Academy for a Learning Democracy

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A Learning Democracy lives from democratic innovations that are being developed, tested and constantly improved. Besides researching contents and formats, we also ourselves develop methods and tools for the development of democracy. 

This R+D work is founded on the groundwork of the Procedere Verbund in relation to the procedural theory. The intention of the procedural theory is to find and adapt the best method or procedure for each concrete case. The Academies training and application is grounded on this work. That's why we call the concept for our training institution R+D+T+A, because besides the classical units of Research and Training we also have the practise of Development and Application. 

In DemocracyDevelopment-Laboratories (DD-Labs) we unite the practical development with the more theoretical research. Our current labs cover the local as well the European level, as well as the area of personell development and human resources development. Our current DD-Labs are the StadtMacherAkademie with the vhw and the European HomeParliaments with Pulse of Europe.

Furthermore, we exchange ideas about transformational teaching and participatory innovations with other experts. For this purpose we organise colloquia, toolshops, workshops together with the Procedere Verbund as well as with the Weltethos-Institut of the Universität Tübingen. 

Since spring 2018 we have been testing and implementing the democratic innovation of the European HomeParliaments with Pulse of Europe. The idea...
With the department Research and Consulting of the vhw (association for living and urban development) we research in the field ot public human...

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