


Lunch 


14:00-15:30 


Discussion continued 

Evaluation round 


Coffee break 


16:00-16.45 


Meeting of new coordinating group, including appointment of liaison 
persons for Our World is Not For Sale Network, European Trade 
Network 
and Trade Justice Movement 


Departure 


Registration form 

for the meeting of the 

*/Seattle to Brussels Network/**,* 

Budapest, Hungary 2005 

(held in the premises of Union of Democratic Healthworkers, Nador u. 
32, 
central Budapest) 

*Sunday 13^th (introductory training) February 2005,* 

*Monday 14^th - Wednesday 16^th February 2005,* 

Registration deadline January 24^th , 2005 

More information (from Jan 1^st ) 
www.vedegylet.hu/s2b <http://www.vedegylet.hu/s2b> 

Please complete this form and return it to Tracey Wheatley at 'Protect 
the Future', Hungary, as soon as possible: tracey at vedegylet.hu 
<mailto:tracey at vedegylet.hu> 

Postal address: Tracey Wheatley, Védegylet (Protect the Future), Bp 
1051, Nádor u.32, 

Tel: office + 36 1 269 4251, mobile + 36 30 406 7232 
www.vedegylet.hu 
<http://www.vedegylet.hu/> 

*/Please note:/*/ Funding may be available to cover travel and 
accommodation costs for participants unable to cover their own costs, 
mainly from CEE, but also other countries. More details available upon 
request. / 

_Registration details:_ 

_ _ 

*Name of participant*: 

* * 

*Address*: 

*Tel & Fax*: ** 

*E-mail:* 

* * 

*Organisation ( name, website, concern with S2B issues, previous work 
on 
related issues )* 

* * 

* * 

* * 

* * 

*How did you here about the S2B network? Is your organisation a 
member/affiliate to any other networks?* 

* * 

* * 

* * 

* * 

*Are you or your organisation taking part in the 'Public Services, 
Globalisation and Sustainability Conference' (organised by Protect the 
Future) prior to the S2B meeting? ( Feb. 11-13)* 

(yes/no/please send me more information!): 

* * 

* * 

*Accommodation:* 

1. __________ -* *Don't worry - I'll find a place to stay on my own. 

2. __________ - Please reserve a bed in the hostel of the conference 
building. This will be in shared rooms with 2-3-4 beds and a small 
shared kitchen area. Approx cost 15 euro / person 

Saturday 12 



Sunday 13 



Monday 14 



Tuesday 15 



Wednesday 16 



Other: 



3. __________ - Please reserve a single room if possible. 

_4. I cannot afford a hostel - please find a private place to stay for 
me if possible._ (Members of Protect the Future and other local 
organisations will be pleased to have participants as guests! ) 

*Vegetarian *food? 

(yes/no): 

Other special dietary needs: ** 

*"Crash Course" for 'newcomers':* 

I would like to register for a crash course on EU trade policy in the 
WTO & on the S2B-network 
(Sunday 13^th , 3-6.15 ) 

(yes/no):** 

* * 

* * 

*Other special needs, including request for financial support (please 
specify): * 

 

thanks, can you get sabina to put it up? 
Trace
 
Subject: invitation to Public Services Conference / Seattle to Brussels 
Network Conference, Budapest


 
--------------------------------
Dear Friends, 
 
Early next year 'Protect the Future' ( Hungary ) is organising two 
international conferences in which we would like to ensure there is a 
significant participation from organisations from Central and Eastern 
Europe concerned about; 
the privitisation of Public Services, GATS and/or the EU's 'Bolkenstein 
Directive', 
agricultural 'reform' in the guise of inequitable and unsustainable EU 
and global agricultural trade agreements 
GMOs 
sweatshop production  
international trade injustices perpetrated through the WTO 
Fair Trade and other consumer issues such as eco-labelling, access to 
information, product boycotts, etc.
The two events are as follows: 
 
Feb. 11-13 :  Public Services, Globalisation and Sustainability 
Conference: presently, across the CEE region, Public Services are being 
liberalised and privitised, without any public dialogue on the 
environmental and social consequences of following the neo-liberal 
ideology for essential public services - water, education, public 
transport, health care and postal services are all being placed on the 
market. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of 
organisations and researchers from east and west to share 
experiences of uncontrolled commodification of essential services and 
build a CEE wide network for further cooperation to work towards 
ecologically and socially sustainable public services.
 
