We make transition! -project organises two interesting webinars in May!

The aim of the We make transition! -project is to improve the cooperation between local governance and various environmental and social sustainability stakeholders with a focus on civil society actors. The project will adapt transition arena method to co-create local sustainability solutions in cooperation with the civil society actors.

The project organises following webinars that are open for regional and local authorities as well as civil society, research and business actors interested in the project topics.

Transition Arena as a tool of participatory governance for sustainability transition

9 May, 13-15.30 EEST
This WMT! webinar is about transition arena method in practice, what is the added value and how it can be used to involve also civil society actors in co-creating solutions to sustainability challenges. The main speakers are Derk Loorbach from Dutch Research Institute for Transitions – DRIFT and Jani Lukkarinen from Finnish Environment Institute – SYKE. The webinar includes examples and learning of organised transition arenas and discusses their added value. There are also interactive parts in the webinar.

How to adopt alternative economy models in cities to develop a wellbeing society?

25 May, 12-14.30 EEST
This webinar provides an overview of different alternative economy models (e.g. wellbeing economy, doughnut model, degrowth) and discusses how these models could be adopted locally and in local governance. The main speakers of the webinar are Katherine Trebeck, co-founder of Wellbeing Economy Alliance and Sarah McKinley, Community Wealth Building. The webinar focuses on the following questions:

  • What are the main differences of alternative economy models compared to the current ruling economy model?
  • What is the role of the public sector and civic organisations in an ecologically and socially sustainable locality?
  • What would it require to implement these alternatives in a city?


More information about the project We make transition!