Sep
24
Tue
Ciné/débat: Colombie, Terre de lutte @ Cinéma Aventure
Sep 24 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Ciné/débat: Colombie, Terre de lutte @ Cinéma Aventure | Brussels | Belgium

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En el marco del primer año del gobierno de Ivan Duque, la Coordinación Belga para Colombia (CBC) y sus miembros les invitan a la proyección del documental “Tierra de Lucha” realizado por Solsoc, FOS e IFSI, el 24 de septiembre a las 19h en el Cinema Aventure. La proyección será seguida por un debate sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Colombia, las condiciones de trabajo y la lucha de los/las trabajadores/as para hacer respectar a sus derechos.

Introducción: Gladys Cifuentes, miembro de la CBC
Presentación del documental: Ioanna Gimnopoulou, directora del documental

Intervenciones:
• Soraya Gutiérez Argüello, presidenta de la ONG Cajar que trabaja por la defensa de los derechos humanos y la construcción de paz en Colombia, establecerá el contexto socio-político.
• Liliana Vargas, coordinadora de área para la ONG ATI que defiende a los derechos sociales y económicos de las mujeres, los/las campesinos/las, los/las indígenas y afrocolombianos/as, presentará las condiciones de trabajo en Colombia e iniciativas de economía social y solidaria.

Idiomas: francés, castellano

Atención, el número de plazas es limitado. Inscripciones por correo antes del 20 de septiembre: agrelombe@solsoc.be

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FR

Après un an de gouvernement d’Ivan Duque, la Coordination Belge Colombie (CBC) et ses membres vous invitent à la projection du documentaire « Tierra de Lucha » (Terre de lutte) réalisé par Solsoc, FOS et IFSI, le 24 septembre à 19h au Cinéma Aventure. La projection sera suivie d’un débat sur la situation des droits humains en Colombie, les conditions de travail et la lutte des travailleur.euse.s pour faire respecter leurs droits.

Introduction : Gladys Cifuentes, membre de la CBC
Présentation du documentaire : Ioanna Gimnopoulou, réalisatrice

Débat:
• Soraya Gutiérez Argüello, présidente de l’ONG Cajar qui travaille pour la défense des droits humains et la construction de la paix en Colombie, dressera le contexte socio-politique.
• Liliana Vargas, coordinatrice au sein de l’ONG ATI défendant les droits économiques et sociaux des femmes, paysan.ne.s, indigènes et afro-Colombien.ne.s, présentera les conditions de travail en Colombie et des initiatives d’économie sociale et solidaire.

Langues : français, espagnol

Attention, les places sont limitées. Inscriptions avant le 20 septembre par mail: agrelombe@solsoc.be

Sep
28
Sat
Minga Stemmen van Weerstand @ LDC De Regenboog
Sep 28 @ 13:00 – 21:00
Minga Stemmen van Weerstand @ LDC De Regenboog

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/312365536

Als Honduraswerkgroep nodigen we je graag uit voor deze splinternieuwe prachtige docu-film die onze solidariteit met het zuiden ongetwijfeld zal prikkelen.
We hopen je die dag te mogen verwelkomen!
Noteer zaterdag 28 september in je agenda!
Deze film tonen we tijdens onze Hondurasdag.
Dit jaar gaat dit door in Gent dichtbij Sint Pietersstation.
LDC De Regenboog
Lucas De Heerestraat 83, 9000 Gent

13:00 – Welkom ☕
14:00 – Film en nabespreking
17:00 – Piñata
18:00 – Hondurese maaltijd (12€, inschrijven via honducaras@hotmail.com)
19:00 – Bar Latino

Oct
19
Sat
Putumayo Quiz XIII @ ABVV Oost-Vlaanderen
Oct 19 @ 19:30 – 23:30
Putumayo Quiz XIII @ ABVV Oost-Vlaanderen | Ghent | Belgium

After 12 successful editions, the best quiz in the country will take place in Ghent again this year.

As always, it will be a general and varied quiz with a slight focus on Latin America. This year, the topic of fair ICT will also be in the spotlight, as part of the Make ICT Fair campaign.

