unaVision Learning Journeys
We have experiemented with several learning journey formats during the last years and think this is a great idea to develop further within the unaVision network.
The 4 M approach for learning journeysMove physically and mentally, change your perspectives, open up!Meet people from different sectors, cultures and generations, learn from their knowledge, experience, wisdom and personal masteryMake and co-develop products, services and systems, get new skills become creative, implement concepts, be a social entrepreneur and create new ventures who serve the people and societyMultiplyand share your experiences and knowledge, tell your story, write articles, poetries, books, make drawings and films
See photos of our past learning journeys, workshops and other events: https://unavision.smugmug.com/UnaVision-Learning-Journeys
Invitation to unaVision meeting in December
Potsdam, Germany, December 9-12 2015Are you involved in the field of regional development, sustainable, community-based tourism, non-formal education, social entrepreneurship and/or social change in your region?Do you care about your region and want to see people and their work flourishing?Do you want to connect to like-minded people, share your experiences, co-create social businesses with meaningful workplaces and by this supporting a social change in our world?
You are invited to co-create the unaVision network of people, organizations and regions which facilitates a deep exchange of knowledge and experience to learn from each other and shape our sustainable future. Download the invitation here.
unaVision objectives and approachesObjectives of the unaVision network
Read more about the objectives and approaches here.
- Offering learning activities and inviting others to join learning journeys, workshops, events and market them together
- Exchanging knowledge and experiences about sustainable development, supporting each other in facilitating social change in our regions and communities (urban or rural)
- Fostering social businesses and creating meaningful workplaces by co-developing products and services supporting the value creation in our regions (local handicrafts, agriculture, construction, education, health, technologies, etc.)
Story and past activities
The unaVision idea was co-developed within the last three years with many people in differen countries.Read more about the story hereSee photos of learning journeys, workshops and other events here. See photos abour the unaVision Greening Kosovo initiative here
Portugal Learning Journey 27.03 - 03.04.2016
This is an experimental learning package developed by ThinkCamp within the SENTour project. The objective of the project is to support a sustainable development by new ways of tourism where visitors are an active part.
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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.
This Learning Journey in Portugal brings you to the exciting Naturtejo region with the beautiful landscape of the Geopark, which is a UNESCO territory, and also gives you the opportunity to dive deep into the daily life of people living here. On your journey you will join local entrepreneurs for several days and learn about their activities like producing goat cheese, herbal essences, liquors and creative arts such as metal art or weaving. You eat dinner with families and enjoy the taste of the rural gastronomy. You discover the challenges communities face (desertification, unemployment, demotivation, resistance to change, social isolation, just to name a few) and see innovative impulses for the regional development. Last but not least you may share your wisdom and insights with the people and support their effort of sustainable change. Download program here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and for the protection and regeneration of the environment and nature. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.