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1YTOne Year in Transition (see)www.oneyearintransition.orgProjet 1YT (une année en transition)Um ano em transiçãoOne Year in TransitionEt år i OmstillingEtt år i omställning (1YT)
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awarenessAs mainly used in Transition: level of knowledge, information and understanding about an issue.consciênciaconsapevolezzaopmærksomhed
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burnoutA result of long-term stress, a psychological state characterised by exhaustion, weariness, fatigue, and cynicism. In Transition, something we are actively trying to prevent before it happens.burnout (desgaste emocional)burnout (esaurimento)Burnout
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climate changeCurrent global warmingMudança Climáticacambiamento climaticoKlimaforandringerklimatförändring
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climate disruptionCurrent global warming; the expression is used in particular to highlight elements of chaos in its patternsDisruptura Climáticastravolgimento climaticoKlimaforstyrelse
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Community of practiceA group of people organising (live or online) to share information, experience and stories about a specific field or area of interestComunidade de práticacomunità di praticaPraktiserende gruppe
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Consent decision-makingA method of taking decisions based on hearing the voices of everyone who will be touched by the consequences of the decision, through faciltiated rounds of objections and consent.odlučivanje pristankomTomada de decisão sociocráticaPresa di decisioni per consensoBeslutningstagelse via samtykke
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Core groupA group of people at the centre of a Transition initiative once it is up and running (following the work of an Initiating group)Grupo coração | grupo centralcerchio generaleKernegruppekärngrupp
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Cultural EmergenceA body of work on regenerating cultural and societal patterns, drawing from the 8 Shields institute, the Social Permaculture network and Inner Transition. Also the title of a dedicated workshop.https://transitionnetwork.org/do-transition/training/trainings/cultural-emergence/Emergência cultural Cultural EmergenceOpstående kultur
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Do-ocracya pun or play of words used to refer to an organisational system in which people choose tasks for themselves and execute them with very little or no structureFazerocraciafarecrazia
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doughnut effectreferring to a group in which core members take on tasks and projects leaving the "center" empty, so everyone is busy but nobody is taking central decisions, setting a vision etc.Organização de centro vazioeffetto ciambella
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EDAPEnergy Descent Action Plan (see)Plano descendente de energiaPiano di Decrescita Energetica
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elders people with experience (not necessarily directly connected to age) who are in a position of advising, mentoring, and sharing wisdomAnciãoÆldre
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elders circlea group formed by elders to share wisdom and give advice and/or mentoringCírculo de ançiõesÆldre cirkel
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Energy descentA purposeful pathway to decreasing energy use in a local area/communityEnergia decrescentedecrescita energeticaEnergi nedtrapning
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Energy Descent Action PlanA document detailing the vision and steps for a community's energy descent. In the early years of Transition this was the aim of local initiatives.Plano descendente de energiaPiano di Decrescita EnergeticaEnergi nedtrapningsplan
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Essential GuideShorthand for "The Essential Guide to Doing Transition", an online booklet outlining the Transition processhttps://transitionnetwork.org/resources/essential-guide-transition/Le Guide Essentiel de la TransitionGuia essencialGuida pratica alla Transizionela Guía Esencial para Hacer la TransícionEssentiel guideОсновные положения по переходу к веселой и устойчивой жизни (Транзишн)
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Facilitation The design and guiding of a group process in a meeting, workshop or activityFacilitaçãofacilitazioneFacilitering
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Facilitator A person who is supporting a group process by making it smoother, designing activities, reflecting back communication and so onFacilitadorfacilitatore / facilitatriceFacilitator
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formingThe first stage of the classic model of group dynamics designed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965, referring to when a new group formsIniciadorformarsiSkabe
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founders' syndromereferring to what happens when one or more people who initiated a group are in a position of power which makes it difficult for the group, and for the founder(s), to move on and continue to evolve and changesindrome do fundadorsindrome del fondatoreStiftersyndrom
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ground(in context) used to refer to slowing down and re-connecting to one's self or motivation (e.g. "let's take a moment to ground before the meeting starts")AterrarcentrareJord/bund/grund
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grounding(in context) used to refer to slowing down and re-connecting to one's self or motivation (e.g. "the inner transition course was very grounding for me")AterrandocentraturaJordfast, bundfæstet/grundfæstet
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HealthcheckA tool designed by Transition Network for groups to self-monitor and start conversations on how the group is doinghttps://transitionnetwork.org/do-transition/healthcheck/Verificando a saúde do grupoverifica dello stato di saluteSundheds checkHälsokontroll
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HubA level of organisation in between the overall movement and local initiatives, to catalyse and support Transition in a certain territory https://transitionnetwork.org/about-the-movement/international-hubs-circle/HubHubKnudepunkt
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hubstera person involved in a Transition hub, professionally or as volunteerhubsterhubsterHubster
