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De derde internationale wetenschappelijke conferentie van de Economy for the Common Good wordt georganiseerd op 3, 4 en 5 juni 2024 in Leeuwarden onder de titel: SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC MODELS.

We hebben hier samen met onze partners meer dan twee jaar hard aan gewerkt. Onze partners zijn: Elly Rijnierse (Gebiedscoöperatie Mariahoeve | Marlot EN ASTEROPE in Den Haag), Lector Egbert Dommerholt (Hanzehogeschool Groningen), Lector Matthias Olthaar en Dr. Taeke Tuinstra (NHLSTENDEN Hogeschool Leeuwarden), Professor Cees Buisman en Dr. Chris Schott (Wetsus – European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology). Hieronder actuele (concept) informatie die op 10 juli 2023 in Leeuwarden zal worden vastgesteld.


Emergence and strengthening of responsible economic practices for a fair and sustainable future

Open invitation to scientists, practitioners, and policymakers

The United Nations (UN) (GSDR, advanced, unedited version 14 June 2023, p. 68) clustered the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in six ‘entry points’ and five ‘levers’ to engage in the realization of the global goals. These are entry points and levers for necessary systemic change to stay within the planetary boundaries (Rockström et al. 2009 and 2015) and work towards optimal safety and stability. The main idea behind this clustering is that the goals are interlinked, and levers should reinforce each other. The UN also stresses that transformation towards responsible economic models and practices needs management through policy coherence for development. Therefore, the UN underlines the need to strengthen the science-policy interface to support the emergence and stabilization of new models and practices that facilitate the process of achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

This conference will create value for the broader society through the exploration, dissemination, and concretization of a series of “new sustainable models”, addressing the science-policy-practice interfaces. How can initiatives for the responsible development of the region be nourished by scientific dialogue on ethics and models? How can the policy-practice feedback loop be established and new models come to the ground? These are core concerns for this conference. The science-policy interface may play a crucial role in connecting the dots.

The objective of the conference is to identify the necessary conditions under which regional development can move from GDP-oriented growth towards responsible economic growth, prosperity, and thriving, enabling both human well-being and regenerative area development. This objective entails a focus on the governance of regions, using a multi-stakeholder perspective (identifying the role and interplay of the Penta helix: knowledge institutions, the private sector, the public sector, civil society – also known as the ‘plural sector’ – investors, in relation to the natural environment).

In the region ‘everything’ comes together. There is a need for general ‘policy beacons’ to facilitate collaboration between all actors in each region so that efforts in all regions are mutually reinforcing. This is also referred to as ‘policy coherence’ and ‘scalability’. The focus on concrete cases draws attention to the applicability of models and replicable prototypes (O. Scharmer) in practice.

The core question of the conference is:

How can regions, through using a multi-stakeholder perspective, embrace responsible economic growth – as opposed to financial GDP-oriented growth -, and how can the transition be governed and sustained?

The essence of responsible economic growth may be captured by an amalgamation or conflation of the following “new sustainable economic models” (EESC 2017[1]) (non-exhaustive):

  • Economy for the Common Good
  • Commons
  • Circular economy
  • Degrowth/post growth
  • Doughnut Economics
  • Biobased economy
  • Landscape approach
  • Basic needs approach / human security
  • Well-being economy / Care economy

The lead topic of the conference:

Governance and Leadership for Emerging Common Good Regions

Contributing topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Fair and sustainable water & energy systems
  2. Circular and Biobased Economy (intensive and circular use of raw materials)
  3. Regenerative natural systems (water, soil, and air in balance for improved biodiversity)
  4. Positive health, care & agri-food systems
  5. Fair and sustainable rural-urban relationships
  6. Sustainable Finance
  7. Requirements of the Successor of GDP
  8. GDP growth vs. “Economic growth, prosperity and thriving”
  9. New sustainable economic models
  10. Ethical Smart Technologies
  11. Leadership and spirituality

[1] eecs.europa.eu/en/our-work/opinions-information-reports/opinions/new-sustainable-economic-models-exploratory-opinion-requested-commission

In onderstaand bidbook kunt u meer informatie vinden over deze aankomende conferentie.

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Jacqueline Hofstede

Directeur Ynova Innovation Company BV
Ynova Innovation Platform | Lean Innovation Network

Ambassadeur van de internationale beweging voor Ethisch Ondernemen - ECG | Economy for the Common Good Initiatiefnemer van ECG Chapter | Expeditie Ware Winst Noord

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