Why join Source?
The network brings together in one place a diverse range of inspirational voices from the worlds of academia, civil society, and grassroots organisations. Source provides an online space for discussion and constructive debate, but it is also a meeting point to forge new working collaborations across Europe. The network’s platform also provides members with the opportunity to exchange information about relevant activities, initiatives, and events taking place all over Europe, and to build key relationships with new research partners. In addition, members will have the opportunity to take part in regular webinar discussions organised exclusively for the network, as well as to have their own initiatives co-branded as Network activities.
What can I do?
- Take part in the online conversations, where we identify the current system dysfunctionalities, gather ideas on potential alternatives, and start planning joint initiatives. Debates will be hosted over a period of four weeks and will be summarised in a base research paper that will then be circulated within the network.
- Suggest new debates, that have the potential to disrupt the current system, and where new solutions and models can be co-developed
- Start member conversations, reacting to current affairs and daily news.
- Attend webinar discussions organised exclusively for the network members
- Have access to dedicated podcasts, which will provide a platform for discussion and exchange between academics, policy makers and the civil society.
- Share relevant activities, initaitives and events happening all over Europe
- Apply to have your own initiatives co-branded as network initiatives
- Start new collaborations with partners from throughout Europe
Who can join?
Source is open to individuals committed to tackling the biggest economic, environmental and social challenges we face today.
Source welcomes individuals:
- from across Europe from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and countries including, academia, think tanks, civil society organisations, and campaigners;
- who share our purpose and goals;
- who are actively contributing to the effort to change our economic system;
- who want to take an active part in building this network, online or off
- who show respect to others in the network
- who abide by SOURCE’s values of community, open-mindedness and working together
- who are aligned with the working paper six principles for the new economy
Do you fit in this description? You can request free membership through this link:
What people say about Source
Irene Van Staveren – Professor of Pluralist Development Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
“I value Source because it engages with people who work on fundamental change of our societies, who realize that with small adaptations, protecting established positions, and the reductionist models of mainstream economics we will never get to the systemic change that is needed for abolishing rising national and international income inequality, climate change, and increasing social-economic insecurity. By addressing problems at the systemic level, Source does what critical voices in science want science to contribute to, namely addressing the wicked problems of our times. But whereas universities are large bureaucracies caught up in science metrics that value quantity over quality of publications and specialized journal impact factors over societal relevance, Source is a flexible network of engaged individuals from universities, civil society and policy institutions. Source, as a network, can take steps that each of these institutional environments on their own cannot take. That is precisely why a network like Source is needed: to offer a platform for those who want to go faster and deeper than their own institutional environment allows them to go and who have the collective capabilities of doing so.”
Nina Treu – Coordinator, Konzeptwerk Neue Okonomie
“I believe Source is an important initiative to bring policy professionals from all over Europe together and to start working on a new economic narrative. It gives us the opportunity to share and discuss our ideas and concepts with critical thinkers and experienced practitioners. This it what we need in order to challenge the current economic system!”
Joanna Maycock – Secretary General, European Women’s Lobby
“Source is a really important space for me as a feminist activist to engage with a range of actors from civil society, academia and beyond around a range of issues that can bring systemic change. It is valuable to have access to a range of experiences and perspectives about the leverage points for change that already have practical application. We really welcome the openness to bring or develop a feminist perspective to conversations about Brexit, renewable energy, or climate change”