Student initiatives are influential drivers of change on campus, and all of our movements make a critical statement for the future we imagine. After every purposeful action, our voices get louder, and we increasingly move into the spotlight within and beyond our schools. But we cannot do all this work alone. And we are not alone.
PRME Global Students (PGS) is a student-run movement that aims to co-create a space for fruitful and creative collaboration, collective reflection, and joyful interactions between and beyond student organizations in the realm of sustainable development. PGS aims to empower and create value for student organizations worldwide by leveraging their interests while facilitating connections to each other and further players in a fast-paced changing society.
Therefore, while developing PRME Global Students as an initiative by and for students, it is pivotal for a collaborative development process to gather and listen to the individual voices behind student associations and co-design a platform that meaningfully serves their needs and aspirations. Let’s find ways to accelerate our ever-growing collective impact and support each other in writing history today and making our dreams come true tomorrow.
The whole idea behind this co-creative development process - compose of Research and Design phases - is to invite you into a skillfully and joyfully hosted process of shared reflection that will bring clarity, spark connections, inspire action, and surface new perspectives on what you are doing now and what we can do more in the future.
Research Phase - Collective Circles
PGS is now in the middle of its Research Phase, and our next steps are the Collective Circles.
The Collective Circles are a series of conversations that are open to every student connected to the PGS movement. Let’s get together for an exchange around questions that matter for us as student change agents!
Together, we will be able to identify the common needs and challenges faced by student organizations while local taking action toward sustainability as well as brainstorm how to create value for us through global collaboration among students in the PGS movement. These constructive conversations will then inform the subsequent PGS Design Phase when we will conceptualize, design, and plan the project that matters for us as student agents.
Spread the message to your colleagues and join our upcoming circles! We’re looking forward to hearing and learning from your perspectives!
The first round of Collective Circles happened in June and July, and engaged students from the Americas, Europe, and Africa.
In September and October, PGS will host the second round of Collective Circles for students in the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania. The circles will occur every Monday for six consecutive weeks.
Circle 1: September 6st - 3:30-5 pm (EAT) | 4:30-6 pm (GST) | 6:00-7:30 pm (IST) | 8:30-10 pm (CST)
Circle 2: September 13th - 3:30-5 pm (EAT) | 4:30-6 pm (GST) | 6:00-7:30 pm (IST) | 8:30-10 pm (CST)
Circle 3: September 20th - 3:30-5 pm (EAT) | 4:30-6 pm (GST) | 6:00-7:30 pm (IST) | 8:30-10 pm (CST)
Circle 4: September 27nd - 3:30-5 pm (EAT) | 4:30-6 pm (GST) | 6:00-7:30 pm (IST) | 8:30-10 pm (CST)
Circle 5: October 4th - 3:30-5 pm (EAT) | 4:30-6 pm (GST) | 6:00-7:30 pm (IST) | 8:30-10 pm (CST)
Circle 6: October 11th - 3:30-5 pm (EAT) | 4:30-6 pm (GST) | 6:00-7:30 pm (IST) | 8:30-10 pm (CST)
Design Phase - Prototyping Labs and Prototyping Tests
The third phase of our process will consist of Prototyping Labs and Prototyping Tests starting in October. During this phase, insights from student leaders will be gathered to help fine-tune our network.
PGS Regional Leaders
If you are willing to come together with other student initiatives worldwide, share your experience, and begin an exploration together about what could ease and amplify the work you are doing, please contact our PGS Regional Leaders to get more information about how to engage with the PRME Global Students movement.
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