Overview and objectives of unaVision
Balancing the world by activating and working with rural, peripheral, precarious regions can be a very rewarding experience. Our goal is to really, really make a difference in our own lives, to carefully select the people we choose to work with, live with, learn with and celebrate with and to choose the locations where we are doing that. For this, we are seeking to create at least a dozen prototypes of “BeingSpace Communities” around the globe, which are interconnected by an intensive learning exchange, co-design and implementation processes of examples of our future society in which we like to live.
UnaVision is a growing knowledge and collaborative network driven by like minded people and their rural and urban communities, neighborhoods, organizations and initiatives. UnaVision is aiming for a "world in balance". UnaVision offers a unique learning environment and learning activities. The involved people cherish an intense and ongoing contact with each other, and are actively involved in co-developing and implementing prototypes and innovative approaches for a systemic change in our social, ecological, cultural and economic sectors. We foster project based learning, eco-social entrepreneurship, common goods economy and sociocratic governance. Specifically implement during the next years:
- the unaVision network, a lively global co-creating community of likeminded people
- BeingSpace Communities, a network of living laboratories spread over all continents
- EcoVersities, alternative Universities as a unique, global learning environment
- Collaborative Eco-Social Economies, millions of meaningful, green jobs
The UnaVision initiative invites you for a better future. Join us for innovative experimenting resilient lifestyles supported by an international network for sustainable good living in harmony with our unique fragile biosphere.
- Our Vision is a good and content life for all people while protecting our unique fragile biosphere.
- Our Mission is to develop transformative learning processes from experience and apply them in prototypes.
- Our Objectives are:
- to realize many UnaVillage regions in rural areas as prototypes for inclusive, holistic and resilient models for a sustainable life in harmony with nature and the community around
- to co-design and implement eco-social concepts for sustainable economies as well as models for living, working and entrepreneurships and communicate the experiences
- to co-design, use and disseminate innovative, people oriented transformative learning processes (UNI)
- Please contact us at email@example.com.
The UnaVision initiative invites you for co-creating and refining an emergent framework for prototypes of good living that respects a diverse global society and the biosphere of our planet. This includes the advantage of being especially adaptive and resililent to changes of the environment like climate destruction. We systematically practice, refine, adapt and expand this framework in UnaVillage regions and spread over all continents. A global sharing and solidary UnaVision community supports this systematic transformative learning process with international exchange of experience and competence (UNI). We take responsibility for the dignity of people of different genders, ages, educational backgrounds, races and beliefs , responsibility and for the protection and regeneration of the environment and nature, support the establishment of a viable international order and a transparency of all activities and results.
Being Space Regions
Being Space Regions are people and organizations within a village, neighborhood or region, where like-minded people actively collaborate to implement an environment for better living. The community collaborates to prototype a systemic change towards a more resilient world in balance. It forms a unique location for learning, working and living together. The people are acting in a living laboratory and are creating prototypes in many sectors like eco-building, permaculture, sharing economy which are sustainable for our grandchildren. Being Spaces concentrate on important, basic needs of people such as having meaningful work, food, accommodation, preventive health and a suitable social and cultural living environment.
unaNation is the entirety of all Being Spaces and the unaVision community with no borders. The core function of our virtual nation is collective learning, co-designing a framework for our world in balance and sharing what is needed. This is why you can view our nation as a global, self organized University or as we call it, an EcoVersity. Learning being so important, if someone in our nation decides to learn something, she or he immediately becomes his or her Minister of Education. That creates the peculiar situation of eventually having as many Ministers of Education as we have learners. They get together to share, improve and create community learning resources. All our knowledge is open and freely available.
The unaVision Learning Journey is a multi-dimensional process. People co-develop events, forums, projects, programs and eco-social entrepreneurships on the way to reach their objectives. Personal, virtual and physical learning journeys within and between Being Space communities and regions bring people together, connect them and offer a unique learning environment. UnaVision journeys offer participants to explore initiatives around the globe in order to give impulses for their own projects and to share their own experiences and knowledge, tell their stories and document the experiences. The inter-generational, inter-cultural and inter-sectoral approach widens the perspective for everybody.
A New York based two hour internet radio broadcast from August 23rd 2016 about Cross-Cultural and Cross Generational learning, where Johannes had the priveledge to participate.