Feb. 13-16 : Seattle To Brussels Network Conference -
Due to resilient opposition from farmers, women's, workers', peasant 
and environmental organisations, the WTO Cancun Summit ended 
without agreement on how the 'Doha Round' of trade negotiations 
should progress. Since then organisations across Europe have been 
looking towards the next ministerial summit in Hong Kong, december 
2005:  How can we continue to oppose the EU's corporate-led trade 
agenda? What is our strategy for Hong Kong? What do the EU and 
WTO directives and agreements mean for agricultural sustainability, 
trade equity and the future of public services? Protect the Future would 
like to facilitate a stronger cooperation on trade justice issues in the 
region, and to this end joined the Seattle to Brussels Network: by 
hosting this meeting of the S2B Network we hope to extend the 
network to the CEE region and allow organisations to share experience 
and strengthen each others campaigns.  
(for more on S2B see www.s2bnetwork.org / For background reading 
see http://www.s2bnetwork.org/statements_publications.htm )
 
 
The two conferences complement each other very well and we would 
urge potential participants to consider taking part in both. The first will 
give a thorough insight into the questions of commodification and public 
control of public services, primarily within the region and at EU level. 
The second will place these questions within a wider context of global 
trade agreements and their interlinkages as global power blocks play 
one 'deal' off against the other, to the benefit of elites and 
corporations. Both will encourage involvement in international 
campaigns to strengthen and achieve public participation, 
accountability, sustainability and social justice.
Both conferences will use English as their working language.
Below you can read more about the Seattle to Brussels Network 
Conference, including the network coordinator's letter of introduction to 
S2B. The registration form and the S2B program are attached as files, 
and here details of support for CEE participation can be found. The 
registration deadline is January 15th, 2005.
Also attached is the program for the Public Services, Globalisation and 
Sustainability Conference. If you would like to register, or require 
further details, please contact Balint Hamvas hamvasb at vedegylet.hu
 

Invitation to a strategy meeting of Seattle to Brussels Network, 
Budapest, Feb 13-16 2005
*********************************************************
*************


Dear friend and colleague,

Despite the rise of the alterglobalisation movements and a mounting
critique of international trade liberalisation, the EU, led by the
European Commission and backed by EU member states, has hold on 
to a
predominantly neo-liberal agenda, serving corporate interests.

With the relaunch of the WTO negotiations in July 2004, the initiatives
that the EU is now undertaken in bilateral and regional forums, the
rising awareness of the impact of this neo-liberal agenda within the EU,
and the recent accession of ten new member states to the EU, the 
urgency
of further developing an effective challenge is more than needed.

The Seattle to Brussels Network (1) formed to challenge the
corporate-driven agenda of the European Union and other European
governments for continued global trade and investment liberalisation,
would like to cordially invite you to a pan European strategy meeting on
the EU’s corporate led trade agenda to be held in Budapest, Hungary 
from
13-16 February.

OBJECTIVES

The meeting will provide an opportunity to**

ˇ Discuss and develop a pan European strategy and activities towards 
the
HongKong WTO Ministerial Conference and beyond

ˇ Discuss and set up issue specific working groups (e.g. HongKong
strategy, GATS/services, NAMA, agriculture, corporate control etc.)

ˇ Discuss longer term planning for the network

ˇ Improve the network’s ways of campaigning effectively together

PARTICIPANTS

The meeting will bring together the broad range of S2B members:
development, environment, human rights, women's and farmers
organisations, trade unions, social movements as well as research
institutes and welcomes very much new members from across Europe,
specifically from accession countries.

