UnaVision is aiming for a "world in balance". Our goal is to really, really make a difference in our own lives and to our environment by activating, joining and working with rural and peripheral region with likeminded people. 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. We take responsibility for the dignity of people of different genders, ages, educational backgrounds, races and beliefs, responsibility for the environment and nature, support the establishment of a viable international order and a transparency of all activities and results.
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.
UnaVision offers with its unaVersity a unique learning environment and many project based learning activities. It is a growing knowledge and collaborative network driven by like minded people and connected with the ecoVersities network of disruptive learning organisations. The core function of our virtual nation is collective learning, co-designing and implementing these ideas and concepts for a better world. 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. This enables the network to find higher quality solutions for their challenges without regional boundaries.
unaNation is the entirety of all Being Spaces and the unaVision community with no borders.It is a sharing and solidary global community of many regional locations. UnaNation and the Being Space Regions will be governed with a sociocratic system with interconnected working circles, general circles and top circles. The intensive knowledge exchange will support the chance for a better livelihood for all people. A common framework and guidelines of the unaNation will support the Being Space Regions in their emergence and co-development.
Fundament of unaVision
The fundament of unaVision is based on the input from many people participating in hiking dialogs and learning journeys during the last years since the conception of ThinkCamp in 2008. The unaVision community spirit was born in 2013 during the “caravan of change” called “dunaVision”. This brought together people during an eight months long learning journey through fourteen Eastern European countries and connected in 50 workshops around one thousand people. The journey was coordinated by Sarah Kupke and Johannes Pfister from ThinkCamp. The ThinkCamp idea emerged out of the Global Marshall Plan Initiative to foster bottom up initiatives and to prototyp new society frameworks for a regenerative world. A big influence to our approach comes from Frithjof Bergmann with his breakthrough concept of New Work - New Culture. Gatherings and dialogs with him in Europe and India deepend the understanding of his thoughts. Our co-creation process will employ among others the principle of pattern language from Christopher Alexander, action research, a design thinking process, project based learning. We learn from and colaborate with New Work - New Culture, the Transition Network, Global Village Network GIVE, the Global Ecovillage Network GEN and the Economy for the Common Good.
You like to participate?
We are starting now to co-design the framework and will start implementation of the first prototypes in April 2017. Share your time with one of the teams working
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
- involved in the field of regional development, sustainable, community-based tourism, non-formal education, social entrepreneurship and/or social change in their regions
- who care about their region and want to see people and their work flourishing
- who 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
Portugal Learning Journey
24.03 - 03.04.2016
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
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/