Synergia Summer Institute
Monte Ginezzo, Tuscany, Italy
July 10 – 21, 2017
Transition to Co-operative Commonwealth: Pathways to a new political economy

For all those interested in exploring a new vision for political economy and a progressive alternative to Austerity and Reaction, please see attached the brochure, registration form and draft program for the Synergia Summer Institute, “Transition to Co-operative Commonwealth – Pathways to a New Political Economy”. Join some of the finest specialists in the world for an intensive exploration of practical pathways to system change.

The Synergia Institute is excited to be launching its first face-to-face training program this July 2017 in Tuscany! For change makers everywhere this program offers an opportunity to explore real pathways to system change with leading experts in their fields.

Transition to Co-operative Commonwealth – Pathways to a New Political Economy, is an intensive 2 week program that links the global with the local through the diffusion of transformative ideas, models, and practices that advance game-changing solutions for progressive change in the following key areas:

  • Co-operative Capital & Social Finance; Alternative Currencies
  • Co-op & Commons-Based housing & Land Tenure; Community Land Trusts
  • Renewable Energy; Community-owned energy systems
  • Local & Sustainable food systems; Community Supported Agriculture
  • User-controlled health & social care; Social & Community Service Co-ops
  • Co-operative and Commons Governance
  • Platform Co-operatives, Digital Commons & Peer-to-Peer productions systems
  • Convergence and the New Political Economy; Principles, Propositions, and Practices

The price of the course is 1,500 euros for the full two week course and 1,000 for a one week session.

Download the program for complete details. If you like what you see, we hope that you and others in your organization or network will find an opportunity to take part.

To register complete the application form –

To complete your registration, you will need to pay 50% of the fee at the moment of registration and other 50% before March 31st 2017.

The course timetable –

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If you have any other questions or would like to make a booking contact [email protected]

We hope this first Synergia Summer Institute inspires you and your colleagues to spread the word to others who are committed to building a new political economy for the world we want. The need for system change is clear and urgent and Synergia is promoting solutions that can make it happen.

We look forward to your joining us for this unique learning experience in Tuscany in July.


1 Comment Transition to Cooperative Commonwealth Synergia Summer Institute July 2017

  1. Simon GrantSimon Grant

    Are the programme and registration form available in a proper Open format (i.e. not proprietary MS .docx?)

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