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About Ritimo

90 centers opened to the public in order to inform and take action.

An information and documentation network for solidarity and sustainable development.

For 30 years, the Ritimo network has been gathering organizations throughout France (information and documentation centers, librairies, media, online information projets, etc.), collectively committed to a project of citizen mobilisation for international solidarity and the building of faire and sustainable societies.

Our main activity is the selection and dissemination of a critical and diverse information, coming from varied sources and which focus on the expression of citizens, NGOs and social movements from all over the world.

The Ritimo network is part of the alterglobalisation movement, as it participates to global justice coalitions in France, coordinates and relays campaigns both locally and nationally, and develops common projects together with other civil society organisations and progressive media at the international level.

Ritimo…

- Provides the general public with information on international solidarity and sustainable development issues in 90 documentation and information centres throughout France. Ritimo also informs the public on how to take action locally as well as globally, in France or in the global South.

- Organises events and training sessions on North-South relations, development patterns and solidarity for different kinds of audiences, particularly students.

- Realizes a documentary watch and a selection of the analyses and positions of social organisations, networks, researchers, journalists and citizens all over the world.

- Realizes documentary files and educational tools.

- Supports organizations and activists around the world, through the realization of dph files, which enable them to share their experiences, approaches and positions by writing.

- Encourages, via the Coredem initiative, organisations, networks, movements and media from different countries to share their online documentary resources through different tools (the main one being the search engine Scrutari), and discuss common work issues.

- Participates in a collective reflection, at the national and international level, on the role of information as a tool of social transformation, and also on the link between media, associations and social movements both in the North and in the South.

- Promotes the appropriation and use of digital tools for citizen initiatives, at the local and internationl level, through the coordination of the e-change project

- Coordinates the Partage des Eaux website which focuses on fair access to water and the sustainable management of water resources.

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