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Fair Trade, Consumer Responsibility and the Cooperative Movement

Summary of the round table and workshops on Fair Trade, Consumer Responsibility and the Cooperative Movement during the 2003 World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Pierre W. Johnson, January 2003

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Summary :

On the occasion of the 3rd World Social Forum held in Porto Alegre (Brazil) between 23rd and 28th January 2003, a round table (bringing together 6 contributors in front of an audience of 800 people) and 5 workshops (of 30 to 50 people) on fair trade, ethical consumption and cooperation were prepared by the Fair trade workgroup of the Alliance workshop on Solidarity Socio-economy and by the Collectif « Engagement Citoyen dans l’Economie » (Citizen Involvement in the Economy).

The sessions taken into account for the development of this document:

Round table: Ethical consumption and Fair Trade - 24th January 2003

Workshops organized by the « Fair Trade Workgroup » - 25th January 2003

Workshops organized by the collectif » Engagement Citoyen dans l’Economie » (Citizen Involvement in the Economy).