Virtual Congress WPM Europe
Action Plan for the WPM Europe of the Congress
Our raison d’être is to promote and share as widely as we can, in society and among young people, the taste for poetry. We can show and feel “that another world exists but that it is in this one”, as Paul Eluard said. A world that would not be based on competition, greed, violence and hatred, but on cooperation, friendship, love of life, sharing beauty. From our discussion I retained the following ideas and I make ten proposals:
1- to pursue and develop between us the exchange and the translation of poems, good poems, poems that we like, to share our passion for poetry. We can do it without a specific theme, because the best thing is to leave the greatest freedom to everyone’s imagination.
It was held on March 25th-26th, 2023, with the participation of near of 30 national coordinators from Europe and representatives of the Movement’s Coordinating Committee representing the continental coordinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
The Congress began with a welcome greeting from the Ministry of People’s Power of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Next, Fernando Rendón, General Coordinator of WPM, presented his greetings on behalf of the Coordinating Committee.
Next, Francis Combes, continental coordinator of Europe, introducing the Congress and the participation of European poets.
The poets from these continents who presented their reports and reflections are: Ataol Behramoglu (Turkiye), Andy Croft (England), Gerry Loose (Scotland), Guido Oldani (Italy), Luis Filipe Sarmento (Portugal).