Change stories: an international perspective
BLOG 19 Dec 2017 by Lauren Orso
This is an abstract. The whole article can be read here: https://www.thersa.org/blog/2017/12/change-stories-an-international-perspective
‘being part of the RSA’s Global Fellowship has allowed me to learn a great deal about the international community, and to gain valuable insight into some of their local problems’ Alexandra Krawiec
The RSA recognises that any change needs to take account of the different sources of power in any social setting and our Connectors help us to understand these contexts in different locations by informing our perspectives. For example, Petra Stefankova, the RSA Connector in Slovakia, has been introducing the RSA Student Design Awards to design schools in Bratislava and has relayed country specific learning back to us as we embark upon a project to globalise the SDAs. Connectors Alain Ruche in Belgium and Ulf Brandes in Germany were invaluable in relaying what Fellowship might mean for different groups in different localities and they highlighted the gaps for citizen engagement in their respective countries. Indeed Connectors also learn from one another; as Alexandra Krawiec recently put it, ‘being part of the RSA’s Global Fellowship has allowed me to learn a great deal about the international community, and to gain valuable insight into some of their local problems’.