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Incredible Edible Can refer to a number of projects around the UK and the world inspired by Incredible Edible TodmordenIncredible EdibleIncredible EdibleIncredible Edible
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Incredible Edible TodmordenAn organisation based in the town of Todmorden (UK) dedicated to growing food to share around the town. https://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/Incredible Edible TodmordenIncredible Edible Todmorden
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initiating groupA group organising around the mission of starting a Transition process in its local area/community Grupo Iniciadorgruppo guida, catalizzatore, o di avviamentoInitiativgruppe
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Inner TransitionA body of work in Transition exploring the "how" we work in the world (processes, culture, attitudes) http://transitionnetwork.org/about-the-movement/what-is-transition/inner/Transição Internatransizione interioreIndre Omstillinginre omställning
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Karabirrdt The outcome of a Dragon Dreaming design process, a gamified map of steps the group has planned to achieve its vision and dreams. From an Australian Aboriginal language, meaning "spiderweb". Karabirrdt Karabirrdt
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keeper (in meetings)In meetings, someone who is holding a role in the group's process. E.g. the "time keeper", the "keeper of the heart", etc.Guardião ( do tempo, do coração, da Energia)custode (del tempo, del cuore, della storia)Holder
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LaunchFormerly called Transition Training, now the "Launch" Training. A two-day workshop, also delivered in an online version, on how to set up and run a Transition group.https://transitionnetwork.org/do-transition/training/trainings/transition-launch-training/Introdução à Transição (PT-PT)Transition TrainingLanciering
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learning organisationa term used in Transition to focus attention on the movement's aspiration to be an environment in which people and groups learn from each other, harvest feedback, share stories and information in order to foster learning together.organização de aprendizagemorganizzazione che apprendeLærende organisation
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LEFLocal Entrepreneur Forum (see)Fórum local de empreendedoresLEF
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livelihoodA person's way of securing access to the basic necessities of lifesustento / subsistênciaredditoLevebrød
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Local Entrepreneur ForumA format in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their projects to the local community and ask for support.https://reconomycentre.org/home/lef/Fórum local de empreendedoresLocal Entrepreneur Forum [Forum dell'Imprenditoria Locale]Lokalt entreprneur forum
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Memorandum Of UnderstandingA document signed between Transition Network and a HubMemorando de EntendimentoMemorandum Of UnderstandingSamtykkeerklæring
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MillingA practice from the Work that Reconnects in which participants move around the room, then meet and interact two-by-two, under the guidance of a facilitator.(nunca vi ser traduzido)Milling. Occasionalmente, e in maniera scherzosa, "macinino". Fræsning
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MoU Memorandum of UnderstandingMoUMoUMoU
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mourning A stage added to the classic model of group dynamics designed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965, referring to when a group disbands or ends its functionFechamento de grupoconcludereSørge
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Municipalities in TransitionAn international action research project on collaborations among civic society and public administrations http://municipalitiesintransition.org/Municipalidades em TransiçãoMunicipalities in TransitionKommuner i Omstilling
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Municipalities Projectsee "Municipalities in Transition"http://municipalitiesintransition.org/Projetos da municipalidadesProgetto "Municipalities"Kommune Projekt
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national Huba Hub operating in the territory of a Nation State (e.g. Transition Italia)Hub NacionalHub nazionaleNational Kernegruppe
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normingA stage of the classic model of group dynamics designed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965, referring to when a group gives itself rules and guidelinesAcordosstrutturarsiNormering
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One Year in TransitionA one-year-long programme on vocation and livelihoods for youth.http://www.oneyearintransition.org/Um ano em transiçãoOne Year in TransitionEt r i omstillingett år i omställning
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Peak oilThe point at which the maximum extraction rate of petroleum (in a single field, in a Country, on the planet) is reached and production begins to decline. Something Transitioners used to freak out about a lot more than they currently do, as focus has widened to include "peak everything" (resource depletion, climate disruption and economic injustice)Pico do Petróleopicco del petrolioPeak Oiloljetoppen / oljeproduktionstoppen / peak oil
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performingA stage of the classic model of group dynamics designed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965, referring to when a group moves into action.agireUdfører/præstere
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PermacultureA design method centered around learning from natural patterns and systems. PermaculturapermaculturaPermakulturpermakultur
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PinakarriA guided meditation or moment of silence used during Dragon Dreaming processes to ground and align the groupPinakarriPinakarri
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processA set of activities; often this term is used to focus on the "how" activities get done rather than on the content.Processoprocessoproces/behandle
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REconomyA project, community of practice, and network supporting the creation of entreprises, jobs and livelihoods in Transitionhttp://reconomy.org/REconomiaRi-economyREconomy
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regional HubA Transition Hub operating in a defined region or territory (e.g. Paris Hub)Hub regionalHub regionaleRegional Kernegruppe
