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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

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

Robert Jungk – world citizen and future researcher

the future has already started
«The Future has already started»

Social Innovations

Local sustainable practices

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From 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 community 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
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«Sustainable development has been successfully localisedNo 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!

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 Energy 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
DemocraticEcology – theHalkær Ådal Valley, Denmark

«The stork has returned…»

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

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HyldespjældetHousing Cooperative - Denmark

- Worldrecord in action plans for sustainabledevelopment

- Socialequality

- Energysavings, ecologicalconsumption

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The City District Sagene – innovative and creative work in making dialogues with the citizens – testemony of participation
global follow up in fredrikstad norway
Global follow up in Fredrikstad(Norway)

Twinning and exchange networks with towns in Guatemala since 1985

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From Rio– 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
2005-2014The UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development – ”learning to changeourworld”
the decade promotes
The Decade promotes:
  • Interdisciplinary and holistic learning
  • Values-based learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Multi-method approaches
  • Participatory decision making
  • Locally relevant information
the target groups
The Target Groups:

New competance for action

  • Pupils, students
  • Society as a whole
  • Life long learning
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The Balancing Act

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

the pedagogic platform of the nordic civic formation
The pedagogicplatformofthe 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 –Eco-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 folkhögskola Biskops-Arnö(Sweden)

Glocal action – from Sweden to Africa

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The Vestjylland folk highschool (Denmark)-The «Garden of Wonder»- Sustainablesolutions: Energy, food and buildings- Learning from experts – and practicing- Cooperation withthelocalcivilsociety
our common learning our common future

«Our Common Learning»«Our Common future»

The Balancing Act

www.thebalancinact.info

where to find more
«Where to find more…..»
  • 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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