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World Social Forum

Unnamed Venue Montreal, Canada
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Supported by more than 150 organizations of civil society in Quebec, Canada and the world (Appendix 1), the candidacy of Montreal for receiving the WSF 2016 was formally accepted by the WSF International Council, at the last world Forum, held in Tunisia in March 2015.

The objective of the WSF 2016 faciltiation collective is to bring together between 50 and 80 thousand people in Downtown Montreal from August 9 to 14, 2016, including 5,000 representatives of local organizations and global civil society to propose and participate in more than 1,500 self-organized activities, about exchange of experience, debates initiatives towards another possible world, with opening and closing marches, an agora of initiatives a youth camp and a wide cultural program. It is estimated that 80% of participants in the WSF 2016 will come from Quebec, 10% of neighboring regions (rest of Canada, US) and 10% of the rest of the world.

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