YEREVAN (YERKIR)–The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) will join over 300 organizations in the third European Socialist Forum (ESF) in London–October 15-17.
The forum is set to discuss issues ranging from war to human rights. An AYF representative’s report is planned for the War and Peace session. The AYF has participated in the two previous forums held in Italy in 2002–and France in 2003.
Around 20,000 campaigners from trade unions–charities–religious groups–and political organizations will take part in over 500 seminars–workshops–and talks.
A huge cultural program of screenings–theater–and exhibitions is running alongside the political debates; the event will culminate in a demonstration against the war in Iraq on Sunday.
"The whole point of the forum is finding common ground," said one participant. "Coming here allows us to build bridges and remove misunderstandings."