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Ce site ( constitue une archive des articles publiés avant 2008 qui n'ont pas été transférés.

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dph: dialogues, proposals, stories for global citizenship

In order to meet the challenges of the XXIst century, new forms of citizen’s participation are developing. What is at stake is also the ability to consider the complexity of global problems using innovative approaches and methods of exchange, enhancement, analysis and vulgarisation of information in order to reinforce citizens’ initiatives that contribute to building global democracy. In today’s world of Internet communication, the challenge of democracy is less that of gaining access to information than that of sorting through the vast quantities of available data to select that which is reliable and relevant, and how to structure it in an intelligent manner, which is the central question.

It is with this in mind that the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind and Ritimo have created an international data base of experiences dph, which is now up and running in four languages.

We are happy to indicate the on-line address :

In dph you can find:
- an enriched data base of over 7000 experience sheets, analysis, write-ups thematic files linked to partner resource sites
- a directory of some 400 authors and structures who have contributed to dph
- a section of tools and methods that describe the philosophy of exchange of experience and tools to structure and enhance information on a resource site
- a call for contributions that this year concerns two files:

* Governance of water: the urgent need to change attitudes and practice

* Achieving sustainability via industrial sectors: from production to consumers

The aim of dph is to create collective intelligence in order to build international citizenship, and we hope you will contribute by sending us your experience sheets or files

dph sheets are communicated using the means defined in our editorial Charter which is available on line and may be reproduced, on condition that the source and dph logo are used.

We hope that you will find this tool of use, and that it will inspire you to participate in the political project of organising a global democratic citizen’s scene, by exchanging experience, structuring information and jointly developing knowledge and citizen’s alliances and developing alternative proposals to build a XXIst century of solidarity and responsibility.

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