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First scientific conference on the common good economy

The University of Bremen and the Research Association of the Common Welfare Economy, Vienna host the 28. to 30. November an international three-day conference under the title "Economy for the Common Good - A Common Standard for a Pluralistic World?"

Bremen, Vienna, 21. November 2019 - At the University of Bremen, the first scientific conference on the common good economy takes place, in which international scientists participate with some 30 contributions and engage in an intensive exchange of information about their research results.

The scientific interest in the common good economy (GWÖ) is increasing significantly - the critical, scientific debate promotes and strengthens the further development of this alternative economic model. The aim is to strengthen the scientific basis of the GWÖ, to promote (critical) debate and to broaden the social discourse on this alternative economic model.

The conference will kick off on Thursday evening with two keynotes: Daniel Dahm, member of the World Future Council and the Association of German Scientists, and Christian Felber, the initiator of the common good economy, followed by a prominent panel discussion.

Friday is all about science: Scientists from all over the world engage in science talks with various aspects of the GWÖ and related alternative economic approaches and invite you to an exchange.

Under the motto "Science meets Public" the reference to the practice will be produced on Saturday. Together with entrepreneurs and politicians - including MEP Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg and EESC member Carlos Trias Pintó - the question of how the fields of science, civil society, politics and business react to future social and environmental changes and how alternatives are investigated Economic models such as the common good economy can be implemented.

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About the common good economy
The global public-benefit economy movement was launched in 2010. It is based on the ideas of the Austrian publicist Christian Felber. Currently, it includes some 11.000 supporters worldwide, more than 4.000 active in 150 regional groups, 31 GWÖ associations, 500-accredited companies and other organizations, almost 60 communities and cities, and 200 universities worldwide, spreading the vision of the common good economy , implement and develop - rising! Since the end of 2018, there is the International GWÖ Association, in which the nine national associations coordinate and pool their resources. (Stand 11 / 2019)
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The Economy for the Common Good (GWÖ) was founded in Austria in 2010 and is now represented institutionally in 14 countries. She sees herself as a pioneer for social change in the direction of responsible, cooperative cooperation.

It enables...

... companies to look through all areas of their economic activity using the values ​​of the common good matrix in order to show common good-oriented action and at the same time gain a good basis for strategic decisions. The "common good balance sheet" is an important signal for customers and also for job seekers, who can assume that financial profit is not the top priority for these companies.

… municipalities, cities, regions to become places of common interest, where companies, educational institutions, municipal services can put a promotional focus on regional development and their residents.

... researchers the further development of the GWÖ on a scientific basis. At the University of Valencia there is a GWÖ chair and in Austria there is a master's course in "Applied Economics for the Common Good". In addition to numerous master's theses, there are currently three studies. This means that the economic model of the GWÖ has the power to change society in the long term.