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Strengthening participation – Local action moves the world! Morning lecture 1 The 12th of July 2012 At the CPU By Kirsten Paaby. «Yes, but what can we do and how can we participate..? Any good news?. The Ideas Bank - rooted in the Futures Studies Tradition.

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Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

Strengthening participation –

Local action moves the world!

Morning lecture 1

The 12th of July 2012

At the CPU

By Kirsten Paaby



The ideas bank rooted in the futures studies tradition
The Ideas Bank - rooted in the Futures Studies Tradition good news?

Robert Jungk – world citizen and future researcher


The future has already started
«The Future has already started» good news?

Social Innovations

Local sustainable practices


Give back democracy to the people the futures scenario workshop
Give good news? back democracy to thepeople:The Futures Scenario Workshop


Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

From good news?Rio– call for democratic mobilisation

From Johannesburg – call for education and life long learning

with a focus on:

COMPETANCE OF ACTION



Local sustainable community development
Local sustainable futurepicturescommunity development

Professional assistance to National programs such as:

  • Local Agenda 21

  • The Frontrunner Community program

  • Livable Communities

    Our contribution:

  • Pedagogical presentations on sustainable community development

  • Methods for dialogue and partnership

  • Collecting and dissemination of best practices


Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

«Sustainable development has been successfully localised futurepicturesNo longer a distant, theoretical concept but on filled with meaning and evoked in everyday realities» Stefan Kuhn, ICLEI Director for Urban Governance


Local action has moved the world
Local Action has moved the world! futurepictures

Some key findings from the ICLEI-review:

«Compared to processes initiated by the public sector…the civil society actors are usually characterized by a higher degree of creativity and willingness to explore new solitions..»

«Local sustainability processes are hubs of social innovations.»


Sams energy academy
Samsø futurepicturesEnergy Academy

  • Students in all ages meets the people behind the work to be selfsufficient with enery and creating a vital local community

  • The students learn what they themselves can do – instead of threatening with the global warming


Democratic ecology the halk r dal valley denmark
Democratic futurepicturesEcology – theHalkær Ådal Valley, Denmark

«The stork has returned…»

..and it takes twice as long to shop at the Co-op»



Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

Hyldespjældet futurepicturesHousing Cooperative - Denmark

- Worldrecord in action plans for sustainabledevelopment

- Socialequality

- Energysavings, ecologicalconsumption


Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

The City District Sagene – innovative and creative work in making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participation


Young people making the future in vre eiker norway
Young People making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationmakingthefuturein Øvre Eiker (Norway)


Global follow up in fredrikstad norway
Global making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationfollow up in Fredrikstad(Norway)

Twinning and exchange networks with towns in Guatemala since 1985


Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

  • One making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationofthedoors to participation

  • Education


Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

From making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationRio– call for democratic mobilisation

From Johannesburg – call for education and life long learning

with a focus on:

COMPETANCE OF ACTION


2005 2014 the un decade for education for sustainable development learning to change our world
2005-2014 making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationThe UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development – ”learning to changeourworld”


The decade promotes
The Decade promotes: making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participation

  • Interdisciplinary and holistic learning

  • Values-based learning

  • Critical thinking

  • Multi-method approaches

  • Participatory decision making

  • Locally relevant information


The target groups
The Target Groups: making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participation

New competance for action

  • Pupils, students

  • Society as a whole

  • Life long learning


Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

The Balancing Act making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participation

Nordic Campaign and pedagogic project promoting the UN decade for Education for sustainable development


The pedagogic platform of the nordic civic formation
The making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationpedagogicplatformofthe Nordic civicformation -

  • Grundtvigsconceptofcivicformation:

  • Formationoftheindividual – formation in community

  • Embracestheformation as an:

  • Individual

  • Memberofthesociety

  • World citizen

«Lifeskills and a school for life»


Ris r highschool in norway eco lighthouse and youth entrepreneurship
Risør highschool in Norway – making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationEco-lighthouse and youth entrepreneurship

Glocal action – Proud students opened first fair-trade shop downtown Risør (Foto: Aust Agder Blad)


Nordens folkh gskola biskops arn sweden
Nordens making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationfolkhögskola Biskops-Arnö(Sweden)

Glocal action – from Sweden to Africa


Strengthening participation local action moves the world morning lecture 1

The making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participationVestjylland folk highschool (Denmark)-The «Garden of Wonder»- Sustainablesolutions: Energy, food and buildings- Learning from experts – and practicing- Cooperation withthelocalcivilsociety


Ecological loops of learning
«Ecological loops of learning» making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participation

In partnerships


Our common learning our common future

«Our Common Learning» making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participation«Our Common future»

The Balancing Act

www.thebalancinact.info


Where to find more
«Where to find more…..» making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participation

  • BALLE – Business Alliance for LocalLivingEconomy

  • ICLEI – International Council for LocalEnvironmentalInitiatives. LocalGovernments for Sustainabilitywww.iclei.org

  • The Transisition Towns Network

  • The Slow-foodmovement

  • YES!Magazine

  • www.idebanken.no

  • www.thebalancing.act.info

  • ………………………………….

    Thankyou for yourattention


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