Online workshop: Engagement in civil society sustainability initiatives - under what conditions does "sustainable common good" emerge?
Date: 29 March 2022, 17:30-19:30
Organiser: Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
In the context of the case study work of the ENGAGE project, the workshop deals with the question under which conditions the engagement of citizens in decentrally organised civil society initiatives contributes to a sustainable common good. The idea of the workshop is to discuss different perspectives of lived practice of engagement in concrete initiatives and to explore commonalities as well as challenges that many engaged people face in their initiatives.
The workshop is aimed at all interested people who are involved in civil society initiatives and would like to reflect on their involvement and the connection to the common good together with others.
Further information and registration can be found here on the website of the Institute for Ecological Economy Research.
Publication of a new blog post on the results of the citizens' dialogue
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Release oft he 2nd Working Document: Trend Analysis of Civic Involvement and Political Participation in Germany
Civic involvement and political participation are subject to dynamic development in Germany. More and more citizens in Germany are participating or getting involved, and the diversity of different involvement and participation formats is increasing. At the same time, the unequal representation of different social classes and groups has perpetuated.
The trend analysis that has now been published by the research team of the ENGAGE project provides a comprehensive overview of these and other trend developments in the various areas of civic involvement and political participation in Germany. It forms the empirical basis for five planned case studies. On top of that, our own data collection in the area of informal, dialogue-oriented participation offers new insights into a research subject that has so far been little investigated in a systematic manner.
Download: 2nd Working document of the ENGAGE project (text in German)
Guest Article Released: Insights into Project Goals and First Findings
Political participation and civic involvement promoting the common good - the more the better?
Release of the 1st Working Document: Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of the Research Project
Participation and civic involvement, sustainability and the common good are popular terms that are interpreted in many different ways. The attributed meanings underly changes in time and sometimes even serve to hide the particular interests of those who use these terms. At the same time, these terms are vital to describe the research subject of the ENGAGE project. Therefore, our understanding of the above mentioned terms and it’s conceptual context needs to be clarified as precisely as possible. This conceptual clarification and contextualisation ist what we seek to do in our 1st working document. It establishes the theoretical and conceptual basis for our further work on the following research question: What are the conditions under which participation and civic involvement contribute to the promotion and protection of the common good (as one that integrates the core principles of sustainable development)?
Download: 1st Working document of the ENGAGE project (text in German)