From talking into doing

In this participatory and transdisciplinary project, the participants represent local experts – experts for their own life in the region, who set out on the path and are ready not only to set their own goals, but also to determine the yardstick (the indicators) for this themselves. 

In order to achieve this, we worked out a programme in the 4th workshop on 24 June 2023, how people in the region, i.e. you (!?), want to start together in this direction. 

We will take 2 steps to achieve this

First step: since our 3rd workshop, the project team has scientifically evaluated the proposed indicators, refined them, systematised them according to the three dimensions of sustainability (ecological, economic and social) and thus made them operationalisable for measuring the achievement of goals. At the 4th workshop we will go through this again together, agree on it and, if necessary, change and/or add to it.

Second step: Important for the last step of our process will now be to think of concrete projects with which you want to (and can) come closer to these goals. In order to simplify matters, we have distilled 6 topics in a small preparatory group for which we can think of concrete projects that “pay off” on these goals:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Forest
  • Nature conservation
  • Tourism. 

These should also be discussed again and, if necessary, changed. Nevertheless, it would be nice if some people could already bring ideas for concrete projects that we can not only discuss but also decide on on 24 June.

Fritz Hinterberger

Born in 1959, studied economics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and obtained his doctorate at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen. 1985-1991 Research assistant at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen. Stipensdiat of the German Research Foundation. Since 1985 lecturer at universities in Germany and abroad. 1993-2000 Researcher at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Head of the Working Group on Ecological Economics and Ecological Economic Policy. 1999-2020 Founding President of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI). Since 2019 Senior Scientist at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Main research interests: Ecological Economics, Scenarios for sustainable economies and societes, Quality of Life Research. Since 2019 Vice President of the Austrian Chapter of the Club of Rome. Translated with (free version)

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