Teams of up to 4 people can register via hanne.vanschoonbeek@catapa.be. Mention the name of your team! The registration fee is €12 per team, which can be transferred to the account number BE49 9795 2861 7871 (mentioning Quiz + name of the team) or paid on the spot.

Everyone is welcome in the Fernandezzaal ABVV – Ons Huis (E. Hullebroeckplein 1) from 19h. The quiz will start punctually at 19h30. All participants get a prize anyway and there is even a special gift for the team that resists the most drinks!

We will keep the bar open from 19h, with next to the traditional drinks also Pisco Sour with Peruvian Pisco! Of course, all profit will go to our work in our partner countries. Catapa vzw has partnerships in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador.

Organised in collaboration with Linxplus – ABVV.

Oct
21
Mon
DocuLatino Antwerp – Tracing the ICT supply chain @ Filmhuis Klappei
Oct 21 @ 20:00 – Oct 23 @ 22:00
DocuLatino Antwerp - Tracing the ICT supply chain @ Filmhuis Klappei

For the 11th year in a row Catapa organises the Doculatino Filmfestival, in Ghent, Antwerp and Leuven. Within the Make ICT fair European campaign, whose goal is to achieve a more transparent and fair ICT supply chain, this year we will broaden our focus from extractivism and look at the problems of the global ICT supply chain. Through 3 documentary screenings we will show you the path your laptop, smartphone and tablet follow from the extraction of its components to the dumping of the devices, and the related issues.

1. MINGA
The journey starts in Latin America, one of the main victims of raw materials extraction. Today for the production of a smartphone more than 60 elements are needed and the vast majority are obtained by mining. As the documentary shows, the extraction industry has huge consequences on local communities and on the environment.

2. DEATH BY DESIGN
In Death by Design, we will fly to the other part of the world to Asia (China, Vietnam, South-Korea, etc) where underpaid workers in inhumane working conditions are producing electronic devices thanks to the different metals extracted in Latin America.

3. E-WASTE TRAGEDY
Have you ever thought about where your old smartphone ends up after you don’t use it anymore? We will discover the often forgotten part of the supply chain: the electronic waste. Huge amount of e-waste is dumped every day in Africa and Asia, shipped mostly from Western Countries. This documentary shows the reality of what people living in those waste dumps have to face every day.

After each screening a group discussion will be held and introduced by an expert in the field.

If you can’t make it in Anwerp, this event is also organised in:
Louvain – 26, 27, 28/11 https://www.facebook.com/events/748414925606951/
Ghent – 6, 20, 27/11 https://www.facebook.com/events/594684357732157/
Brussels – to be confirmed

Oct
23
Wed
Thesis 4 Change – Inspiration evening with Catapa @ Green Office Gent
Oct 23 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Thesis 4 Change - Inspiration evening with Catapa @ Green Office Gent | Ghent | Belgium

Are you looking for a thesis topic? Would you like to engage in topics related to environmental issues? Would you like to do research on the social and environmental impacts of mining in Latin America or look for solutions and alternatives together with us? Or is large-scale mining and the issues related to it simply a completely unknown field for you and you would like to learn about it?

Come to this inspiration evening of CATAPA vzw!
We invite you to an evening full of inspiring thesis topics presented by recently graduated students. You can learn about their motives, challenges and results of their research and ask for advice for your own thesis and research.

The topics of the evening will be all related to the social and environmental impacts of mining in Latin America, which includes different study fields. During the evening you will, thus, be able to learn about gender issues in Colombia, water contamination in Bolivia and land conflicts in Peru, among others.

Join our evening and get inspiration for a thesis for change!

What is CATAPA?
CATAPA is a social and environmental volunteer movement which works towards social and environmental justice focusing on mining related issues in Latin America. We conduct research about mining issues, organise sensitizing events against mining and support our local partners in Latin America by capacity building and internationalising their struggle for environmental and social justice.
Each year we supervise several students writing their thesis about mining related issues and about ICT public procurement.

