Based on the pillars of people power, systemic alternatives and progressive philanthropy, the Just Giving program will be designed to engage participants into deep debates about the systemic challenges the world is facing today and how to overcome them.
During the call for sessions, funders from all over the world sent proposals like:
- Ethical Investment for ChangeLet’s Organize the Donor Organisers!
- What’s Culture Got to Do with It? New Narrative & Storytelling for Just Transition work
- From Kurdistan to Barcelona: new models of stateless democracy
- La revolución será feminista o no será: A Gender Just Transition
Over 95 proposals for sessions were received and clustered according to the main topics, and distributed into different settings of elements, which include:
- Plenary Panels
- Engagement Labs
- Action Labs
- Walking Tours
- Community Meetings
- Dine Arounds
- Ad Hoc Meetings
Plenary panels are high level deliberations between funders and movement partners around the three main pillars of the conference: people power, systemic alternatives and progressive philanthropy.
So far, we have the confirmation of the following speakers:
Engagement Labs are for collective strategizing on moving philanthropy to support deeper systemic change within a sector or area of work.
This year, engagement labs will be organised around the following themes:
‣ The limits of growth: from extractivism to regeneration
‣ The future of work: building new economies
‣ The Commons and open democracy
‣ New narratives for systems change
‣ Ethical investment: capital as a lever for change
‣ New philanthropy: challenging power and privilege
‣ Movement building in times of far-right populism
Action Labs are for those who wish to develop concrete collaborations, i.e. determining next steps for moving forward with a collective initiative developed or discussed during an Engagement Lab.
Workshops are for sharing, to exchange and deepen knowledge especially around content (projects, initiatives, networks, perspectives).
Descriptions of a dozen or so workshops being organised by funders and their allies will be available soon.
Walking tours are topical workshops including a visit to an initiative in walking distance of the venue.
Community meetings are visits of movement initiatives and discussions with local activists in or around Barcelona, possibly including bus travel.
Descriptions of the community meetings being organised by the host committee with local organisations will be available soon.
Dine Arounds are informal conversations over dinner around a particular topic, organized by and sponsored by an individual or group of funders.
Ad Hoc Meetings are for more informal conversations organized spontaneously around issues that emerge during the conference.