At least 700 Brazilian university students are expected to participate in the World Social Forum in Venezuela, according to the International Relations director of the National Students’ Union (UNE), Lúcia Stumpf.
The American edition of the 6th World Social Forum will take place between Monday, January 23, and Sunday, January 29 in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.
One of the main topics the UNE intends to debate at the forum is student involvement in the campaign against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
According to Stumpf, the matter will be discussed with representatives of the various countries that make up the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Organization of Students.
Another item prominent on the agenda will be the attempt to "revitalize" the International Students’ Union.
The UNE director also informed that representatives of various youth movements, such as the Brazilian Hip Hop Nation, the Union of Socialist Youth, and groups linked to feminist issues, have been invited to participate in all of the debates.