Oct
25
Fri
Changemakers weekend Catapa @ de Hoge Rielen
Oct 25 @ 19:00 – Oct 27 @ 13:00
Changemakers weekend Catapa @ de Hoge Rielen | Kasterlee | Belgium

Changemakers Weekend

Are you curious where the metals in your smartphone come from? Do you know that mining is related to human rights abuses and environmental destruction? Do you want to obtain more knowledge, skills and experience in making a positive change? Then join CATAPA’s changemakers weekend!

During this weekend, we will do several activities and trainings, in which you can increase your knowledge of the ecological and socio-economic impact of mining. Also, you will learn about the metals in your ICT, the impacts of ICT consumption and how to make our ICT more sustainable.

We will communicate asap about the specific content of this weekend.

 

Who can attend?

We welcome everyone who is:

  • interested in themes of mining, ICT value chains, human rights, sustainable development, international solidarity or related topics
  • feels comfortable to communicate in English
  • CATAPA cherishes diversity and therefore stimulates people of all etnicities, backgrounds, nationalities, sexual orientations, genders and ages to apply.

 

Costs

Participation fee for the training weekend is 50 EUR (without transport). This covers accommodation and food costs. For students and people who are unemployed the fee is 40 EUR.
If you have difficulties to cover the participation fee, you can contact us.

Please transfer €50 to the CATAPA bank account BE49 9795 2861 7871 stating your name + “Changemakers weekend”.

You can subscribe by sending an e-mail to info@catapa.be. After this we will contact you to have a small meeting on Skype/e-mail or somewhere around to get to know you already a little.

 

The changemakers programme

This weekend is part of the changemakers programme, which is a programme that runs throughout 2019-2020, and supports people in becoming a changemaker. Other activities in the programme include a direct action, a second training weekend in December, and an international changemakers camp in the UK in June. To read more about this programme, please read our section Become a Changemaker.

This programme is organised with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this event are the sole responsibility of CATAPA/the organisers and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Nov
6
Wed
DocuLatino Ghent – Tracing the ICT supply chain @ Studio Skoop
Nov 6 @ 20:00 – Nov 27 @ 22:00
DocuLatino Ghent - Tracing the ICT supply chain @ Studio Skoop

For the 11th year in a row Catapa organises the Doculatino Filmfestival, in Ghent, Antwerp and Leuven. Within the Make ICT fair European campaign, whose goal is to achieve a more transparent and fair ICT supply chain, this year we will broaden our focus from extractivism and look at the problems of the global ICT supply chain. Through 3 documentary screenings we will show you the path your laptop, smartphone and tablet follow from the extraction of its components to the dumping of the devices, and the related issues.

1. MINGA – Wednesday 6/11, 20h, in collaboration with GMF: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067625286769379/
The journey starts in Latin America, one of the main victims of raw materials extraction. Today for the production of a smartphone more than 60 elements are needed and the vast majority are obtained by mining. As the documentary shows, the extraction industry has huge consequences on local communities and on the environment.

2. DEATH BY DESIGN – Wednesday 20/11, 20h
In Death by Design, we will fly to the other part of the world to Asia (China, Vietnam, South-Korea, etc) where underpaid workers in inhumane working conditions are producing electronic devices thanks to the different metals extracted in Latin America.

3. E-WASTE TRAGEDY – Wednesday 27/11, 20h
Have you ever thought about where your old smartphone ends up after you don’t use it anymore? We will discover the often forgotten part of the supply chain: the electronic waste. Huge amount of e-waste is dumped every day in Africa and Asia, shipped mostly from Western Countries. This documentary shows the reality of what people living in those waste dumps have to face every day.

After each screening a group discussion will be held and introduced by an expert in the field.

If you can’t make it in Ghent, this event is also organised in:
Louvain – 26, 27, 28/11 https://www.facebook.com/events/748414925606951/
Antwerp – 21, 22, 23/10 https://www.facebook.com/events/1140131936171807/
Brussels – to be confirmed

Nov
26
Tue
DocuLatino Louvain – Tracing the ICT supply chain @ Pagaea KU Leuven
Nov 26 @ 20:00 – Nov 28 @ 22:00
DocuLatino Louvain - Tracing the ICT supply chain @ Pagaea KU Leuven

For the 11th year in a row Catapa organises the Doculatino Filmfestival, in Ghent, Antwerp and Leuven. Within the Make ICT fair European campaign, whose goal is to achieve a more transparent and fair ICT supply chain, this year we will broaden our focus from extractivism and look at the problems of the global ICT supply chain. Through 3 documentary screenings we will show you the path your laptop, smartphone and tablet follow from the extraction of its components to the dumping of the devices, and the related issues.

