In Brief

About the project

Economic policies employed today drive both greater inequality and environmental damage in many parts of the world, and the way those policies are created is leading to ever greater alienation. To reverse those trends policy makers need to become the partners of citizens in the creation of economic policy making which addresses multiple needs and crises simultaneously. In the four project locations Scotland, California, Canada and New Zealand citizen participatory approaches are applied to reach out to groups that are typically excluded from policy discussions. For example, in Scotland the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (We All) works with children and youth. Overall, the project aims to co-develop economic policies that address the key wellbeing economy principles of just and fair societies (inequality), economic security for all and environmental regeneration.

Contact person

Dr. Ellen Ehmke
Senior Expert
Phone+49 30 220025-361
e-mail to Dr. Ellen Ehmke