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  1. RCEs as Incubators for Regional Innovation 3-LENSUS workshop Zinaida FADEEVA I Clemens MADER I Jos RIKERS I Marlene TRUMMLER

  2. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Overview • Establishing a RCE – what counts. The Global RCE Service Centre perspective (ZinaidaFadeeva) • Experiences of regional innovation by NGO cooperation – the cases Graz-Styria and Rhine-Meuse (Clemens Mader, JosRikers) • Status quo of establishing a RCE in Prague, vision building, defining next steps (Clemens Mader, Marlene Trummler)

  3. Experiences of regional innovation by NGO cooperation – RCE Graz-Styria 3-LENSUS workshop Clemens MADER I Marlene TRUMMLER

  4. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 European RCEs 5 new RCEs fiscalyearof 04/2009 – 04/2010 Graphic: UNU-IAS

  5. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 European RCEs Projects 2008/09(n=91) Graphic: RCE Graz-Styria

  6. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Outcomesofthe European RCE Meeting 2009 Workshop I – Fundraising Strategies • Global Level • UNECE meetings • More to come,… • European Level • European Strategy 2020 • Develop strategies for communication • Coordinating Unit • European RCE Principles & Vision Apart from this: • EU funding proposals submitted • ESD-CLIPS – in negotiation process (7FP) • ISEP – under review process (Grundtvig) • Edu-Camp – under review process (Tempus) Photo: RCE Graz-Styria

  7. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Outcomesofthe European RCE Meeting 2009 • Workshop II - COPERNICUS Alliance • Functions • NETWORK • POLICY • SERVICE • OUTREACH • REPRESENTATION • COPERNICUS Charta • COPERNICUS Workshop, July 2-3 2010, Graz • Working Groups • Benchmarking • Student entrepreneurship • European & International Policy • …

  8. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Outlook • Next European RCE Meeting in Munich, Germany • December 2010 • Cooperationbetween RCEs and COPERNICUS Alliance • X-ingfingersfor EU fundingproposals • EU & RCE Strategy

  9. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 RCE Graz-Styria

  10. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 RCE Graz-Styria • Hosted by university of Graz, acknowledged in 2007 • Projects • Transfer • Sustainability Trail • Policy – Austrian and Provincial Governments , Austrian UNESCO Commission, • Partners: UN Global Compact, Youth Centre, Communities • Education • Study courses for students (NGO development, interactive, sustainability oriented) • Regional partners – BioAustria, Sekem, Schools, Studienaktie.org (NGO), UN Global Humanitarian Forum, Eco Village Network, • Research • Graz model for integrative development • International RCE development • Organizational Development • Intergenerational Learning • Courses • Intergenerational Sustainable Entrepreneurship Programme • Partners: Centre for Continuing Education, University of Graz • Communication between Global & Local, Research & Practice

  11. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 RCE Rhine-Meuse • Example • “Round Table” approach • Collaboration of schools – ngo (EE) – companies -municipalities • Development of thematic learning materials (water/energy/lifestyle/money/….) • New: integrated approach and larger arrangements through joining of resources • Commitment between users and producers to ensure use and usefulness

  12. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Thanksforyourattention! Photos: Detlev Lindau-Bank

  13. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Status quo of establishing a RCE in Prague

  14. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Graz Model for Integrative Development The Graz Model for Integrative Development… • represents development processes towards sustainability • integrates a holistic approach • can be applied to any practical case (e.g. regional development, economy,…) • can be used for evaluation of processes as well as an integrative assessment tool Research Integration Participation Education & Learning Fig.: Mader, C., 2009

  15. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Leadership • Leadership Traits (Kirkpatrick & Locke, 1991) • Personal Drive (Vision) • Motivation • Honesty and Integrity • Self Confidence • Cognitive Ability • Knowledge of Business • Further Traits: charisma, flexibility • Levels (Ackoff, 1988; Bass & Avolio, 1994; Burns, 1978; Maak, 2007) • Administration • Transactional Leadership • Transformational Leadership, Sustainable Entrepreneurship

  16. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Social Networks Innovation Network Trust: implies a relationship which is based on experience - Three levels of trust Cooperation: Kind of interaction between actors - Three levels of cooperation Co-creation Knowledge Network Collaboration Information Network Cooperation Identification based trust Calculus based trust Knowledge based trust Abb.: Mader C., 2009

  17. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Participation • Democratic understanding that citizen should be involved in community development processes • Levels of Participation • Information • Consultation • Decision influencing

  18. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Education & Learning • Education is the core element of Sustainable Development (Brundtland, 1987). • Learning: … is a Life Long Process (van Dam-Mieras, 2002), • Regional Learning (Scheff, 2001) • Levels (Argyris & Schön, 1978; Senge, 1990 ): • Single Loop • Double Loop • Deuteron (Generative) Learning

  19. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Research Integration • Disciplinary Research • Interdisciplinary Research • Transdisciplinary Research • Societal problem driven • Interdisciplinary • Collaboration between research & practice • Mutual learning process

  20. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Graz Model for Integrative Development Processes Start Leadership & Vision Social Network cooperation, calculus based trust,information network administration Improvement collaboration,knowledge based trust,knowledge network transactional leadership co-creation,identification based trust,innovationnetwork sustainable entrepreneurship, transformational leadership, Improvement Improvement Transformative Practice Research Integration decision influencing transdisciplinary research interdisciplinary research consultation deutero learning,Education for Sustainable Development disciplinary research Participation Information Education & Learning Improvement Improvement double loop learning single loop- learning Abb.: Mader C., 2009

  21. RCE Workshop, Prague, May 2010 Analyze the status quo of establishing a RCE Prague • Apply the Graz Model for Integrative Development • What is our vision? • Which partners are involved – and how? • How does learning & education take place? Do we reflect our goals? • What kind of research do we integrate? Time for Action!