Youth Training program – Systems Innovation for Just Transitions  |  16. 04. 2021

Education Lab

ALCK has offered four editions of a specialized youth seminars on the Basque case. President Ibarretxe leads a transdisciplinary faculty formed by protagonists of the Basque transformation covering social, economic, cultural and environmental topics.

In this session, a leading expert in the developmental evaluation field and director of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at Columbia University, Joshua Fisher shared his experience and learnings on environmental conflicts, and process monitoring methods.

On the other hand, Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer at EIT Climate-KIC, and Inna Chilik, Deep Demonstration Anchor for Just Transformations at EIT Climate-KIC, joined the session to talk about the experience of Climate-KIC and Deep Demonstrations, with a special focus on Gipuzkoa.



Interactive activity with students in Miro

Gipuzkoa Deep Demo

The Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, in its desire to drive a sustainable transition in the Basque Territory –understanding sustainability as the integration of the environment, social cohesion and economic competitiveness to create prosperous, healthy, diverse and resilient communities for this generation and generations to come– has activated a process of advanced experimentation in Gipuzkoa. Its main added value lies in the implementation of a shared strategy to the multiple projects underway in Gipuzkoa, enabling the interconnection between all of them and amplifying their impact. This strategic commitment has begun under the coordination of ALCK with the collaboration of EIT-Climate KIC (our main partner in the shared understanding and discourse of the sustainable transition process and liaison with European policies) and OECD in Debagoiena (our main partner in the development of policies and mechanisms that allow us to experiment in anticipatory governance and citizen participation).