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January 29, 2018

Call for expression of interest : International Forum for Well-Being

Call for expression of interest : International Forum for Well-Being

The first International Forum for Well-Being will take place from the 6th ou the 8th of June 2018 in France (Grenoble). 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.

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).

The International Forum for Well-Being will discuss new indicators to build tomorrow. 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. 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?

The call for expression of interest is opened till the 5th of february. You can propose your contribution, workshop or ideas to the steering committee.

The Forum will welcome too an international and interdisciplinary scientific symposium, held by the University of Grenoble Alpes and the social sciences laboratory PACT, for researchers who work on these issues.

Economic and social actors, researchers, elected representatives or citizens are invited to contribute to the Forum. If you are a researcher, you may answer to the call for scientific papers but you may also contribute to the Forum.

More informations available soon on this event here : https://bienvivre2018.org


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