Sunday, January 22, 2006

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Youth Camp?

The first Youth Camp is in the park “Vinicio Adames” south of Caracas. When the park is full, another one, “Parque Los Caobos” close to Parque Central will be opened.

How do I get to the Poliedro?

A free transportation service is offered to go to the Youth Camp and the Poliedro. The buses leave from the BP gas station in the back of Parque Central (Avenida Lecuna). They first go to the Poliedro, where the accreditation can be realized, and from there to the Youth Camp.

Another possibility to get there is go to the Metro station "El Valle" and take a bus from there to the Poliedro.

How do I get to the Youth Camp?

To get to the Youth Camp in Parque Vinicio Adames head to the Poliedro. From there transportation is offered to the Youth Camp.

How does the accreditation work?

Before going to the Youth Camp you have to go through the accreditadion process. This takes place in the Poliedro where you have to pay the registration fee. The fee has to paid in cash (until Sunday 22nd only in Bolívares, from Monday on also in US Dollars or Euros).

The accreditation for media can be done via eMail. Please send the following data to the eMail address comunicacioncampamento@gmail.com:

  • First and last name(s) of journalist or responsible
  • Name of Media
  • City, Country
  • eMail address

I already paid the registration fee in a bank. What do I have to do?

Those who already made their payment through a bank have to turn in their voucher at the accreditation place at the Poliedro.

What are the prices for the accreditation?

The prices for the accreditation for the Youth Camp are:

For venezuelans:

  • Organization: 43.000 Bolívares (The inscription covers all the members of your organization.)
  • Individuals: 5.000 Bolívares
  • Visitors (one day): 5.000 Bolivares

For people from all other countries:

  • Organization: 54.000 Bolívares (includes 5 participants that will receive individual accreditations)
  • Individuals: 5.000 Bolívares
  • Visitors (one day): 5.000 Bolívares

What are the Metro stations?

Metro

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How does catering work in the camp?

In the camp co-operatives offer food. The prices are:

  • Breakfast: 8.000 Bolívares
  • Lunch: 12.000 Bolívares
  • Supper: 10.000 Bolivares

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Press

Accreditation of media

In the context of the opening of the Youth Camp of the 6th World Social Forum in Caracas we call all the media to cover the development of the camp and the different social, cultural and political activities that will take place in it. Approximately 20.000 young people from all over the world will participate in the Youth Camp. For the coverage we ask all the media to accredit by sending the following data (see below) to the eMail address comunicacioncampamento@gmail.com. (...)

  • First and last name(s) of journalist or responsible
  • Name of Media
  • City, Country
  • eMail address

Accredited media/journalists that wish to publish their news, photos or articles about the development of the camp can send their work to the following eMail addresses:

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Help / Travel

Help build the camps / How to get there

If you are wondering how you can help build the working dream of the World Youth Camps (Campamentos Mundial de la Juventud) come join others going to Parque Vinicio Adames. There is a free transportation service to Vinicio Adames, the park the Youth Camp is at. The buses leave from Avenida Bolívar close to Parque Central. They first go to the Poliedro, where the accreditation can be realized, and from there to the Youth Camp.

If you're having no luck finding the station, come to the information point at the entry to the western tower (Torre Oeste) in Parque Central.

We need you!

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Accreditation

Change in accreditation process

The payment for the accreditation will not be made in the Banco Industrial de Venezuela. Delegations have to realize the payment in the Poliedro de Caracas (Bus station, Metro: El Valle). For now the fee can only be paid in Bolívares, from Monday on it will be possible to also pay in US Dollars and Euros.

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Real Situation

Has the Camp Started?

In this moment, the Vinivio Adames parque still needs work before being ready for the reception of people arriving to participate in the Youth Camp. We are faced with a chaotic reality, and lack of materials and preparation. The four hectares land sanctioned for the camp don’t have even the minimal structure necessary to habitate many people, yet the first youth participants are arriving.

