The European Social Forum (ESF) will be the first Europe-wide gathering of the growing movements against neo-liberalism, racism and war. Tens of thousands of people will gather to discuss, debate and organise. There will also be a major united European demonstration against war. The ESF is for everyone who cares about the future of our planet, everyone who believes a better world is possible and necessary.
Wednesday 6 November
ESF opens with demonstration in support of asylum seekers and immigrants.
Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 November
Debates, forums and seminars. Over 150 different workshops. All translated into English, Italian, French and Spanish - other languages also possible.
Saturday 9 November
Afternoon/evening - major anti-war demonstration.
You must register for the ESF - go to www.fse-esf.org. Once registered accommodation is available in Florence. How to get there
A special chartered train with beds will leave England in the afternoon Tuesday 5 November, arriving in Florence at midday Wednesday 6 November. It leaves Florence in the evening Sunday 10 November, arriving in England Monday 11 November. The cost is £150. Book by phoning 020 7053 2072. Get sponsored at school, college or work. Go for all or some of the ESF and protests by plane. Use budget airlines to Bologna or Pisa. It's a quick rail connection to Florence. ...or use your imagination