Network gathering in November 2016
The next unaVision gathering will take place from 08-13th of November 2016 in Friesland, Netherlands. You are invited to get involved!
Here is the exciting programm.
Network gathering in December 2015
Click here to watch the video of the unaVision gathering which took place in Gut Gorgast, near Berlin, Germany, December 9-12 2015
Participants where peopleinvolved in the field of regional development, sustainable, community-based tourism, non-formal education, social entrepreneurship and/or social change in their regionswho care about their region and want to see people and their work flourishingwho you want to connect to like-minded people, share experiences, co-create social businesses with meaningful workplaces and by this supporting a social change in our world
This is an experimental learning package developed by ThinkCamp, the region of Naturtejo and INATEL within the SenTour project. The objective of this package is to motivate seniors from different cultures and backgrounds to travel together to an extraordinary destination, to learn a new skill from the locals and to be actively involved in the sustainable development of the visiting location. More info here
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SenTour - EU Senior Travel Experience
With the SENTour Connect project ThinkCamp is co-developing with partners from Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, Austria, Italy and Portugal innovative learning journey packages for seniors.
Learning Journeys offer the opportunity to dive into the spirit of regions and to learn about special skills and traditions. You meet locals, learn from them, but may also share their expertise with people from the regions. Long-term off season tourism of several weeks to several months may intensify the insights into the local culture. This is a win-win situation for the regions and the visiting guests. This is a prototype Learning Journey packages co-developed within the SENTour Connect project.
The SENTour Connect project started from the idea that the senior market is an area for tourism expansion in low season within the European Union. Travel is a means to prolong a quality of life and Europe has a growing senior population for whom this is an important issue.The main objective of the project is to facilitate transnational tourism exchanges for seniors in the low season within the European domestic market.To do this, the project aims at creating innovative and sustainable transnational tourism packages for seniors, and improving the tourism seasonality patterns across Europe.
unaVision - Greening Kosovo is about raising awareness and fostering the sustainable development of Kosovo. The objective is to create green jobs through the development of “eco-social businesses” and a “Being Space”/eco-village, where people can live, learn, work, make arts and cultural activities. The unaVision-Kosovo initiative is implementing the projects by using a bottom up approach, listening to the needs, wishes and ideas of people, creating and connecting communities in different locations. More info here
Story and past activities
The unaVision idea was co-developed over years with many people in different countries. See photos of learning journeys, workshops and other events on https://unavision.smugmug.com/
. UnaVillages and the UnaVision network will be governed with a sociocratic system. An intensive international knowledge exchange coordinated by the tools of the UnaVersity will support the co-development for a better livelihood for all people. Our common UnaVillage framework will support the UnaVillage regions in their emergence and co-development. We also aim at providing free access to food, accommodation, education, preventive health services, cultural activities and a safety net in case of special needs, health problems and peaceful aging for all UnaVillage community members who support the movement with 50% of their time and resources. This gives people the scope and the spare time to do what they "really, really want to do with their lives for themselves and for society". This enables emergence of fundamental improvement for our own lives, our communities and our environment by activating, joining and working with like-minded people for good living. We like to recognize patterns and co-create a pattern language, how future living can be "good living for everybody", and at the same time secure a sustainable development of our planet as we are all interdependent within one biosphere on one planet. This is our common UnaVision.
You like to participate ?
The co-design of the UnaVision framework and the first prototypes of UnaVillages are in full progress. We invite you to join our working circles and topic circles sharing your skills, knowledge, experience and resources. We like to identify, document and realize patterns and guidelines for the UnaVision movement. We are looking for inspired people who like to engage full time or part time. In case you are inspired and motivated by our vision and like to participate in a hands-on approach, then we are looking for YOU. You can either move into an UnaVillage prototype and help building it up and/or share your time, knowledge and resources with one of the topic or supporting teams. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trainee or Thesis ?
You can apply anytime for a trainee period of 6 to 12 months or for shorter internships. The coordinator of the UnaVision network is the thinkcamp non-profit cooperative based in Germany. Your trainee stay will be at one of our emerging locations learning hands-on. There are many topics from which you can choose for your Bachelor or Master Thesis relating to rural development, soil improvement, regenerative energy, preventive health care, nutrition, natural building materials, education, economics, new approaches to project management and so on. Please contact us at email@example.com.