Until now, only signs for meeting points and division posts for the 9m2 tent spaces have been placed. The terrain has been fumigated – with all of the environmental effects that carries – so as to avoid the danger of animal bites. As well, the land has been drained, so as to impede floods in the case of major rain. All of this was directed by the project and logistics coordinator for the camp, María Esther Cabrera (Ingeniera), the local Firefighters and the Health department, who have assured that the ‘control’ and security posts have been installed.

Lacking still are the installations of bathrooms, showers, potable water tanks, and the stalls for the cooperatives that will be providing food. Sofar, transportation is not available to the camp. This is all due to breaks in communication between the work commission of the Youth Camp and the authorities who are supporting the Camp with the necessary resources. The Coordinators have said that requirements were sent, but never arrived at their destinations, motivations for this are still unkown.

Participants for the Vinicio Adames park have already arrived, and set up camp in the space, despite the deficiencies. The main problems are food provisions, potable water, transport and hygene. In sum, the park isn’t ready to be occupied yet. We are hoping that in the next few days things will move ahead, and we’re working to make that happen, with the goal of having all basic installations in place for Saturday, ready to receive 5 thousand tents that will first occupy this park, and then, once full, be located in the other zone, Los Coabos park (one which, at this point, has absolutely no camp infrastructure).

This is a really critical situation, and the support and voluntary collaboration of every individual is fundamental in making the World Youth Camp possible this year. Its important to emphasize that their wont be much in the way of camp commodities, and each must use their imagination to resolve whatever problems arise – putting in action the concept of self determination that will guarunte the quality of the convergence.

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Friday, January 20, 2006

Sexual assault

Not Here! Not Anywhere!

The big secret; the thing that doesn’t get talked about. It happens everywhere in the world, even at solidarity camps.

Sexual assault is non-consensual sexual touching, kissing, violence, harassment and rape. Unfortunately, sexual assault is a constant in all of our societies. As we are people who believe in transforming the world, it is essential that we confront sexual assault and the culture and forces that build it; so that we can free the world of sexual assault! In this camp, we will be sharing our cultures, our stories, our lives, and our dreams. For us to flourish as a community, we must make this space safe for all. When any of us feel threatened, because of gender, race, class, country of origin, and sexual orientation, we are unable to build a future based in the principles that have brought us together here at this youth camp. We must act as the community that we wish to be, and challenge Sexual Assault, so that we are all safe to dream and build together. (...)

At past Campamentos, even at the prior Soilidarity camps in Quito, Ecuador, and Porto Allegre, Brasil, sexual assaults took place. We refuse to stand back and do nothing; we challenge the participants of this social forum to live the other world that we know is possible, and to build a campamento free of sexual violence.

Sexual Assault includes all non-consensual sexual behavior, and is therefore inherently coercive. Although sexual assault can take place between people of the same sex , and men can be assaulted by women; in the vast majority of occurrences, men sexually assault women. Sexual assault is an abuse of power, and is a part of a culture that condones violence against women.

Every person has different limits of what makes them feel safe or not, and some of this is based in cultural difference. Since we come from different cultures, we must communicate clearly, make no assumptions, and respect our differences and limits.

Ultimately, everyone wants to feel safe, even if our limits are different. We are an international community, we have the opportunity and responsibility to be consciously sensitive about others experiences throughout the Forum. For this reason, it is always best to ask before engaging in sexual behavior and keep this dialogue and awareness present throughout the week.

Another Forum is possible, one in which sexual assault does not take place, where women are respected, and where we all feel safe to celebrate and share.

Let us build this other world, it takes all of us!

