For the first time in Europe, local representatives, researchers, actors from civil society and concerned citizens are meeting to discuss wealth indicators in order to rethink our model of society. More details on the program, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, performances, film projections and open debates will be soon available on this Website. Save the dates of the 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2018 in Grenoble : 3 days to build tomorrow !
The International Forum for Well-Being : a major gathering for a real change
For more than 30 years, many experiments promoting new “compasses” have been carried out at international, regional and local levels in order to place not economy-focused indicators – as GDP – at the heart of public action. These initiatives question the idea of economic growth being the main goal of political, economic and social interventions and they aim at measuring well-being, human and social development, quality of life, living in harmony, etc. : all these dimensions are invisible in statistics on economic growth.
The Forum in Grenoble, an exceptional event in France and in Europe, will be the opportunity to get over one step more : how, with which conditions can these indicators act structurally and promote practices keeping with a fair and sustainable society. The forum will question the link between the local level – the territory of life and action – and the global level: what are the shared dashboards to communicate between these levels and act in a convergent way?
For all citizens engaged in the building of this fair and sustainable society, it is time to lay the foundation stones of a concerted action.
The International Forum for Well-Being is carried out in a collaborative way by Local Authorities (Grenoble Alpes Metropolis and Grenoble City), the University Grenoble Community (COMUE and Grenoble Alpes University) and civil society (CCFD-Terre solidaire and the collective FAIR/ Forum for other wealth indicators).
Appeal to contributors
Economic and social actors, researchers, elected representatives or citizens, you are invited to propose a workshop, an intervention, a debate… to build the program of this event; fulfill the form HERE or download the documents below.
Besides these 3 pathways, a Scientific Symposium will take place to feed researches on these issues. If you are a researcher, you may answer to the call for scientific papers (on this link)…but you may also take part in the rest of the Forum by answering this call.
Please download the document below.
– The deadline for submission of proposals has been delayed until the 5th of march –
Thank you for the 70 proposals already sent !
THE CALL FOR expression of interest
The International Forum for well being is co-organized by: