GLOBAL LAND PATHS (GLAP)
Vitsa, Epirus, 30 July – 4 August 2016
Peripatetic summer seminar on
Federalist Responses to Global Challenges
From the local/national to the European to the global
Call for participants
In the idyllic environment of Epirus (National Park of Northern Pindos), the northwestern corner of Greece bordering on Albania, a group of practitioners and scholars of different nationalities, specializations and age groups will meet for a “walk & talk” week of peripatetic discussions, immersion in thinking and in nature, and mutual inspiration.
The overall objective is to advance international peace and security, sustainable development, fundamental human rights and liberty for all, by formulating federalist responses while addressing global challenges. Federalism, as a concept and system of governance based upon democratic rules and institutions, represents the sharing of decision-making power and resources among various levels – from the national and local to the regional and global. Confronted as we are with the mega-problems of today, which recognise no borders and spill over across sectors, this may well provide a source of innovative thinking to efficiently address these problems, both their global causes and their local impacts.
We aim to host a diverse group of individuals from Europe and beyond, a mix of people from educational institutions, academia and think tanks, activist NGOs, relevant international organizations and government departments, and the media – around 45 participants in total. Young people committed to changing the world for the better are particularly welcome. All participants will be expected to contribute with presentations, questions and comments in the discussion, which will be conducted in English.
If you would like to be part of this experience, please indicate your interest by completing the attached application form and sending it to us, together with your CV, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). Applications should be submitted no later than 15 May 2016, and will be examined as they come, till the filling of all available places. Applicants will be notified of whether they have been selected within ten working days from submission. Background information and the seminar programme can be found attached. For previous seminars in the GLAP series visit www.globallandpaths.org
We thank you for your consideration and look forward to your expression of interest in participating in the seminar,
Nicos Yannis Georgios Kostakos
Founder Executive Director
The Land Beyond FOGGS