By el colectivo adelita, an international network, family, of antiimperialist feminists. We welcome everyone! adelita@riseup.net

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Orientation

Map of the park Vinicio Adames

The accreditation of participants will start on Saturday, 21 of January, 6 am in the Poliedro. To get there go by Metro and get off at the station “El Valle” (see map). From there take a bus to the Poliedro. There will also be transportation from the bus terminals “La Bandera” and “El Oriente”, from the Airport Maiquetía, and also from Parque Central.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Mosaic of Books

2006 WSF – Caracas: Mosaic of Books

Come participate in the Book Mosaic campaign that will take place during the 2006 polycentric WSF of the Americas in Caracas. The campaign will collect books for the World Social Forum Library – a project that was started at the first WSF, take took place in Porto Alegre 2001.

The organizers of the Book Mosaic will solicit all participants of the WSF to contribute books on any of the themes of the Forum in any language. The books will be collected at the points of accreditation.

The campaign already has over 6000 publications that are located in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

coletivomosaico@yahoo.com.br | http://mosaicodelivros.blogspot.com | http://lproweb.procempa.com.br/pmpa/prefpoa/Mosaico_Livro

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Newspaper of the Youth Camp

First edition of "El Querrequerre"

The first edition of the Youth Camp newspaper, El Querrequerre, has been published. Download it as PDF:

El Querrequerre #0 (pdf, 4,4 mb)

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Accreditation

How to get Accreditation

Step 1

Make the payment for the accreditation in accordance with the country that you come from (varied prices based on countries of origin) at any branch of Banco Industrial de Venezuela, within the hours of 8:30am-3:30pm, or in the Poliedro (Bus station), where the hours are 8:30am- 5pm. The payment will go into the account of the Fundación Jóvenes por Caracas, Account number is 00003-0057-84-0001057454.

Step 2

After making the payment, go to the ticket office at the Poliedro (Bus station) where they will give you your orientation packet for the camp. During non-business hours of the bank, payments can be made and orientation packets will be available next to the same location at the Poliedro (bus station.) (...)

For participants coming from the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, South Korea, Denmark, USA, Slovakia, Spain, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, The Chezc Republic, The United Kingdom, and Turkey.

For an organization: Bs 64.500 (US$30) includes accreditation of 5 individuals. An organization can only register one time; other members have to register as individuals.

Un-affiliated-individuals: Bs 25.800 (US$12) for the duration of the camp.

Visitors: Bs 5.000 (US $2.33) for daily admittance.

Other Countries: For an organization: Bs 25.800 (US$12) for the duration of the camp.

Un-affiliated-individuals: Bs 15.000 (US$7) for the duration of the camp.

Visitors: Bs 5.000 (US$2.33) for daily admittance

Venezuelan Organizations: Bs 43000

International Branches:

MIAMI
Address: 101 BRICKELL AVENUE.9TH FLOOR
MIAMI, FLORIDA, 33131
Telephone Number: (001)(305)3745060

NEW YORK
Address: 900 Third Avenue 14th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10022
Telephone Number: (001)(212)6882200

CURAZAO
Address: HANDEISKADE N-12
PUNDA, CURZAO, NA
Telephone number: (005999) 4616534

CUBA
Address: Centro de Negocios Miramar, (Miramar Trade Center) Edif Jerusalem, Piso 2, Ofic 201, Sector Miramar
La Habana, Cuba
Telephone Number: (00537) 2069650

Simón Bolívar International Airport:

MAIQUETIA
Telephone Number (0212) 355.1093 / 1085

Branches close to the Metro Stations:

Branch at Metro station Bellas Artes:

PARQUE CENTRAL
Address: Edif. Anauco, Hotel Anauco Hilton.
Telephone number: (0212) 575.2561 / 3722

AV. MEXICO
Address: Edif. Santa María, Calle Sur 21, Este 4.
Telephone number: (0212) 577.9280 / 575.4557

Metro Plaza Sucre Branch:

CATIA
Address: Centro Brasil, Urb. Nueva Caracas.
Telephone number: (0212) 871.3581 / 872.3053

Metro Petare Branch:

EL MARQUEZ
Address: Avenida Sanz, Edificio Cadafe, P.B.
Telephone number: (0212) 271.9886/965 /2564

Branch at PETARE:

