Kate Petriw gave an overview of the research that the global Wellbeing Economy Alliance has been doing on messaging and narratives on the wellbeing economy in this WEAll Ireland Hub webinar on Saturday July 1.
Caroline Whyte, David Somekh, Peter Doran and Kevin Murphy gave an outline of the WEAll Ireland hub's 'Cultural Creative' project, which explores ways in which artists and the arts can challenge the dominant ‘social imaginary’.
In this bilingual webinar (Irish and English), Professor Peadar Kirby explored the paradigm change necessary for the transition to an economy that prioritises human and ecological wellbeing, in contrast to the current pursuit of economic growth as a goal. There were responses from Professor Mary Murphy and Eóin Ó Cuinneagáin.
Seán Ó Conláin and Caroline Whyte exchange some initial impressions of the European Parliament's recent seminal 'Beyond Growth' conference.
'On his recent visit to Ireland, President Biden said he felt like he was “home.” By giving a speech like President Higgins just gave, and setting up an Ecological Monetary Reform Study Committee, he could prove it,' writes Mike Sandler.
As political leaders gather for a second conference at the European Parliament on how to move “beyond growth”, we, the undersigned academics and civil society organisations, see the geopolitical crisis as an opportunity to disengage from the socially and ecologically harmful growth competition and instead embrace a wellbeing cooperation.