On 16 March 2015 local and national stakeholders met to launch Transition World in Gilleleje, Denmark. The Mayor of Gribskov Municipality, Kim Valentin, welcomed the initative and talked about how to set a transformative new local agenda. What matters is what is actually happens in terms of change and development, he emphasized.
During the day a number of presenters gave their visions for the future broad cooperation to be facilitated by Transition World, focusing on cooperation between multiple stakeholders, taking into account both personal, local and global development. Among the issues highlighted was the need for large-scale sustainable transformation – and why it is important to bring together the right players at the right time.
Part of the day’s program focused on the launch of ELIAS, the Ervin Laszlo Institute of Advanced Study. This institute will be located in conjunction with Transition World’s coming facilities in Gilleleje.
The presenters were:
Bente Milton, Co-founder and CEO of Transition World
Edit Moltke-Leth, Co-founder and member of the board of Transition World
Liselotte Lyngsø, futurist and partner at Futurenavigator
Louise Scheele Elling, angel investor and board member of Twentyone Learning
Karen Blincoe, Chaiman of the board of Chora Connection
Steen Hildebrandt, Professor and member of Transition World’s Advisory Board
Tina Monberg, Patner at Mediation Center, Gilleleje
Ditlev Nissen, Chairman of the Danish Association of Eco-Villages (LØS)
Else Marie Bukdahl, adj. professor and member of the board of ELIAS and Transition World’s Advisory Board
Gunnar Sivertsen, professor and member of the board of ELIAS
Mette Ehlers Mikkelsen, CEO of Gribskov Erhvervscenter A/S
Hans Jørgen Albertsen, Chairman of the board for Gribskov Erhvervscenter A/S
Lars Lundbye, member of the board of Transition World