Partnership for Education and Research about
First PERL Think Tank Meeting
Responsible Living: Critical and Creative Perspectives
24 – 25 January 2011 - Consumers International, Highbury Crescent 24, London
A dialogue between experts from civil society, business, researchers, educators and policy-makers
and the PERL Steering Group, Work Group leaders, and the PERL Think Tank Committee
The questions for discussion during the meeting are:
1. What does responsible living mean for the stakeholders you represent?
2. What common values do you feel lead to responsible behaviour?
3. How can the gap between understanding and action for responsible living be overcome?
4. What is the role of different actors (governments, business, educators, NGOs, religious
groups, families etc.) in removing obstacles and in stimulating responsible behaviour?
5. What are the challenges and ways forward for educational efforts to promote participation
and learning as part of social change for responsible living?
Monday, 24 January
9.00 – 10.00 Preparatory meeting between the guests, PERL Think Tank Committee and
the Think Tank facilitators (Introduction to PERL and goals of Think Tank)
10.00 – 11.15 Think Tank: First Session
Welcome & introductions
Guests will give a short presentation each (15 min)
11.15 – 12.00 Discussion amongst the experts on the Think Tank focus questions
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 15.00 Think Tank: Second Session
Interactive exchange between the guests and PERL partners about:
-definitions of responsible living
-common values leading to responsible living
-overcoming the gap between understanding and action for responsible living
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 18.00 Think Tank: Third Session
Interactive exchange between the guests and PERL partners continues about:
-the role of different actors in removing obstacles and in stimulating
-the challenges and ways forward for educational efforts to promote
participation and learning as part of social change for responsible living
Tuesday, 25 January
9.00 – 12.00 Think Tank: Fourth Session
Interactive exchange between the experts and PERL partners continues.
Participants will be divided into groups depending on the field of their
12.00 – 13.30 Conclusions and final remarks
14.00 Departure of participants
Facilitated by Wendi Momen
Contact person Consumers International: Jo Witt, Policy and research assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 20
7226 6663 extension 244.
PERL is a partnership of educators and researchers developing methods and materials to encourage people to contribute to
constructive change through the way they choose to live.