RCE West Sweden organises Summer Seminars 2016

19 – 20 of June: Open Space with focus on Agenda 2030

20 – 22 of June: RCE- workshop ‘Learning for Change’

A decade ago, we started running annual Summer Seminars on the overarching theme ’’Sustainability and Interculturality’. At the first occasion we manifested the importance of trans structural collaboration by turning the seminar into a tour between formal, non-formal and informal earning settings.

We started at Högskolan Väst, continued at Ljungskile folk high school and ended at Tingvalls Eko in the country side, a couple of days at each place. Since then, Ed (in the heart of the rural county Dalsland) with complementary days in urban places like, Trollhättan. Göteborg eller Borås has been the hub for these events.

The ’Summer Seminars’ were of great importance for the emergence of RCE Västra Götaland (RCE West Sweden) and the UN acknowledgement in December 2012. A profound approach in RCE WS is that ’We don’t know…’ Together we need to find out how to increase sustainability by collaborating in action and reflection. That is what constitute the entire RCE WS; ‘ensemble learning’ or ‘participatory action research’. This will be the focus during the second part of the Summer Seminar 2016 ’Learning for Change’ – learning together from our experiences. The purpose is to extract the most important insights and learning from sustainability project, RCE work included. We want to get wiser together and increase our capacity to transform to sustainable futures.

We encourage you to prepare yourself by recapitulating and refreshing your memories from a sustainability project that you are have been engaged in. Look out especially for successes (things you are proud over or happy about) and things you wish had been different or you are even frustrated or disappointed about. See if you can identify any turning points in the project.

We hope you will come and empower both the regional and the global RCE network!The Summer Seminar starts with an Open Space with focus on Agenda 2030 – UN:s 17 global sustainability goals on Sunday afternoon.

The full programme of the events can be found here.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:30 to Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 16:00