Cross Cultural Bridges
Cross Cultural Bridges
What we do
Our activists and specialists are eager to join and support you in your efforts for a biocentric world.
Direct Food Chains
We believe agro-ecology and direct food chains are key to heal our current economic system and unsustainable ways of food production. By working closely with nature and chain actors we can build a resilient and fair future together
Cross Cultural Learning
Cross Cultural Learning is our core activity. Since 2005, we stimulate a dialogue between different cultures for the well-being of our Earth and its inhabitants. Read about our previous and current cross cultural learning activities.
Good Living 'Buen vivir'
Buen vivir or good living is our umbrella. Since its foundation, Cross Cultural Bridges investigates, practices and promotes “buen vivir”. This biocentric concept that advocates for a redefinition of the relationship between the economy, the society and Nature
Cross Cultural Bridges envisions a world in which people in the North and the South act together in order to instigate high-quality lives by applying the philosophy of Buen Vivir (Good living), based on the following values:
– personal and collective happiness
– solidarity, complementarity and responsibility
– economic equity
– respectful living together, not only as a human-centered society but within a complete ecosystem (humans as an integral part of nature)
Cross Cultural Bridges mission is to support, co-design, facilitate and implement short and long term initiatives,
– able to create and/or enhance transitions which contribute to Buen Vivir (Good living)
– and consequently have an impact on the global South-North dialogue, in the sense of transforming it into an open and reciprocal learning environment.
1) Take into consideration a) the different perspectives of all stakeholders within the ecosystem and b) mutual dependency as a starting point for transformation processes
2) Enhance protagonism and empowerment of groups with important -often underexposed- potentialities, specifically artists, youth, migrants, indigenous people, small-scale producers and third age people.
3) The local end users act as co-designer: empower the capacity of the stakeholders in the areas of leadership, social innovation and problem solving.
4) Focus on small scale contributions with a pilot character that catalyze and contribute to ongoing and new transition processes.
5) Act multilevel, interconnecting mini, meso and macro spheres.
6) Transfer initiatives and wisdom from the global South to the global North.
7) All organizational activities and practices serve as a collective and interactive learning environment.