Address: Edif. Monte Ararat, PB. Av. Fco. de Miranda.
Telephone number: (0212) 256.6629 / 9512 / 8853

Metro La Hoyada Branch:

LA HOYADA
Address: Edif: Sede de la C.A. Metro de Caracas.
Telephone number: (0212) 545.4152 / 542.067

Metro Los Cortijos Branch:

LOS RUICES
Address: Av. Diego Cisneros Centro Empresarial.
Telephone number: (0212) 239.3923 / 239.5278

Metro Ciudad Universitaria Branch:

TAQUILLA IPOSTEL LOS CHAGUARAMOS
Address: Calle Atabaco, diagonal con la Toyota.
Telephone number: (0212) 690.1167

Metro Plaza Venezuela Branch:

TAQUILLA SENIAT PLAZA VENEZUELA
Branch code: 13
Address: Edificio Seniat P.B.
Telephone number: 709.2015 / 709.2016

Metro Altamira Branch:

ALTAMIRA
Código de la Agencia: 73
Address: Av. San Juan Bosco 2da. Transversal de Altamira
Telephone number: (0212) 266.1233 / 2185

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

International Issues

Our Grain of Sand

The International Issues Commission inside the organisation of the Sixth World Social Forum has gathered the proposed goals for the construction of the Youth Camp, and responded in the areas of translation, reception of participants (also in charge of contingencies for whom Visas are necessary), and internal transportation for volunteers. (...)

There are more thean 300 volunteer interpreters that will collaborate for the fluid communication and exchange of ideas between participants. Regarding Visas, despite the different difficulties that have appeared, the commission has been able to resolve matters with contingencies and will continue working to ensure an effective process for entering the Youth Camp.

Reception teams have been formed and will be available at the Simón Bolívar International Airport to help participants get to the Arturo Michelena International Airport in Valencia and finally Caracas. The plan for volunteer transport buses to and from the Camp has also been set.

The International Issues Commission will continue working to help organize the ¨World City¨Youth Camp… for the success of the whole World Social Forum… as we work together in the belief that Another World is Possible, and necessay. As such, this commission has placed its grain of sand, so that the WSF may continue being an open space of plurality and diversity.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Communication

Inscription of the press

For the comrades that already are in Caracas or will arrive soon, we are welcoming you to a press point of the World Youth Camp, please join us Wednesday January 18th of 2006 at 10 am in the West Tower, 3rd floor of the Parque Central.

We invite the comrades of the medias interested in participating as press in the World Youth Camp to register at comunicacioncampamento@gmail.com telling us their personal datas, the media with which they are involved, an example of their media work, and their needs during the Camp (...)

We are announcing that right now the Communication Commission has a radio with speakers, press rooms with internet access, audio edition and an internal daily newspaper “El Querrequerre”.

NOTA: We ask the comrades registered as press in the website of the WSF to send us their data to the above mentionned email to help them to have access to the infrastructures of the Camp.

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Access

Way of Access and Caravans

Flying
Several national and international airlines travel daily to and from Venezuela. For more information: www.flyaeropostalairlines.com

Walking, Biking, Driving
From the Andes entering by Cúcuta (Colombia)-San Antonio del Táchira (Venezuela), Río Hacha (Colombia) and Arauca (Colombia). From the South Cone entering by Boa Vista (Brasil)-Santa Elena de Uairén (Venezuela).

Sailing
From the Eastern Caribbean Islands, entering by Cumaná and La Guaira Venezuela. (...)

Caravans

The planned caravans will come from Peru, Ecuador, Colombia toward Venezuela. The departure from Peru will be the city of Lima. For more information please contact Jonatan Rupiet al 97067067, Franz 98823489 and Nelly 97155234. The departure from Ecuador will be the city of Quito. For more information: Miguel Guatemales at the numbers. 2444991 and cell. 091912119.

