What are the intellectual and ethical competences children need to develop in order to become (self)reflexive, caring and tolerant cosmopolitans or ‘citizens of the world’?
What kind of education could support and guide them in that becoming while they are exploring their own path of life?… Read more > >
Centerpoint Now is a publication of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN). The new issue, entitled ‘Are We There Yet?’, is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the United Nations with articles on older and new challenges for global governance (the last obviously including the virus pandemic).… Read more > >
We contributed a chapter to the book “Bio#Futures – Foreseeing and Exploring the Bioeconomy” published by Springer. While other contributions explore sustainable development methodologies and practical applications, we were invited to provide an ethical-philosophical framework applicable to the bioeconomy.
See more info and purchase options here: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030649685… Read more > >
– building ethical competence for human health –
This text is a contribution for the next issue of the magazine Centerpoint Now published by the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (issue to be published later this year)
Health is the basic human capacity that makes everything else in life possible.… Read more > >
We joined the Network of the Paris Committee on Capacity Building, a voluntary association of interested stakeholders engaged in climate-related capacity-building, an essential condition for current and future climate change resilience, as specified in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.… Read more > >
The outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2-virus has now lead to a global pandemic, followed by a worldwide mobilization to control the spread of the virus and courageous attempts to care for the vulnerable and the already affected. Of course, the current crisis needs a prompt practical and globally coordinated reaction, but let us use this case to also go into some deeper thinking about the world we live in and in which the current crisis became possible.… Read more > >
We participated in the first UNESCO Global Futures Literacy Design Forum in Paris on Monday 16 December 2019.
The Forum brought the general public together with leading Futures Literacy practitioners, designers, facilitators, teachers and researchers. It had two primary objectives. One is to prepare the ground for a UNESCO Ministerial Summit on Futures Literacy in late 2020 by showcasing and refining a range of already proven techniques for integrating Futures Literacy into government activities.… Read more > >
We were invited by the UN Climate Change Secretariat to present our New Humanism Project during the Capacity Building TED Talks at the United Nations Madrid Climate Change Conference on 11 September 2019.
See the presentation with the talk here.… Read more > >
With our New Humanism project, we feel honoured and pleased to be invited by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat to moderate this cool workshop at the Climate Change conference in Madrid. Building #capacity through #research and #education is key to tackling climate change.… Read more > >
The New Humanism project in Barcelona, cracking ideas about contemporary intimacies.
Our modern methods and overcodes of social and political life may be seen as signs of social, political and even moral progress, given that they are the results of historical emancipatory struggles away from the often brutal oppressions by the pre-modern elites of emperors and priests, but in essence they are not designed to cope with the complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity of that life.… Read more > >