junior water prize netherlands

Heb jij een werkstuk over water gemaakt? Bijvoorbeeld voor je profielwerkstuk of meesterproef? Ben jij tussen de 15 – 20 jaar oud? En zit jij schooljaar 2023-2024 op de middelbare school? Doe dan mee met de Stockholm Junior Water Prize Netherlands!

De Stockholm Junior Water Prize Netherlands is een werkstukkenwedstrijd, waarin we op zoek gaan naar het beste idee op gebied van waterinnovatie. Twee deelnemers van de winnende groep mogen Nederland vertegenwoordigen tijdens de internationale finale in Zweden: de Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Hier beleef je een inspirerende week met jongeren van over de hele wereld. Daarnaast maak je kans op 15.000 dollar!

Inschrijven kan tot uiterlijk 20 maart. Inschrijven doe je door je verslag te sturen naar

De Nederlandse finale vindt plaats op 12 april 2024.

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Democracy is under pressure, and less and less able to stir the economy into a sustainable direction. Therefore, to stabilize democracy and to make possible the socio-ecological transformation of the economy, democratic principles need to be implemented directly in the economy. This is not only a matter of morality, but also has practical advantages. Democratizing the economy can increase legitimacy and take advantage of the “knowledge of the many” to accelerate the transformation. Democratic practices, especially deliberation, allow bringing together different forms of knowledge, which is crucial for the local implementation of principles of social and ecological sustainability. This talk explores what this idea means in more concrete terms, from democratic participation in the workplace to the democratization of time.

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