Please note that due to room constraints there will be a limit of 50
participants in total. The coordinating group seeks geographical and
sectoral balance (participants from all EU countries) as well as balance
from NGOS and social movements. Therefore we advise you to register 
as
soon as possible but no later than 15 January to allow the coordinating
group to confirm your participation. Priority will be given to
signatories of the our world is not for sale network statement
see
www.ourworldisnotforsale.org ( english ) 
http://www.zpok.hu/globalizacio/wtofelh.htm (Hungarian) 

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

The S2B network coordinating group cordially invites all newcomers to
the S2B network and to EU trade policy making to participate in a
introductory session on the S2B network and EU trade policy making 
which
will be held on Sunday afternoon. (see draft agenda below).

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We herewith also invite calls for proposals for

ˇ Groups to be invited to the meeting, specifically from all accession
countries as well as from Spain, Portugal, Greece. Groups should be
sympathetic to the nature of the S2B network and the Our world is not
for sale network statement (http://www.ourworldisnotforsale.org).

ˇ pan European campaign proposals on HongKong strategy as well as 
issue
specific campaigns (Economic Partnership Agreements, services, NAMA,
agriculture). Proposals should outline proposed a calendar of upcoming
events, targets and possible joint activities be no longer than 2 pages
long.

Both should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than mid
January concerning groups and by 2 February concerning campaign
proposals. They should be sent to the coordinating group to 
wtofoeeurope.org

COST OF PARTICIPATION

Groups from accession countries as well as from groups in financial
needs can apply for costs to be covered, as a small budget will be
available to cover these costs.

All other participants are expected to cover their own costs: this will
be 16 Euro per day for accommodation in a hostel, otherwise free
accommodation in private homes would be available. Meals will cost 15
Euro per day. Western European groups might be asked to contribute 
50
Euro to covering the costs of the meeting. (This is because we have a
pending application for travel reimbursement for groups but hope to get
a positive answer from the foundation soon.)

Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Tracey at Protect the Future ( tracey at vedegylet.hu ) 
for any practical matters as well as Alexandra Wandel,
from the S2B coordinating group on any content related
matter (at wto at foeeurope.org, only after 9 January).

We look forward to receiving proposals from you, your registration form
and to seeing many of you in Budapest!

Protect the Future, Hungary

The S2B Network Coordinating Group:

11.11.11, (Belgium), Attac (Austria), Attac (Denmark), Campaign to
Reform the World Bank, (Italy),* *Corporate Europe Observatory
(Netherlands), Friends of the Earth Europe, (Brussels), IATP (Geneva),
Oxfam Solidarity, (Belgium), WEED (Germany), World Development 
Movement
(UK).

(1) Active groups in the Network are all supporters of the 'Our World Is
Not For Sale: WTO Shrink or Sink' Statement
(http://www.ourworldisnotforsale.org) and of Open letters to European
Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy (see http://www.s2bnetwork.org). In 
these
statements groups demand to roll back the power and authority of the 
WTO
and to develop a sustainable, socially and democratically accountable
trade system.
 
Tracey Wheatley,
Project Coordinator,
Védegylet (Protect the Future)
Bp 1051,
Nádor u. 32
Hungary
(00 36) (1) 269 4251
 
*SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: *

11-13 February: International Conference on Globalisation, Public
Services and Sustainability organised by Protect the Future, see http://
www.vedegylet.hu/s2b


13 February 2004 : 3-7 p.m

Capacity building seminar: Pan European civil society campaigning on 
the
EU’s corporate led trade agenda.

Draft agenda

* Welcome* *
* *Introduction round*
* Part I : *The Seattle to Brussels Network*: how it works and how
to engage in it, Alexandra Wandel, FoEE
* Question and Answers
* Part II. *EU trade policy making*:
* Corporate influence in EU Trade policy making, Erik Wesselius, CEO
(tbc)
* A league of gentlemen: The secretive dealings of EU trade policy
making
* Key actors in EU trade policy making (European Commission, member
states, European Parliament, national parliaments), Alexandra
Wandel, FoEE **
* Question and answers**
* The WTO and the Doha Destruction Round: how it works and what is
wrong with it?, Alexandra Strickner, IATP, Geneva**
* The EU and bilaterals, Marc Maes, 11.11.11 (tbc)**

Sunday evening (all S2B meeting participants should have arrived)

