Ecocivilisation talks

If we want to understand where we are going as a global civilisation and get out of the societal crises rooted in the overexploitation of Earth’s resources and currently exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic, it is not enough to define the targets of sustainability and push towards them. Understanding the extent of C02 emissions reductions just as well as other civilisational targets, captured by the SDG’s concept, encourage us to reach out to ambitions like the level of literacy or equality and life expectancy we would like to achieve, apart from the environmental sustainability targets.

The SDG’s definitely pinpoint a holistic societal transformation. Therefore, a shared understanding of a more integral concept could get more people involved and motivated to active themselves to achieve a more sustainable and inclusive society. Imagining where we are headed can help us all to distinguish the right moves from the wrong ones on our pathway into the future. The Ecocivilisation, a concept initiated by Violeta Bulc that represents a desired destination of such transformative endavour, still needs to be fully imagined, described and understood.

First, we must all be able to engage in innovative solutions that contribute to transformations at multiple levels, namely systemic, business and cultural. It is important to be able to clearly understand our common goals and to imagine our common destination. This way we can increase the proactive engagement of citizens as voters and taxpayers, as professionals, experts, businesspeople or as family members, students or mentors of all sorts. A broad and active participation is needed in order for Ecocivilisation to thrive.

The exercise aims at a common understanding of the future, explaining the paths to go and metamorphoses we are going through on our voyage. In autumn 2020 we continue with three areas health; communities; and individuum. Together, with our interlocutors and expert panellists we will visualise and clarify several relevant dimensions of this phenomenon.

Violeta Bulc, former EU Commissioner for Transport, entrepreneur, manager, advisor, and lecturer co-creates the CBA Talks on Ecocivilisation as the author of a comprehensive interpretation of this concept. Violeta contributes an introduction and her reflections during the debates. She provides a wrap up speech of the autumn part of the Ecocivilisation cycle.

Upcoming Events


2 December 2020

“Towards the Ecocivilisation (Part VI) : Individuum – Part 2

In Partnership with 

Past Events


21 October & 4 November 2020

“Towards the Ecocivilisation  (Part V): Communities through the Ecocivilisation concept

In Partnership with 


21 May 2020

“Financing of circular business models through the pandemic”
CBA Webinar and workshop

In Partnership with 


16 & 23 September 2020

“Towards the Ecocivilisation  (Part IV):
Health through the Ecocivilisation concept

In Partnership with 


17 June 2020

“Imagining the Ecocivilisation (3) – A new balance of influence within our societies and among global spheres of interest

In Partnership with 


10 June 2020

“Imagining the Ecocivilisation (2) – Designing societies going circular

In Partnership with 


27 May 2020

“Imagining the Ecocivilisation (1) – Introduction to the concept and imagining the transformative processes

In Partnership with 

Nekateri dogodki so sofinancirani s strani Republike Slovenije in Evropske unije, Evropskega sklada za regionalni razvoj, nekateri s strani Ministrstva za delo, družino, socialne zadeve in enake možnosti in iz Evropske unije, Evropskega socialnega sklada. 

Some events are co-financed by the Republic Slovenia and the EU under European Regional Development Fund; some by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal opportunities and the EU from the European Social fund.


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