The caravans will arrive in Ipiales Colombia and meet with the caravans coming from the Colombian cities of Cali, Pasto, Bucaramanga and Cúcuta and continue toward San Antonio del Táchira, Venezuela. For any information, please contact Pedro Santana at pedrosantana@etb.net.co and Jorge Escobar Bta. 2174549 or 2176247 regional@etb.net.co For the caravan coming from Brazil, please contact Héctor Sales at 96029540 or 36310845 and with salescavalcante@ig.com.br

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International relations

Visas

The process of getting a visa is free for the World Social Forum. Participants just have to mention that they are participating in the VI World Social Forum Caracas 2006 and the visa will be sent to them. Not all the participants need visas. Please check if your citizenship requires you to get a visa to enter Venezuela. (...)

The people experiencing problems with the visa process can send an urgent email specifying their full name, passport number, country and city of origin at the addresses: campamentomundial@gmail.com, visa@forosocialmundial.org.ve o asuntosconsularesfsm@gmail.com, and we will send them a personalized invitation letter that will help them with the visa process.

Nota: The Venezuelan government has decided to give the Visa de Cortesía C-18, valid for 30 days to anyone interested in participating in the WSF. They only need to register as delegate or participant on the web page http://www.forosocialmundial.org.ve/

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Accreditation

New accreditation process

The accreditation of participants, delegates and organizations will be in the Poliedro de Caracas. The payment can be done in any Banco Industrial de Venezuela, account N° 0003-0057-84-0001057454 to the name of “Fundación Jóvenes por Caracas”. Outside the office hours, the payment can be done with the accreditation.

Important!

The accreditation will be personalized and will be done only in the Poliedro de Caracas. If it is posible, please send to the Camp email (campamentomundial@gmail.com) the list of the people of your organization that will participate and if their are member of an organization, the name, passport number, country of origin or place in Venezuela where they live. Proposals of political activities accompanied by the technical needs for these events are highly welcomed.

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Transport

Communiqué of the Working Groups of Communication

The Venezuelan Organizing Commission wants to officially inform that the organizing process of the VI WSF and II ASF is continuing normally despite the transportation problematic between the Maiquetia airport and the city of Caracas due to the collapse of the no.1 viaduct of the Caracas-La Guaira highway. (...)

The Venezuelan government has set a special plan that includes:

  • a) The habilitation of the old road Caracas-La Guaira with a limited schedule from 5 AM to 9 PM for the exclusive transit of individual vehicules and passengers; and from 10 PM a 4 AM for the transit of heavyload vehicles in one way per day.
  • b) An alternative way from and toward the Airport will also be available through El Junquito y Carayaca. The Maiquetia airport that serves Caracas WILL NOT BE CLOSED.

In any case:

  • c) If it is needed the Charallave airport located at 1 hour of Caracas will be habilitated for land transport.
  • d) From the Maiquatia Simon Bolivar Airport (main Caracas airport) participants can fly to the “Palo Negro” Airport located in the city of Maracay or the “Arturo Michelena” Airport located in the city of Valencia, at respectively 150 KM and 200 KM (aprox), for a transit driving time to Caracas between 1 and 2 hours. Roads with controlled prices have been established from these airports for land transport toward Caracas .

For more information, please write at the following emails:fsmcaracas@forosocialamericas.org.ve, comunica@forosocialmundial.org.ve and consult the website :http://www.forosocialmundial.org.ve/noticia.php, noticias@forosocialamericas.org

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Location

The Camp is polycentric as well

The new project of sites for the World Youth Camp have been confirmed as the Park Vinicio Adames and the Park Los Caobos. Therefore, not only the World Social Forum will be polycentric but the Camp in Caracas as well. The occupation will begin in the Park Vinicio Adames. Once the 26 available hectares are filled, the occupation will continue in the 22 hectares of the Park Los Caobos located in Bellas Artes, a central area of Caracas. (...)

Both Camps will have the infrastructures necessary for the World Youth Camp: showers, toilets, drinkable water, food coops, security, internet access, cultural and political activities, hospital tents, information centers, radio with speakers, distribution of the internal newspaper, the Querrequerre.

