Knowledge Exchange in Barcelona

06 April 2018 | News

In March, oikos Outreach Manager, Clémentine Robert, brought the Knowledge Exchange Expedition from Bangalore, India to Barcelona, Spain. During the Spring Meeting, she facilitated a workshop to enable exchange of experiences and perspectives on the topic of Sustainable Tourism and Mobility between different chapter members. She created a report summarizing main takeaways from the Meeting. Clémentine observed that the oikos community is looking forward to the diversity of experiences and knowledge, they want to seize opportunities and get inspired and that cross-continental collaboration is a key for leveraging local projects. Read more in the report.... »

(Heart-) Warming LEAP Mid-Term Meeting in Catalonia

03 April 2018 | News

On 3 March 2018, 26 oikees came together from all over the world to meet in sunny Arenys de Mar, Spain for the second LEAP meeting. LEAP is a 9-month leadership program for a group of young participants, who had already met in Switzerland in October 2017 on their first meeting. Since then, the LEAP journey included many webinars, reflections, peer-to-peer calls and coaching sessions on personal development and responsible leadership. Arriving to Arenys de Mar, we were amazed by the atmosphere of the grand villa which lay remotely at the end of a long path leading through wide meadows and a garden with orange and lemon trees. Between tall old pines, with a lovely ocean view lay... »

oikos Spring Meeting: Where Many Decisions were made and Sustainable Tourism and Mobility discussed Thoroughly

15 March 2018 | News

120 oikos members and alumni packed their bags and booked their flights to Barcelona, Spain to participate in the oikos Spring Meeting 2018 from March 8 to 11. The Spring Meeting is our annual event hosted by different chapter every year. This year oikos Barcelona volunteered to welcome oikees to their  mesmerizing city. The Spring Meeting was comprised of a conference and workshops on Sustainable Tourism and Mobility, as well as of the oikos Legislative Meeting.  Conference and Workshops on Sustainable Tourism and Mobility Sustainable Tourism and Mobility was the topic of the Spring Meeting this year.  Dr. Oksana Udovyk, UNWTO representative spoke about the importance of Sustainable Tourism in relation with the Sustainable Development Goals, while Ricard... »

Bottoms Up, Tops Down: oikos Winter School Participants discussed Sustainable Development Cooperation

15 March 2018 | News

oikos Witten/Herdecke hosted oikos Winter School in Witten, Germany from March 1 to 7, 2018. The Winter School titled “Bottoms Up, Tops Down” revolved around Sustainable Development Cooperation and explored main challenges and drawbacks in the field. A group of 20 avid individuals was selected to participate in the Winter School. The participants from all walks of life and from as different parts of the world as Italy, China, Austria, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, and El Salvador sat together to discuss the topic with each other, as well as with leading experts and field professionals. The organizers created the atmosphere where everyone felt welcome and willing to share their own ideas and thoughts. “The open-minded and very... »

LEAP President Track Meeting Participants reflected on oikos Experience, Projects and Future Plans

14 March 2018 | News

oikos chapter presidents and chapter leaders, as well as the oikos International Executive Board (EB) members and management team came together in Barcelona, Spain from March 7 to 8, 2018 in order to share their expertise and experience, reflect on current projects and discuss future plans.  The oikos EB presented the oikos strategy 2018-2020, while the presidents and chapter leaders shared their perspectives and analysed their own chapters’ role in achieving the strategy. They emphasized the importance of cooperation between students  from different cultures and development of change agents for curriculum change. oikos Trustee, Mark Wade moderated a session on oikos Aspirations. The participants shared why they joined oikos and how they contribute to the organization with their... »