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resilienceThe ability of a system to withstand change in the context/environment and still function.resliênciaresilienzaModstandsdygtigresiliens
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Social permacultureThe application of Permaculture design principles to human relationships, communities, and social systemsPermacultura Socialpermacultura socialeSocial Permakultursocial permakultur
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Sociocracy An organisational and governance system developed in the Netherlands by Gerard Endenburg, based on consent and decision-making after discussionsociokracijaSociocraciasociocraziaSociokratisociokrati
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Steering groupA group orienting a Transition process in a local community once it is up and running (following the work of an Initiating Group). More often called a Core Group.Grupo gestorcerchio generaleStyregruppe
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stormingA stage of the classic model of group dynamics designed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965, referring to when a group encounters conflict in the process of defining its identityscontrarsi
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Sumak kawsayA Quechua word for "living well" used in Latin America to refer to a concept of development based on well-being https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumak_Kawsay
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Talk TrainingA workshop to support people who wish to give presentations and talks on Transitionhttps://transitionnetwork.org/do-transition/training/trainings/talk-training/Talk TrainingTale træning
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The Essential Guide to Doing TransitionAn online (pdf) guide containing information and tips on how to start a Transition initiative and make it a successhttps://transitionnetwork.org/resources/essential-guide-transition/Le Guide Essentiel de la TransitionO guia essencial para fazer a transiçãoGuida pratica alla Transizionela Guía Esencial para Hacer la TransícionDen essentielle guide til omstillingОсновные положения по переходу к веселой и устойчивой жизни (Транзишн)
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ThriveA two-day workshop on how to help groups thrive or recover from crisis. Also referred to as "Transition Thrive".https://transitionnetwork.org/do-transition/training/trainings/thrive-training/Transition TrainingTrives/blomstre
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TNTransition NetworkTransition Network (TN)Transition Network (TN)Transition Network (TN)Transition Network
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transitionA passage, a change of state, what happens between point A and point B, a period of transformation. If used to refer, for example, to a moment in history, should not be capitalised (e.g. "We are undergoing a huge shift, a transition in values")tranzicijaTransiçãotransizioneOmstilling
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Transition (capitalised!)Any reference to the Transition movement itself should be capitalised (e.g. "In Transition, we work to support groups in being more effective").tranzicijaTransizioneOmstilling
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Transition groupThe initiating or core group promoting Transition and setting up projects in a specific community.Grupo de Transiçãogruppo di TransizioneOmstillings gruppeomställningsgrupp
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Transition initiativeAn organisation, formal or informal, promoting Transition and setting up projects in a specific community (e.g. Transition Town Totnes). Transition group is currently the preferred expression, being more accessible.Iniciativa de transiçãoiniziativa di TransizioneOmstillingsinitiativomställningsinitiativ
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Transition movementUsed to refer to the entirety of groups and people connected to Transition, including Transition Network, hubs, initiatives etc.tranzicijski pokretMovimento da Transiçãomovimento di TransizioneOmstillingsbevægelsenomställningsrörelsen
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Transition NetworkA UK-based charity set up to support the spread of Transitionhttps://transitionnetwork.org/about-the-movement/the-charity/Transition NetworkTransition NetworkOmstillingsnetværketTransition Network
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Transition projectA single project created in the context of Transition (e.g. the Totnes Pound)Projeto de transiçãoprogetto di TransizioneOmstillingsprojektomställningsprojekt
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Transition talk A presentation introducing TransitionRoda de Conversa sobre a transiçãoTransition TalkOmstillings samtale
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Transition ThriveA two-day workshop on how to help groups thrive or recover from crisis.Properando a sua transiçãoTransition ThriveBlomstrende omstilling
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Transition TrainingIn many Countries the "Launch" training is delivered but the "Thrive" training is not, so "Transition Training" is used to refer to the "Launch" Training (see). Treinamento para transiçãoTransition TrainingOmstillingstræningomställningskurs
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TransitionersPeople involved in the Transition movementPovo da transiçãotransizionisti/transizionisteOmstillereomställare
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TransitioneseA project to support translations and linguistic diversity in Transition NetworkTransicionêsTransizioneseOmstillere
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TransitioningA person or group in the process of changeem transiçãoessere in transizioneOmstilling
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TTTCan refer to Transition Town Totnes, but also to Transition Town TootingTTTTTT
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UnleashingA celebration marking the official kick-off of a Transition group or projectLançamentoLancioSlipper løs
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WIAHThe "What is A Hub" document, which is exactly what it sounds likeWIAH
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Work that ReconnectsA framework, community and body of work originally ideated by Joanna Macy workthatreconnects.orgo Trabalho que reconectaLavoro che riconnetteArbejde der (gen)forbinder
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