WSFTE 2020

World Social Forum of Transformative Economies

Social initiatives and movements that promote real alternatives to capitalism have been cited in Barcelona from June 25 to 28, 2020. The World Social Forum of Transformative Economies (WSFTE 2020) seeks to connect and involve transformative movements and practices throughout the world that are changing the economic system of their communities.

The main goal is to recognize the complementarities and common objectives of the different movements of the transformative economies, to converge and to respond to global challenges. Thus, this event will be another step of a broad process of confluence between movements.

From RIPESS Intercontinental, as one of the forum’s driving networks, we invite you to participate in the WSFTE!



The Forum is an opportunity to share successful local and international experiences, create and strengthen alliances focused on alternative economic models and reclaim the world we are jointly creating. The three days of work will allow specifying a global agenda with specific agreements to ensure the continuity of the movement beyond the meeting. Strategies will be developed to put people and the environment at the centre of the economy, creating collaborative and resilient societies and moving towards eliminating the economy relying on extraction, competitiveness and the market. However, the importance of the forum lies in the process of confluence between movements around the world already begun.

Thus, in April 2019 a preparatory meeting was held that allowed to begin a confluence process of movements around the world. This work, which will continue after the Forum, will determine a common agenda to transform the economy with concrete proposals and reflections. The event will be organized following different transversal axes: the sustainability of life, the equal distribution of power, public policies and training and research.

RIPESS Intercontinental is one of the driving networks of the WSFTE. For us, the forum is a very important occasion to put in practice network alternatives, business, community and life care, which are the characteristics of the SSE. We believe that this approach to networking and confluence can be transferred to other levels and this is our contribution. Therefore, we encourage all people, projects, entities or confluences that work to transform the economy to participate in the WSFTE 2020!

We explain the WSFTE in more detail.

How to take part

The WSFTE is an open process that seeks to generate confluences among transforming economies. Therefore, there are several ways to get involved in the forum, either through the Virtual Forum or by attending the event in Barcelona.

Discover all the ways to participate.

How to register

If you want to attend the June event in Barcelona, the first thing you should do is register on the WSFTE website. There you will find all the modalities, payment method and contributions. In this space, you can also submit activities to be held during the Forum. You have until April 15!

We give you more information here.

Some additional resources

If you would like more information, here are some resources we think you might find useful:

A short guide for participants in the process and co-construcion of the Forum

“The WSFTE 2020 aims to create an open space of dialogue and construction between those who practice another economy”

On the way to the WSFTE 2020: Join the local convergence process now!

The WSFTE 2020 preparatory meeting: the participants’ voices