were able to notice and to tell cultural, economic and social
mini-upheavals, which day after day, transform the planet.
Every year, they list, analyze, interpret, question a multitude
of events and privileged actors all over the world, to draw
a vision of what the future reserves us.
We can name, as an example, John Naisbitt and Patricia Abudery
who identified great tendencies marking the 1990’s/
A Rise of globalize economy,
A Globalization of ways of life, compensated by an intensification
of cultural senses of identity.
A Decline of the state-providence in western countries.
Countries development of the Pond of the Pacific.
Ascent of women in the power
Era of the biology
Triumph over the individual
These observers show us as well,
the implications of these tendencies for those who, at any
level and in any field, must decide with full knowledge
of the facts.
We talk much about globalization and this concept is often
focused on economy. The world evolves; relationship between
inhabitants of the world can be made in real time.
These information and communication technologies for our
competences network are present not only to develop new
economic influx, but they can also be takings advantage
to strengthen social link, to facilitate evidences, to innovate,
to work differently and why not promoting civilian societies
ALIZES network wants to bring its contribution to strengthen
a process of participative democratization. Lasting development
is sharply related to its social component. This social
durability declines in access to the possessions and the
services, in skills, abilities increase of its members and
finally of intra and intergenerational equity.
you really want something, the whole universe conspires to
make your wish come true” (P. Coelho).
The decision to get involved in innovative
actions by grouping together competences in the European
territory and more widely on the planet is the first reflection
work of the member’s creators of the network “ALIZES”.
The second step: to gather field competences
which come round to ALIZES principles; that means bringing
innovation based on real life experiences.
The third step : to become a force of
propositions for the decision makers in economic, political
and social fields.
wind is favorable for only those who know where it goes.”
The name ALIZES was chosen in analogy
of the tropical winds which are reversed according to seasons.
These winds favored commercial and cultural exchanges between
countries, between continents.
ALIZES is “trade wind” in
English. To trade means as well to communicate, to exchange,
to share. . .
The creation of this structure
is not only innovative, but also it is in the sense of time.
Our rule should not be limited only to the present “here
and now” but this present has to serve for preparing
the future, to be able to press on our future.
the group is great” (B. Quertignez)
is a network of competences in participative development
which will have, especially, a vigil, a long term and innovative
suggestions behavior and will rely on a large network of
ALIZES is a network of field practitioner who want to progress
through a lasting human development by associating local
ALIZES is a network of friendly people having different
competences with whom collaboration, teamwork is possible
ALIZES is a network which wants to develop a vigil and
a long term tool from real life experiences, from the accompaniment
of local strategies, from innovative capacities of the field.
ALIZES adapts its support to field requirements. This network
Availability of resources people
Supports for files setting up
Networking of additional skills
Implementation of actions by accompanying the carriers
Participative follow-ups and evaluations . . .
As in a Spanish inn, everyone can bring its project, its
dreams, and these projects will appear through the strength
of the group and through services exchange. The aim is to
reinforce social link at any level in order to achieve participative
is an “ALIZES” or “ALIZABLE” project
|ALIZES is a network
which favors the action by endowing its members with tools,
skills, further abilities for participative projects of a
project is an action that favors participative human development
and integrates notions of economic, social, cultural, political
and ethical durability.
Every project has to answer a certain
number of a pre-request included in a wide questioning:
Does a project favor an action that
strengthens durably economic resources without emphasizing
disparities about wealth within the society?
Did not this action create dependency,
negative effects on actors-beneficiary?
Is this action participative at any
stage of its development?
Does this action strengthen social link,
does it have a positive impact on the social capital?
Does this action value the citizenship,
the voluntarism approach and not assistanal of the resolution
of the society problems?
Does this action strengthen beneficiary
capacities by raising fears to increase abilities and so,
be more autonomous and free to press on the future?
“The land is lent to us by our
children”, does the action guarantee positive impacts
in terms of economic, ecological, cultural, social, political
Does this action suggest a mixture of
styles, a mutli-field approach, and a coeducation at all
can be part of ALIZES network ?
land is lent to us by our children”
ALIZES is a network which gathers friendly people coming from
different but complementary backgrounds.
These persons have different rules: practitioner, searcher,
financial partners, decision-makers but they all share the
same passion of the action.
These persons live in Europe, but also in the whole planet,
and value this mixture of cultures with the intention of
reinforcing social link.
These persons bring their time, their skills, their network,
their project and collaborate to make the ALIZABLE project
|ALIZES was contacted
by a south-west association which wants to set up an Intermediary
Association. This organization needs an accompaniment based
on real life experiences or even on training on the subject.
More locally, ALIZES was contacted by a mission which regards
the transfer of agricultural jobs in our region, by considering
the progressive withdrawal of European financial aid (reform
ALIZES also has further missions. The setting up of Spanish
and Philippine NGOs of an observatory on vulnerability and
food security is now in progress in Mindanao region in the
south of Philippine.
ALIZES approached an existing structure (assistant designer
of insertion SENDRA) in order to get closer to realities;
and will lead to a participative study on mobility problems
encountered by job seekers as well as on childminder. Here,
the word “participative” takes its importance,
because we will set up actions with those who are concerned
To put a stress again on two other structures responsible
for reinsertion, we will lead a second participative work
on jobs transfer and particularly, on diversification and
professionalization of housework.
In short, ALIZES wants and has to get closer to realities
in view of transfers which can take place by giving a value
to participative solutions.
Edith Painter Malagasy
Painter & GALLIS Photographer
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