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Reading and Writing Foundation harvests effects

Reading and Writing Foundation harvests effects

The Reading and Writing Foundation wants to better understand how its support to municipalities contributes to better policy and implementation. So that people with low literacy can be helped even better. The foundation already reports annually on the activities carried out but want to gain more insight into what all those efforts achieve. Using Outcome Harvesting as a methodology.

Book review: Future Search

Book review: Future Search

The ‘Complete Guide’ on how to conduct a Future Search, including its history, principles, planning steps, lots of examples and in the appendix even a step-by-step facilitator guide with worksheets and all.

What do we all want?

What do we all want?

The Future Search methodology is built on four principles. In a new blog series, we take a closer look at all four principles. First: why focus on the future and common ground is more effective than solving problems and conflicts.

System World versus Living World?

System World versus Living World?

I hear and read it everywhere: the living world set against the system world. But this cultivated dichotomy undermines a successful approach to complex societal challenges. I prefer to think in ‘living systems’.

European subsidy program LEADER evaluates with stories

European subsidy program LEADER evaluates with stories

How do you evaluate a nine-year subsidy program with a broad variety of participants and projects? How do you collect the lessons from the past as input for the next program period? LEADER in the northern part of the province of North-Holland opted for participatory narrative research using Sprockler.

Book tip: Now it’s up to us, call for real democracy

Book tip: Now it’s up to us, call for real democracy

Book tip by Petra de Boer: It is up to citizens to solve the greatest challenges of our time. That is the appeal of Eva Rovers to the Netherlands with her booklet 'Now it's up to us, call for real democracy'. Booklet? Yes, it is literally a small handy little book....

Maastricht city dialogue forecast of a new democracy?

Maastricht city dialogue forecast of a new democracy?

How do we live, learn, work and enjoy together in Maastricht 2040?
The Municipality of Maastricht had asked us to facilitate a broad city dialogue about the future of Maastricht. Before the summer, many wishes had already been collected from residents and other stakeholders. Now it was time to delve deeper into the most important themes and to jointly investigate dilemmas, opportunities and potential solutions.

We are especially qualified in working with the following themes and methods