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CEAL blog: Thelma & Louise

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It was 7pm, in an evening in late January, Zuriñe and I were driving a van through Biscay bringing resources to Merkatu, where our project was based. With me driving and Zuriñe guiding, we shared our excitement, joy and satisfaction in that we had found an oasis moment of our […]

CEAL blog: From student to social entrepreneur – by Peter Linde

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Three weeks into the course we found ourselves inside the classroom again. Small groups of students spread through the room working hard on developing their ideas for starting social enterprises: initiatives that are going to change the world, starting with Utrecht Overvecht. I dreamed of the students go outside since […]

CEAL blog: The story of how kitchen tiles can activate a community

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This is a story about how materials ready for the garbage can play a role in community transformation! We were preparing our first OASIS game, which would take place in the Muide, a neighbourhood in Ghent. The game involves listening appreciatively to the community, allowing them to dream and then […]

CEAL Blog: A change of approach at TU Berlin by Christoph Walther

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I would have never guessed that our university had such a facility: a big, majestic hall, tables arranged in U-shape, facing a big screen. A little trolley serves cookies and coffee. The commission starts their assembly. Topics of the day appear on the screen – our project is listed at […]

CEALBLOG – MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGE AT PORTUGALETE

CEAL organizer Alex Lopez and participant Gorka share about what the most important changes were during the CEAL-program.  

THREE GUYS SEWING

During the miracle phase, we are all scattered about, occupied with their own projects, running in and out. In this situation it is not always easy to spot newcomers. Three guys walk in who has attended the the workshop, but were not there during the first Oasis Game weekend. Without […]

STUDENTS TRANSFORM THEIR ’DREAM’ INTO A TESTED PROTOTYPE OF A COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE

‘Social enterprise as a challenge’ is a class offered by the Utrecht School of Governance, part of the University of Utrecht. The course draws students from multidisciplinary backgrounds who want to apply their knowledge and skills to the subject of social impact. Through the class, students get to test their […]

DREAMING IN DE MUIDE

“To dream means to provide the appropriate space and relationship for the expression of the best and deepest aspirations in us all.” (Elos philosophy) For the last two weekends of February we experienced the Oasis game in Belgium for the first time. A group of volunteers from Act4Change in collaboration […]

FROM THE PERSONAL TO THE COLLECTIVE

CEAL Blogpost of Izaskun – participant of the CEAL-program in Portugalete, Basque Country During the second day of the Oasis game, held in the old indoor market of Portugalete, Basque Country, we went outside looking for dreams and talents that could contribute to our project. In the Oasis Game this phase […]