November 30, 2016

Mesopartner Summer Academy 2017

The annual Summer Academy of Mesopartner has become an important international capacity-building event on Territorial Economic Development for economic development practitioners around the world. It is designed for experienced professionals involved in designing, implementing and facilitating economic development processes and building team capacity. The 2017 event will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 3 to 7 July. The Summer Academy 2017 will focus on the role of meso organisations in ... more

Past events

12th Mesopartner Summer Academy

The 2016 Mesopartner Summer Academy was held from 4-8 July in Berlin, Germany. Th theme of the Summer Academy was Territorial Economic Development, with a specific emphasis on green economic development and climate change implications in territories.

11th Mesopartner Summer Academy

The 11th Mesopartner Summer Academy was held from 6-10 July 2015 in Berlin, Germany. We had 30 participants from 10 countries around the world. The theme for the Academy was Territorial Economic Development.

10th Mesopartner Summer Academy

Our 10th International Mesopartner Summer Academy was held from the 7th to the 11th of July in Berlin. We had 24 participants from 13 different countries. Our theme was systemic economic development. At the core of the programme we worked with the Systemic Insight approach, which is rooted in systems thinking and is particularly sensitive to adjustment and learning for development practitioners working in complex environs.

9th Mesopartner Summer Academy

The 2013 Academy on Systemic Economic Change took place from 1-5 July 2013 in Berlin.

In the first week of July 2013 Mesopartner successfully hosted its 9th International Summer Academy in Berlin. 26 participants representing 18 countries completed an intensive 5 day programme. 

The theme of the 2013 Academy was systemic change in territories. The academy was organized around a systems thinking framework called Systemic Insight. Mesopartner has been developing the Systemic Insight framework over the last 2 years as an instrument to support development practitioners in better understanding and influencing the systems they are working in. Additional inputs on Systemic Monitoring and Evaluation as well as managing development in a complex context were also introduced.

Berlin proved to be an ideal setting for this event. Berlin itself is an excellent example of how a complex system has dealt with tremendous structural, political and economic change.