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Towards a Post-Pandemic Caring Economic System

Date:  20-24 September 2021



This is a 5 day event organised by the Open Academy of Caring Economics and OQ Consulting BV and Leapfrog2SD. It incorporates presentations, lectures, lively discussions & activities to shape the economies of the future. 


The places are limited as we aim to create a community-like atmosphere where everybody can voice their opinion and can be heard. We have invited speakers in several different fields who will tell us about the current economic paradigm, why it is unsustainable and how it will need to change in order to accommodate for a healthy planet and social communities.  

As part of the event the Award Winning film "Normal is Over" will be presented too. It talks about the challenges of the 21st century and the need for a paradigm shift towards sustainable thinking and living. The producer of the film Renée Scheltema will also be present to discuss the film and the concepts behind it.  

This is a dynamic event designed to bring clarity regarding the world we live in from an economic perspective and to spark discussion & creative thinking about the changes that need to be made in our thinking, working, living, consumption habits, use of resources - almost every aspect of human life. 


Here's a few details on what to expect:


From neo-liberalism to caring economics

Short history of economic thinking: Where does our current economic system come from? And why is it not sustainable?


Playing the game “pillars of power” 

Paradigm shift: discover how change can be made and who to target



Presentation of the Award Winning Film: “Normal is Over”, and discussion on the challenges of 21st century.

The film's producer, Renée Scheltema, will be present to discuss the film with the participants of the

Summer School.

From theory to praxis

Caring Economics: Putting in praxis what we preach: gathering food in the garden – compare costs and benefits with buying a ready-made dinner


Master Classes

By lead-experts on policies to put in practice the principles of caring economics. Thematic issues that will be covered are:

  • Human rights and environmental justice

  • Gender equality

  • Sustainable energy 

  • Sustainable Food systems

  • Financial instruments for the environment

  • Basic income and social security

  •  Money-system and crypto currency


Work in Sub-groups: How should the future economy look like

Creative process to develop and launch a newspaper of our future “Ideal World in 2050”. 

You will find the full programme here. 




You can pay in any one of the following ways:



Credit Card: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, Diners, CUP, JCB and Maestro


PayPal: Please note, you do NOT need to have a PayPal account or balance on your account if you have one, to pay through the PayPal platform. PayPal now processes card payments just like any other payment portal. If you prefer to pay through the PayPal platform but don't have a PayPal account or funds on it, simply select "Don't have a PayPal account" during the Checkout process and you will be redirected to a page that allows you to input your card details. The payment will then be processed just like on any other platform. Cards accepted on the PayPal platform are Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express.


Bank Transfer: If you prefer to pay directly to the bank account of the venue, please send an e-mail to, specifying Summer School and the preferred ticket, and you will receive the details of the bank account of the venue by e-mail. As soon as the venue has received your payment, you will receive your ticket via e-mail. 

Your registration will be confirmed after having bought your ticket for the event.

For our cancellation & refunds policy, please click here


Please note:

All meals are vegan/vegetarian and organic.

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