The accreditation system will work in both spaces to welcome the participating people, with a service of currency exchange and the opportunity to pay the accreditation for those who have not yet done so in the Banco Industrial (open from 8am to 8pm).

A transportation service will be offered between the two sites of the the Camp (estimated length of about 30 minutes). More information coming soon in the Transport section of this blog.

We will later announce the date in which the occupation of the Park Vinicio Adames will begin.

To see the maps of the parks click here.

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Friday, January 06, 2006

Culture

Confirmation of Cultural Activities

To confirm a cultural activity please click here.

A description in spanish of the kind of cultural activities that are planned is available here.

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Suspense

¿Parque del Este or Los Caobos?

The Youth Camp depends on the government position

At the beginning of the project of the Camp, the goal was to occupy the La Carlota airport. At mid-December, the government imposed that the Camp would happen elsewhere. The alternative was Parque del Este. The project goes on, spaces are distributed along the 20 hectares dedicated for the occupation. Thinking in the integration of the World Youth Camp in the daily life of the Park, the right of the caraqueños citizens to use their Park was preserved. As well, a special care was to be made for the areas of zoological diversity. (...)

On January 4th, a call from the Instituto Nacional de Parques (Inparque) decided that they would not allow the youth camp to take place in the Parque del Este, considering the risk at the very fragil ecosystem of the site. They then suggested the Parque Vinicio Adames and the Parque Los Caobos. The former already has the formal authorizacion of Inparque (so will exist as), the latter depends on the authorization of the Mayor of Municipio Libertador Freddy Bernal.

According to Ernesto C. Mercado, General Coordinator of the Youth Camp, the decision also has political motives, a problem that the Forum has been facing since the beginning of its effort.

The last hope to get the Parque del Este stands in a positive answer of the Governator Diosdado Cabello, in a letter that must be handed on Thursday January 5th 2006 in the morning.

Mercado added that if the autorization are not granted this week, the Parque de los Caobos will begin to be occupied with tents on Monday January 9th of 2006. However, he underlines that the instalations of Los Caobos show several logistical, sanitary and infrastructural problems, among others.

The common stand of all the volunteers of the World Youth Camp is that the event will happen between January 23rd and 29th of 2006. All the necessary efforts will be made to reach this objective.

GT Comunicación campamentomundial@gmail.com

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Transportation

Transportation in Caracas

Caracas being a large city in a valley, the metropolis is experiencing several traffic problems. There is a diversified system of public transport: busetas costing between 600 and 1000 Bs. Cabs and motorbike-cabs with prices negotiated at the moment of the ride. The Metro goes to almost all the neighborhoods of MetroCaracas. It costs 400 Bs, with option of 350 Bs for ride of less than 8 stations and 300 Bs for less than 4 stations. The Metro operates from 5 am to 11 pm. The people registered at the World Social Forum will get a pass for the Metro for the time of the event. They will have to pay their own rides for the time before their registration.

The Transportation Commission of the World Camp presents the Roads of the Forum. Details concerning the roads and costs will be available on this blog when they are known.

Service Roads

These are the roads that will be used for people participating in the World Camp from the arrival terminal in Caracas to the sites of the Forum. The Maiquietía Simón Bolivar airport and the Bus Terminals La Bandera and El Oriente will have welcoming brigades that will offer information about the World Camp to the people arriving. These brigades will divide the incoming persons in different buses, cabs and motorbike-cabs accreditated and to the exclusive use for the World Social Forum at the expense of the different users. The particular bus terminals* existing in the city will also have welcoming teams but without the exclusive transportation. In this case, the normal public transportation will be offered.

* Terminals: Peliexpres, Expreso Occidente, Aero Ejecutivo, Expreso Mérida and Lago Express.

