Real Economy Lab survey form

Real Economy Lab (REL) is a new collaborative investigation systematically exploring, mapping, and articulating a practical, sustainable, equitable economy as it unfolds around the globe. The aim of the lab is to build a participatory platform and process leading to a unifying picture of the projects, ideas, movements and networks offering viable alternatives to the faltering status quo, and to present this as a compelling case for wider coordination and support by all stakeholders. We invite you to take part!

The prompt: An increasing array of practitioners and thinkers are working towards a new economic system. How can the groups and organisations carrying out these efforts be mapped? What are their connections? How might they better recognize and achieve common goals? The first step involves turning to prominent groups at work in the field and asking: what matters to your work, what are your ambitions, and how are you trying to accomplish your aims?

The following questions invite you to plot the work of your organisation or initiative against a series of lenses. The responses and indeed the lenses are not set in stone, but will provide a basis to start building towards a better understanding of how the different players in the broad field relate and interact. Comments and feedback are encouraged at the end of this survey form.

Resulting data will be used to create infographic and graph-based visualizations for distribution by the REL team under Creative Commons license. Names of individual respondents are not included in published materials, and the data will not be presented as an official position of the organisation in question. Responses may be adapted and integrated with parallel research for consistency during analysis. We welcome and encourage your thinking around the questions, definitions, and the surveying process more generally. The next phase of the project centers around the development of an interactive online platform and large scale open enquiry process for enhanced knowledge sharing and coalition building.

REL is a project initiated by Jules Peck, with support from Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer, New Economics Foundation, Transition Network, and Metamaps.cc - read more at http://realeconomylab.org/blog

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    What are your intended accomplishments?

    In this section, help us to understand what kind of impacts you see stemming from your work on larger socio-economic systems.
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    Environmental sustainability and regeneration
    Increased equality and economic opportunity
    Increased health and well-being
    Enhanced democratic participation
    Culture of cooperative relations
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    How are you making progress toward these goals?

    This section will help us to identify effective and innovative means and methods for projects working in this domain.
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