The ‘Buen Vivir’, a forum that wants to change the global indicators of wealth

For the first time in Europe, elected representatives, local authorities, scientists, associations and committed citizens meet in what they have called the International Forum for Good Living , with the aim of reflecting on wealth indicators and acting together in the face of the need to a change of model.

It will be in Grenoble (France) on June 6, 7 and 8 and an extensive program of conferences, round tables, screenings, artistic interventions, workshops and debates open to all has been organized.

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For more than 30 years, numerous experiences have been applied to smaller scales that promote other “compasses” , trying to put at the heart of public action alternative indicators to GDP or complementary to economic indicators.

These initiatives question economic growth as the dominant objective of political, economic and social interventions and seek to measure well-being, human and social development, quality of life, living together, etc. So many invisible elements in the statistics of economic growth, as the organizers of this forum say.

The Forum will be focused on the “and after? “, That is, in the conditions for these alternative indicators to pass from simple observation indicators to indicators that influence individual, collective and institutional decisions.

“For all citizens committed to building a fair and sustainable society, it is time to lay the foundations for concerted action,” they say.

The International Forum for Good Living has been organized collaboratively by local governments (City and Metropolis of Grenoble), the university community of Grenoble (COMUE and the University Grenoble-Alpes); and civil society (CCFD-Terre Solidaire and the collective FAIR / Forum for other indicators of wealth). And to build the program, economic and social actors , researchers, elected representatives or citizens committed to these reflections have been invited to participate. They also invite researchers from the scientific community interested to participate in the scientific colloquium that has been planned to enrich the research work on these issues.