1. MINGA
The journey starts in Latin America, one of the main victims of raw materials extraction. Today for the production of a smartphone more than 60 elements are needed and the vast majority are obtained by mining. As the documentary shows, the extraction industry has huge consequences on local communities and on the environment.

2. DEATH BY DESIGN
In Death by Design, we will fly to the other part of the world to Asia (China, Vietnam, South-Korea, etc) where underpaid workers in inhumane working conditions are producing electronic devices thanks to the different metals extracted in Latin America.

3. E-WASTE TRAGEDY
Have you ever thought about where your old smartphone ends up after you don’t use it anymore? We will discover the often forgotten part of the supply chain: the electronic waste. Huge amount of e-waste is dumped every day in Africa and Asia, shipped mostly from Western Countries. This documentary shows the reality of what people living in those waste dumps have to face every day.

After each screening a group discussion will be held and introduced by an expert in the field.

If you can’t make it in Louvain, this event is also organised in:
Antwerp – 21, 22, 23/10 https://www.facebook.com/events/1140131936171807/
Ghent – 6, 20, 27/11 https://www.facebook.com/events/594684357732157/
Brussels – to be confirmed

Dec
9
Mon
Conference Fair and Circular ICT @ Het Pand
Dec 9 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Conference Fair and Circular ICT @ Het Pand

9th of December, 2019 – Ghent

The production of ICT devices such as smartphones, computers and laptops has a huge impact on environment, climate change and working conditions in Europe and in the Global South. Electronics have long and complex supply chains, involving multiple risks from raw materials extraction, manufacture, transport, use and e-waste.
Despite the complexity, a conscious procurement and use policy can be an important lever for a fairer ICT chain and a more circular lifecycle of ICT hardware. In this conference we will consider the possibilities for procurers, IT professionals to take tangible steps to develop sustainable ICT procurement and reuse policies in Flanders. European pioneers will present their good examples. This is the moment to get inspired!

The congress is an initiative of the project Fair ICT Flanders.  This project aims at improving the sustainability of ICT procurement and reuse policies in Flanders.


PROGRAMME

09:00 – 09:30: Coffee & Registration
09:30 – 09:45: Welcome by Mrs. Sofie Bracke (Deputy Mayor of Economy, Trade, Sports and the Port – City of Ghent) and  Jeroen Vanden Berghe, Chief Logistics Administrator University of Ghent)
09:45 – 10:00: Introduction on Fair & Circular ICT – Fair ICT Flanders
10:00 – 11:45: Keynote Presentations:  Fair & circular ICT procurement & the role of monitoring systems and certification mechanisms of ICT the supply chain. 

  • Ha Kim Thu – Center For Development And Integration (CDI) Vietnam, monitoring partner of Electronics Watch
  • Peter Pawlicki – Electronics Watch
  • TCO Development
  • Fairphone*

11:45 – 12:30:  Panel Discussion: The relevance of certification and monitoring of the ICT supply chain.  Possibilities and limitations
12:30 – 13:15:  Lunch
13:30 – 14:45: Keynote Presentations on pilots and good examples of circular and fair procurement in the EU

  • John Watts – ICLEI ICT procurement pilots: good examples in the EU.
  • Thomas van den Hoff – City of Haarlem: Fair & Circular ICT for the City of Haarlem
  • Stockholm Region*

15:00 – 16:00: Parallel Discussion tables on fair ICT and possibilities for a circular  lifecycle of ICT (facilitated by keynote speakers & experts)
16:00- 16:30: Concluding remarks
16:30 – 17:00: Closing Reception

* to be confirmed

Registration: Mail to kim.claes@catapa.be

Supported by: Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, European Union, Make ICT Fair