4th-6th September, AEPF6 was held in Helsinki, Finland. About 450 representatives from NGOs and mass media of over 40 countries and regions attended the Forum. The theme of the Forum was ¡°People¡¯s Vision: Building Solidarity across Asia and Europe¡±. 3 plenary sessions and 14 workshops were held around three main focus areas: ¡°Peace and Security¡±, ¡°Economy Security and Social Rights¡± and ¡°Democratization and Human Rights¡±. Some NGOs, on their own initiatives, mounted different ¡°open space¡± events and film projections. A Final Declaration was adopted after deliberation.
27 people from 11 Chinese organizations including the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS), the UNA-China, the Chinese People¡¯s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture (CAPDTC), the China Education Association for International Exchange, the China Environmental Protection Foundation, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), CAFIU, CPAPD, and the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS) took part in the Forum. CSHRS, CAPDTC, CASS, CPAPD and CCCWS made their presentations respectively on grass root democratic elections, ethnic policies, interests and rights of laborers, peace and security and free trade agreement, etc. The Chinese NGOs jointly held a special seminar in ¡°open space¡± on MDGs, made a film show and distributed a large volume of handouts.