STRATEGY MEETING FOR THE NO-RATIFICATION OF THE EU-COLOMBIA/PERU FTA

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7. October 2010 - 11:00 - 16:00
11 11 11
Rue de la Linière/Vlasfabriekstraat, 11
Brussels
Belgium

Even though negotiations for the EU-Colombia Agreement have been concluded, the signing and ratification process offer significant possibilities for campaigning and lobbying. Civil society and social movements have this crucial window of opportunity to increase pressure both at the national and European levels in order to stop the ratification process of these agreements. 

There is a significant and diverse group of organisations and networks in Europe that are working for the non-ratification of the FTAs EU-Colombia/Perú. The idea of this meeting stems from the need for coordination and synergies between the different campaigns.
 
Objectives of the meeting:
- Jointly analyse the situation of UE-Colombia/Peru FTAs
- Present plans and strategies of the different organizations / European networks towards national governments and European Parliament
- Coordinate actions to prepare the ratification process in European and national Parliaments
- Discuss tools to help us keep each other informed and coordinated
 
Initial Co-convenors:
Seattle to Brussels network (S2B) (Europe)
Oficina Internacional de los Derechos Humanos - Acción Colombia (OIDHACO) (International)
Centre National de Coopération au Développement (CNCD)- 11 11 11 (Belgium)
11 11 11- Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging (Belgium)
Bi-regional network Europe-Latin America and the Caribbean Enlazando Alternativas
Asociación Latinoamericana de Organizaciones de Promoción al Desarrollo A.C. (ALOP) 
Latin America Solidarity Center (LASC)  (Ireland) 
WEED (Germany)
Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum Chile-Lateinamerika eV (FDCL)  (Germany)
Colibri (Germany)
PowerShift (Germany)
Ong M.A.I.S. (Italy) 
FAIR (Italy)
Rifondazione comunista/Sinistra Europea ((Italy)
Osservatorio Informativo Selvas.org (Italy)
Associazione Paliacate Chapas di Corsico (Italy) 
Justice for Colombia (UK)
War on Want (UK)
Ecologistas en Accion (Spain)
Setem Catalunya (Spain)
Enginyeria Sense Fronteres (Spain)
Observatorio de la Deuda en la Globalización (ODG) (Spain)
IEPALA (Spain)
Attac España (Spain)
Colectivo Colombianos Refugiados en Asturias (Spain)
Plataforma Justicia por Colombia (Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado, Comité Oscar Romero, IEPALA, Mundubat, Paz con
Dignidad, Paz y Solidaridad de CCOO) (Spain)
Plataforma Rural (Spain)
Soldepaz Pachakuti (Spain)
Coordinación Maloka Colombia (Spain)
Transnational Institute (TNI) (Netherlands)
Coordinación de ONGs Suizas por Colombia (Switzerland)
Grupo de Trabajo Suiza Colombia  (Switzerland)
AITEC (France)
France Amérique Latine (FAL) (France)
Latinamerikagrupperna-Solidaridad Suecia-America Latina  (Sweeden)
 
We call on all the organisations and networks to join the call or participate from this meeting!