The RLC has initiated alliances with the following institutions headed by RLA Laureates
Youth Future Project
The Youth Future Project (YFP) is the youth movement within our network and operates independently under the patronage of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation. The YFP has been a partner of the Right Livelihood College since December 2012. The idea for the YFP was born out of the ambition to bring young people together with Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and to inspire them to become active themselves.
Since 2010 the YFP has organised three huge conferences, bringing together youths from all over the world with Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award. The conferences, as well as several other small projects and workshops organized by the YFP were around topics that define our future – such as human well-being, climate change, biodiversity, renewable energies, intercultural cooperation and alternative politics.
Find out which change in the world participants of the conference in 2013, Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the YFP wish to happen in the world by watching this short movie.
If you are interested in joining the YFP, learning more abut their activity and current projects, have a look at their website and don’t hesitate to contact them.
The online Transcend Peace University headed by Professor Johan Galtung (RLA 1987), also known as the “Father of Peace Studies”, offers courses in numerous subjects related to peace- and conflict studies.
Bija Vidyapeeth, the ‘Earth University’, established by Dr. Vandana Shiva (RLA 1993), offers, in partnership with the Schumacher College in the UK, a unique opportunity to explore and practice the art and science of sustainability based on ecological principles at the peaceful and pollution-free setting of Navdanya’s organic farm in Doon Valley, India.
Gono Bishwabidyalay – The People’s University – founded by Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury (RLA 1992) in Bangladesh aims to serve as a link between the ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’ sectors of the society and economy, guided respectively by established science and by the people’s experience and knowledge.
The Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF) was set up by the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement MST and opened in 2005. Constructed in adobe by volunteers, it is a place for thinking, planning, organising and developing political training for workers and activists. More than 10,000 social movement activists have participated in programmes and activities carried out by the school.
The Weeramantry Center for Peace Education and Research, founded by Judge Christopher Weeramantry (RLA 2007), is based in Sri Lanka and focuses on carrying out practical, educational and research projects with an aim of achieving universal understanding towards building a culture of peace.
The School for Wellbeing located in Bangkok, Thailand, offers a creative learning space for a diversity of stakeholders inducing cross-cultural studies in happiness, well-being and quality of life. Sulak Sivaraksa (RLA 1995) is one of the facilitators at the School for Wellbeing.
The Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, founded by Ibrahim Abouleish (RLA 2003) and located in Egypt, is committed to find answers to today’s and future challenges – climate change, resource scarcity, population growth and extreme poverty – and has declared sustainable development to be its overall guiding principle.
Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education, a non-profit university in Kabul, Afghanistan was founded in 2010 by Sima Samar (RLA 2012). The Institute offers training in the fields of political science, political sociology, economic planning, as well as leadership and administration in education. Through tuition subsidies and scholarships, it aims to provide greater opportunities for women, poor and marginalised students.
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