* *


SEATTLE TO BRUSSELS NETWORK STRATEGY MEETING

*7 p.m. Common S2B welcome dinner*

*8.30-9.30 p.m.: Meeting of the S2B coordinating group*

*Monday morning**: *

*Draft agenda*

*9:00-10:00: Welcome and Opening*

ˇ Welcome and practicalities

ˇ Short introduction to the network and its activities (Alexandra
Wandel, FoEE)

ˇ Introduction round of participants

ˇ Agenda and aims of the meeting

ˇ Short summary of outcomes of Globalisation, Public Services and
Sustainability Conference (Protect the Future)

10:00 –10:30 Coffee break

*11: 30 – 1 p.m. On the road to HongKong: The state of play (detailed
agenda to follow)*

State of play and analysis of Europe’s stance in the WTO, including

GATS (Marc Maes, 11.11.11/Thomas Fritz, Blue 21/Attac, Germany)

Non-agricultural goods negotiations (N.N)

Agriculture (Gerard Choplin, CPE)

GM trade dispute (Alexandra Wandel, FoEE)

What is at stake for people and the environment in Europe and the 
global
South?

plus explanation in plenary how campaign workshops will run 
(rapporteur,
facilitator, focus on short political update)


Lunch

*2:30 –4 p.m. Parallel workshops*

1) GATS/Bolkestein (introduction by Marc Maes, 11.11.11 and others)

2) Agriculture (introduction by Alexandra Strickner, IATP)

3) NAMA (introduction by Chien Yen, TWN)

- Understanding the issues: what is at stake? Who are the driving 
forces
in Europe, what are their aims, what are sensitivities among EU member
states, how will further liberalisation affect worker’s rights,
environmental rights, public goods, policy space etc.

- State of play at the WTO (groupings)

Coffee break

*4.30- 6.30 p.m. *

*HongKong Strategy and Doha Developmen Dilemma *

* EC trade liberalisation calendar: key dates: bilateral, regional,
multilateral
* Discussing joint objectives for HongKong/EPA/EU Mercosur etc
* New OWINFS statement
* Strategic options: focus of campaigns (priority of issues, monkey
wrenching, differences among EU member states etc.)
* Formulation of a joint slogan under which European mobilisation
could happen
* Discussion of setting up a HongKong strategy working group and
relationship with OWINFS


Public evening event in Budapest with local activists

* *

*Dinner and drinks*

*TUESDAY morning:*

* *

9:00-11.00 a.m.

*Campaign workshops*

1) Services

2) Agriculture

3) NAMA

4) Possible other workshop issue

- Specific strategies in each sector- national and European level

- how to follow up and coordinate joint strategies/activities
(listservers, regular conference calls, homepage with info etc.)

Coffee Break

*11.30-1 p.m. Continuation of campaign workshops*


Lunch

*14:30 – 16:00 Regional and bilateral trade agreements/the GM trade 
dispute*

* *

1. EU Mercosur, (prepared by TNI, BothEnds)
2. Stop EPA activities, (prepared by 11.11.11, WEED, Bothends)
3. Other EU FTAs, N.N
4. GM trade dispute workshop (prepared by FoEE)

- Specific strategies in each sector- national and European level

how to follow up and coordinate joint strategies/activities
(listservers, regular conference calls, homepage with info etc.)

Other workshops can be proposed as well.

Coffee Break**

* *

*4:30 – 6 p.m. **Plenary: S2B’s future campaign portfolio*

ˇ First call for proposals for appointment of members of the
coordinating group

ˇ First call for proposals to host the next S2B meeting

ˇ First announcement of

ˇ Introduction to (decision making on Wednesday morning)

ˇ Terms of Reference of Seattle to Brussels Network and proposed 
changes

ˇ proposed name change: Our world is not for sale - Europe

ˇ Relationship with other network: European Trade Network (Alexandra
Wandel), Our world is not for sale network (Alexandra Strickner), Trade
Justice Movement (Clare Joy)

ˇ Report back from campaign workshops (including questions and short
discussions)

ˇ Strategic discussion about S2B’s scope of the network activities: WTO,
corporates, regional trade agreements, internal EU liberalisation 
process

ˇ Priority setting for campaign activities (e.g. HongKong, bilaterals,
GATS, agriculture, NAMA etc).

