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Caring Economics 

in Theory and in Praxis


Date: 27 - 31 July 2020

This is a 5 day event organised by the Open Academy of Caring Economics and OQ Consulting BV and Leapfrog2SD. It incorporates presentations, lectures, lively discussions & activities to shape the economies of the future. 


The places are limited as we aim to create a community-like atmosphere where everybody can voice their opinion and can be heard. We have invited speakers in several different fields who will tell us about the current economic paradigm, why it is unsustainable and how it will need to change in order to accommodate for a healthy planet and social communities.  

As part of the event the Award Winning film "Normal is Over" will be presented too. It talks about the challenges of the 21st century and the need for a paradigm shift towards sustainable thinking and living. The producer of the film Renée Scheltema will also be present to discuss the film and the concepts behind it.  

This is a dynamic event designed to bring clarity regarding the world we live in from an economic perspective and to spark discussion & creative thinking about the changes that need to be made in our thinking, working, living, consumption habits, use of resources - almost every aspect of human life. 


Here's a few details on what to expect:


From neo-liberalism to caring economics

Short history of economic thinking: Where does our current economic system come from? And why is it not sustainable?


Playing the game “pillars of power” 

Paradigm shift: discover how change can be made and who to target



Presentation of the Award Winning Film: “Normal is Over”, and discussion on the challenges of 21st century. The film's producer, Renée Scheltema, will be present to discuss the film with the participants of the Summer School.

From theory to praxis

Caring Economics: Putting in praxis what we preach: gathering food in the garden – compare costs and benefits with buying a ready-made dinner


Master Classes

By lead-experts on policies to put in practice the principles of caring economics. Thematic issues that will be covered are:

  • Human rights and environmental justice

  • Gender equality

  • Sustainable energy 

  • Sustainable Food systems

  • Financial instruments for the environment

  • Basic income and social security

  •  Money-system and crypto currency


Work in Sub-groups: How should the future economy look like

Creative process to develop and launch a newspaper of our future “Ideal World in 2050”. 

You will find the full programme here


Please note:  All meals are vegan/vegetarian and organic.

Your registration will be confirmed after having bought your ticket for the event.

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