Institute for Social Innovation
Connecting policymakers, decisionmakers, artists, citizens and scientists via the Glass Bead Game. Inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel 'Das Glasperlenspiel' (1943). A profound and interactive game for adressing societal issues interdisciplinairy.
Leiden, Netherlands. We invite five participants from this call to co-host one game.
By connecting local initiatives and European democratic issues, know how is spread. We will facilitate a European Changemakers Community on designing a New European Democracy. This call can be the start of something bigger. The impact of the game can only be defined by intention: Connect Europe.
There will be a Community of Practice that wil gather online and live, playing the Glass Bead Game. Practical tools are shared on how to transform democracy. And facilitators will be educated on how to facilitate the game locally.
The essence of the game is that the design is never finished. We share a blueprint, framework and a set of rules. We will play five games in Nl and Europe. Each game consists of three rounds where glass beads connect a chain of innovative ideas on a specific issue. The power of the game is that it speaks to the imiganiation and anyone can make it their own, depending on the democratic challenge that is faced.
Stimulating ownership, being mindful of abundance and facilitating innovative projects is our passion. Co-creation, dare to innovate, share dreams and stimulate creative and inspired action brings positive change to Europe.
You, me and us.
What an amazing amount of idea's!!! I invite you all to Leiden, Netherlands! Please feel welcome to reach out and connect and play the Glass Bead Game!