2022 FIRENZE – 20 years after the first European Social Forum



four days of European and international meeting – a step toward a new convergence of social actors in Europe


(after the international meeting on October 5ht)

November 10th-13th 2022, twenty years after the first European Social Forum

next preparatory meeting:

October 17th at 17:30 CET


After years of geographical and thematic fragmentation of the social actors in Europe, the aim of 2022Firenze is to provide a contribution for a new social convergence, to face the terrible time we are living. All of us are needed and all of us are invited to come and join!


On November 10th and 11th November Florence will host meetings and self-organised initiatives. The initiatives will be promoted, organised and financed by networks, organisations and movements.

The provisional list can be consulted at this link:


The European and international assembly will take place on November 12th and 13th. The assembly will be divided into three sessions, to discuss three cross-cutting questions: 

1) Where is Europe going and what is its role in a changing world? 

2) From resentment and loneliness to collective hope: how to beat the consensus to right-wing forces inside the society?

3) Being right is not enough: how to be effective at the time of emptied democracy?

The assembly will start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and it will last at 1:00 pm on Sunday. 

The assembly will have simultaneous translation: it will be possible to speak in English, French, Castilian and Italian and it will be possible to listen in English and Italian. The speeches will be organised so as to allow for a balance of gender and generations, of countries and topics. 

On Friday at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m., two convergence meetings will take place, with the aim to share info about the next mobilizations/campaigns/events and to plan the 2022Florence follow up . We invite you to organize your trips in order to guarantee the presence of at least one person of your organization to these meetings. Info about the venue will be sent soon.

A symbolic public action in town is under construction, infos will be provided soon. And we will find the way to show the link with the global actions addressed to the COP27, that will take place in the same period in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt.


The assembly on November 12th-13th will take place in Palaffari, Piazza Adua 1, in front of Santa Maria Novella Train Station.

The self-organized events on November 10th-11th will take place in various venues: you will find them in the website, as soon as they will be finalized.


To join, communicate or receive information write to: 2022firenze@gmail.com

The website that will hosts all the informations and the program in Italian and English is: https://2022firenze.eu

The logo is the one you can find in attachment and on the website.


The Florence committee will do its utmost to help the participants’ accommodation. Those who need support for finding a low-cost accommodation should write to: 2022firenze@gmail.com

A call will also be launched to find solidarity accommodation.


As the details of your initiative are finalised, it is essential that you email us all the useful info, so that we can integrate the shared file and update the website.

The shared file with the self-organized events is here:


Please email 2022firenze@gmail.com with only the essential details:

1) the title of the self-organised initiative; 2) the promoter(s); 3) the type of event and in particular whether it is an internal meeting or an event open to participation by all; 4) the date and venue; 5) the languages in which the initiative will be held; 6) the contact person with his/her email address.

We recommend that you send this 6 essential info by email: we had to turn the shared file into ‘view only’ mode to avoid deletions and other technical problems that have occurred in the past weeks.

Then, when more extensive presentations of your event are ready, also send those by e-mail to 2022firenze@gmail.com, so that they can be published on the site.

If you need to find a space for your initiative, write to the same e-mail address: we will do our best to help you. If you have already found a room for your initiative, send us an email as soon as possible with the place, date and time – this will help us in our search for rooms for other initiatives.


If you want to participate, to collaborate or to propose speakers to self-organized events, you can write to their contact persons: you will find the email address in the shared file.

Write them also in case you want to propose the merging of different self-organized events.


It’s time to provide us with the names/organization/country of those you propose as speakers at the European plenary assembly on 12 and 13 November, indicating in which specific session of the plenary the intervention is proposed. 

The deadline to send us your proposals is October 21st – if you need more time, please inform us.

We will then have to work to compose a balanced programme (gender, generation, country, topics etc.) of interventions in the assembly, and this will take time. Therefore, please do not send us the proposals at the last minute! 

Priority, in the assembly, will be given to people in presence. In special cases, we can plan to have online intervention.

The assembly will be recorded. Rapporteurs of each session will be appointed.

At the beginning of November, the speakers and the rapporteurs will meet with the international preparatory group to discuss abut the contents of the sessions.

and… let us continue to involve other European and international networks and associations:

please, disseminate as much as possible the invitation to come to Florence!

and, if you can, support the trip of activists and social actors from Europe, Mediterranean region and Global South, with a specific attention to the new generation’s movements!

The next international preparatory meeting will take place on October 17th at 17:30 CET at this link:


ID riunione: 881 3650 3233

Passcode: 571673

the meeting will be devoted to discuss about the contents of the assembly

Thanks, in solidarity 

The Italian Organising Committee

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