ˇ The global week of action: S2B activities around this date, Andrea
Baranes,CRBM, Asbjorn Wahl, Reform for the Welfare State, Marc Maes,
11.11.11, Eve Mitchell, 11.11.11


Dinner

Informal discussion about alternatives to economic globalisation


WEDNESDAY MORNING

*9:00 a.m.-1 p.m, The S2B Network: Clarification of Identity and Ways of
Working (ctd.) and decision-making*


The S2B Network: Clarification of Identity and Ways of Working and
decision-making

Report back from Brussels and London meeting

Proposal and recommendation to be discussed and agreed upon

Improving the network identity:

* Changes to Terms of References
* Relationship to national groups
* Communications: email listserver, website, publications, media work
* Clarification of potential spokespersons per issue
* Appointment of Coordinating Group
* Approval of date and host of next S2B meeting and linked pre
conference

Improving Infrastructure:

* Discussion of job description for network facilitator
* Discussion of issue specific campaign coordination

Enlarging Membership:

* Outreach group: mapping, capacity building needs/meetings/working
group, next public event

Improving our financial resource base:

* funding possibilities and appointment of fiscal management team

Improving working structure of network

* Forming of working goups with one lead group per issue
* Conference calls

Any other business

Evaluation of meeting


Lunch


14:00-15:30


Discussion continued

Evaluation round


Coffee break


16:00-16.45


Meeting of new coordinating group, including appointment of liaison
persons for Our World is Not For Sale Network, European Trade Network
and Trade Justice Movement


Departure


Registration form

for the meeting of the

*/Seattle to Brussels Network/**,*

Budapest, Hungary 2005

(held in the premises of Union of Democratic Healthworkers, Nador u. 
32,
central Budapest)

*Sunday 13^th (introductory training) February 2005,*

*Monday 14^th – Wednesday 16^th February 2005,*

Registration deadline January 24^th , 2005

More information (from Jan 1^st )

www.vedegylet.hu/s2b <http://www.vedegylet.hu/s2b>

Please complete this form and return it to Tracey Wheatley at ‘Protect
the Future’, Hungary, as soon as possible: tracey at vedegylet.hu
<mailto:tracey at vedegylet.hu>

Postal address: Tracey Wheatley, Védegylet (Protect the Future), Bp
1051, Nádor u.32,

Tel: office + 36 1 269 4251, mobile + 36 30 406 7232 www.vedegylet.hu
<http://www.vedegylet.hu/>

*/Please note:/*/ Funding may be available to cover travel and
accommodation costs for participants unable to cover their own costs,
mainly from CEE, but also other countries. More details available upon
request. /

_Registration details:_

_ _

*Name of participant*:

* *

*Address*:

*Tel & Fax*: **

*E-mail:*

* *

*Organisation ( name, website, concern with S2B issues, previous work 
on
related issues )*

* *

* *

* *

* *

*How did you here about the S2B network? Is your organisation a
member/affiliate to any other networks?*

* *

* *

* *

* *

*Are you or your organisation taking part in the ‘Public Services,
Globalisation and Sustainability Conference’ (organised by Protect the
Future) prior to the S2B meeting? ( Feb. 11-13)*

(yes/no/please send me more information!):

* *

* *

*Accommodation:*

1. __________ -* *Don’t worry - I’ll find a place to stay on my own.

2. __________ - Please reserve a bed in the hostel of the conference
building. This will be in shared rooms with 2-3-4 beds and a small
shared kitchen area. Approx cost 15 euro / person

Saturday 12



Sunday 13



Monday 14



Tuesday 15



Wednesday 16



Other:



3. __________ - Please reserve a single room if possible.

_4. I cannot afford a hostel - please find a private place to stay for
me if possible._ (Members of Protect the Future and other local
organisations will be pleased to have participants as guests! )

*Vegetarian *food?

(yes/no):

Other special dietary needs: **

*“Crash Course” for ‘newcomers’:*

I would like to register for a crash course on EU trade policy in the
WTO & on the S2B-network
(Sunday 13^th , 3-6.15 )

(yes/no):**

* *

* *

*Other special needs, including request for financial support (please
specify): *
 




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