Roadmap

Lines of action

To carry out its mission in a concrete and operational way, GTAGlobal Tapestry of Alternatives develops around 5 specific lines of action that organize the annual objectives. By it's lines of actions, the GTA tends to:

  • [A] Document : Foster platforms and spaces of exchange, mutual learning, documentation and visibility of the project amongst existing alternatives.
  • [B] Disseminate : Propagate the idea and visibility and process of the GTA among different media
  • [C] Connect : Create a space for already existing networks to connect and engage cross-sectorally.
  • [D] Stimule : Stimulating new networking and weaving. Enable and stimulate new networks / confluences of alternatives in countries or regions that do not have them, by providing key lessons from current GTA's Weavers.
  • [E] Support : Develop strategies and actions of solidarity and support with allied projects and networks

Annual planning

In the following section we describe the objectives per year. This is an organic plan that is regularly updated.

2019 (already finished)

  • Link of local/regional networks articulating earthy alternative experiences at the grassroots in at least two countries –India (Vikalp Sangam) and Mexico (Crianza Mutua).
  • Issue the call for a GTA, with a full list of endorsements; and identifying a global set of partners with/by whom activities can be organised.
  • Introduce the GTA idea in different gatherings and conferences.
  • Create a web presence to communicate GTA in a global level. First version of the website available in www.globaltapestryofalternatives.org

2020 (current objectives)

2021

  • Continue the development to achieve a more robust and improved version of our “meta-maps of alternatives”.
  • Strengh mutual connections (sharing information and ideas, practical collaborations) amongst alternative initiatives (groups, movements, networks and processes) that are publicly visible.
  • Develope concrete and operational tools for Weavers to deepen their autonomy; expand and strengthen their networks; promote mapping and self-documentation of their members actions and practices.
  • Start the definition of a common Open Framework for the identification, description and understanding of alternatives around the globe.
  • Create a toolbox of resources to weave local and thematic networks to promote the creation of new weavers
  • Promote and weaver similar processes promoted in at least 20 countries/regions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.
  • Promote the organization of national meetings for building alliances between alternative experiences (and resistance movements they are linked to) in the countries where they are already articulated; encouraging the spread of such initiatives into new areas.
  • Organize the first global phisical meeting of those participating in the GTA Core and main endorsers.
  • Engage into actions and expressions of solidarity with movements, either as the GTA or as a listing of its participating organisations/movements.
  • Establish the GTA as an international process for full range of activities relating to systemic transformation, in close collaboration with global fora like the World Social Forum.
  • Produce a charter/declaration or manifesto that publicly expose the core of agreements of the GTA's networked members.

2022