Social Roads

The goal is to show the social initiatives that are currently happening in Venezuela: Barrio Adentro, Mercal, Casas de Alimentación and Education Missions, among others. Tours will be available between January 23rd and 30th of 2006. Fees will be at the expense of the individual users. There will be a translation service.

Socio-Turistic Roads

These are the roads going to other cities and states in Venezuela. They are available for people interested in knowing the diversity of ecosystems and social projects out of the Greater Caracas Area.

The options of roads, types of transportation, housing if needed, with or without food and the description of the turistic features will be made available on this blog further on.

For more information: transportecampamento@yahoo.es

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Information

Place of the World Youth Camp

The World Youth Camp will be locate in the Parque del Este in the east part of the city of Caracas. The park covers 82 hectares of which 20 will be accesible for the Camp. Since 1961, it is the second largest park of the city after the Nacional Park of Ávila. It hosts a diversity of plants and animals characteristic of Venezuela among others many species of birds, turtles, reptiles and insects and the Astronomical Observatory of the National Navy. (...)

Dates of the World Youth Camp

Opening of the camp: January 23rd of 2006

Ending: January 19th of 2006

How to go to the World Youth Camp

The El Parque del Este is located at the “Parque del Este” station of the line 1 of the Caracas metro. A welcoming team will be present 24/24 at the Poliedro (bus terminal) and at the Simón Bolívar-Maiquetía international airport to welcome the arriving participants.

What will there be in the World Youth Camp

The Camp will be an alternative housing space for tents. A group of food cooperatives will sell prepared meals (between 2 and 5 US$, 1 US$ are 2150 bolívares). A indigenous market of food staples will offer food for the people who would prefer to cook themself. 200 chimical toilets and 200 outdoor showers will be available. The garbage cans will be spread around the site and be divided in organic and recyclable garbage. 2 hospital-tents with a capacity of treatment of 50 persons each will also be on the site to help people with sickness or injuries. Ambulantes will also be at hand to evacuate the people who would need more urgent treatment. All the sites will be identified for a better orientation of the participants.

The available spaces for the activities proponed by the participating organizations are divided in 6 sites of a capacity of 500 people each, 20 sites for 100 people each, 10 sites for workshops and an outdoor theater for cultural events. Some multi-usage fields will also be available for sporting events.

The Camp will have a radio with speakers with a service of public interest announcements and news. A internal daily newspaper will also cover the activities of the Camp. A room with computer with internet access will be offered to the press. There will be approximately 40 computers and the other computers with free access to internet will be spread on the site. There will also be some places to change currency and to do banking activities for 10 hours every day.

Accreditation

For the countries member of the OECD, the fee is of 64500 Bs by organization for the access of 5 people for all the Camp, 25800 Bs per person per day for the people exceeding the number of 5. The visitors must pay a fee of 5000 Bs per day.

For the countries not member of the OECD, it is 25800 Bs per organization, 15000 Bs per exceeding person and 5000 Bs for the visitors.

The venezuelian organizations pay 43000 Bs.

1 US$ equals 2.150 bolivares, 1€ = 2500 bolivares, 1CDN$=1850 bolivares

The list of the countries member of OECD

If it is posible, please send the the Camp email (campamentomundial@gmail.com) the list of the people of your organization that will participate and if their are not member of an organization, the name, passport number, country of origin or place in Venezuela where they live. Proposals of political activities are highly welcomed.

The visa process for the World Social Forum is free for all the world. All the participants in their own countries only need to tell that they are abou to participate in the World Social Forum Caracas-2006. The one who would be experiencing trouble, please send an email to the Camp address (campamentomundial@gmail.com) with their complete name, passport number and we will send them a personalized invitation letter.

What should bring the participants to the Camp?

Tents, sleeping bags, insect repelent, sunscreen, condoms and in general everything that is hended to camp.

The Parque del Este being a zoo, the introduction of outside animals and firecamps will not be allowed on the site. The consumption of alcohol and illegal drugs is forbidden on the site. It is forbiddent to carry firearms or other type of weapons.

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