Synergia Summer Institute
Monte Ginezzo, Tuscany, Italy
July 10 – 21, 2017
Transition to Co-operative Commonwealth:
Pathways to a new political economy

The Synergia Institute is excited to be launching its first face-to-face training program next July 2017in Tuscany! For change makers everywhere this program offers an opportunity to explore real pathways to system change with leading experts in their fields.

Transition to Co-operative Commonwealth – Pathways to a New Political Economy, is an intensive 2 week program that links the global with the local through the diffusion of transformative ideas, models, and practices that advance game-changing solutions for progressive change in the following key areas:

  • Co-operative Capital & Social Finance; Alternative Currencies
  • Co-op & Commons-Based housing & Land Tenure; Community Land Trusts
  • Renewable Energy; Community-owned energy systems
  • Local & Sustainable food systems; Community Supported Agriculture
  • User-controlled health & social care; Social & Community Service Co-ops
  • Co-operative and Commons Governance
  • Platform Co-operatives, Digital Commons & Peer-to-Peer productions systems
  • Convergence and the New Political Economy; Principles, Propositions, and Practices
  • WorkshopA Commons Approach to Knowledge Creation – an Overview of Possibilities
    – Novak Rogic
    The University of British Columbia has pioneered initiatives where students, as part of their undergraduate courses, take active part in knowledge creation by working with community partners and sharing their work using open platforms for the benefits of local and global communities. This session will cover various kinds of students’ contributions in the co-production of knowledge and in the engagement of the lcoal community in this process.

The cost of registration for the full two week course is 1,500 Euros. A one week course section (either of the two weeks) is 1,000 Euros.

You may download the program for complete details. If you like what you see, we hope that you and others in your organization or network will find an opportunity to take part.

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We hope this first Synergia Summer Institute inspires you and your colleagues to spread the word to others who are committed to building a new political economy for the world we want. The need for system change is clear and urgent and Synergia is promoting solutions that can make it happen.

We look forward to your joining us for this unique learning experience in Tuscany in July.

Best Wishes,

John Restakis