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Big Jump Challenge 2015 - European Youth Campaign for Water Protection


For  further information abotu the Big Jump Challenge 2015, please visit:


Related publications: 

Ziegler, Rafael und Jocelyn Harimon (2015). Big Jump Challenge 2015 – Small acts of concrete solidarity in times of European Crisis. Greifswald und Berlin. ISBN: 978-0-9933861-4-5. Online

Ziegler, Rafael (2014). Why Europe should take a bath. Agora 42 Blog -  Online

Ziegler, Rafael; Schulz, Sabrina; Richter, Lukas; Schreck, Martin (2014): Following Gandhi. Social Entrepreneurship as a Non-Violent Way of Communicating Sustainability Challenges. In: Sustainability, 6 (2), S.  

1018-1036. Download


Youth Network for River Action


The network aims at reinforcing the exchange of knowledge between European youth organizations working for water protection and to this end foster the development of a European Youth River Network in the light of the big multi-generational task of European water framework directive implementation. Our long-term goal is to nurture a network, based on bottom-up, creative local water actions, as well as joint European actions. The vision is based on the Youth Water Manifesto, which was developed during the Big Jump Challenge 2015.

In July 2016, the Berlin River Camp took place with participants from 18 countries. A documentation of the camp in the form of a "Travel Guide to a River" is available here (free download).

In 2017, the focus of the network is on "wild rivers". Further information, as well as online modules around the ecological, ethics and politics of 'wild rivers' are available on




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13.4.2018 Deadline CfP Social Innovation and Sustainability

9.2.2018 Air beneath their wings Documentary online

26.1.2018 CrESSI-Social Innovation Conference Oxford

24.1.2018 Zukunftsalon München Book presentation

19.1.-21-1 3. Berlin River Film Festival

15.12.2017 Webinar Agency, Autonomy & Social Innovation

7.12.2017 Buch Wer zur Quelle will, muss gegen den Strom schwimmen

14.10.2017 1. Ryck-Tag Greifswald

15.7.2017 Deadline application Wild River Camp

May 2017: Special Issue Social Innovation & the Capability Approach

March 2017: New Book Global Water Ethics - Towards a global ethics charter

20.-22.1.2017 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, 2nd Berlin edition

9.1.2017  New research: Tackling Marginalisation through Social Innovation? 1. European Social Innovation Policy Forum

24.10.2016 Travelguide to a river - now available from here

5.-7.9.2016 Keynote at ISIRC 2016 Glasgow

6.7.-12.7.2016 Sensing the City - Youth River Action Camp, Berlin

30.6.2016 VL Rafael Ziegler, Wer zur Quelle will, muß gegen den Strom schwimmen. SI & Mitgestaltung von Wandel

3.6.2016 Vortrag L'eau et les rêves (en 2016). Nacht der Ideen, Institut Francais

21.4.2016  Lecture Jana Gebauer,  Breaking the cycle of feeling stagnant - Die transformative Rolle von Unternehmen im Postwachstum

April 2016 Social Entrepreneurship in the Water Sector - now also as a paperback

1.4.2016 Deadline Abstracts for economic underpinings of social innovation @ ISIRC 2016

20-22.1.2016 Wild & Scenic River Film Festival, Moviemento Berlin

18.11. Economic underpinnings of social innovation session @ SI Vienna

Big Jump Challenge 15 - Small acts of concrete solidarity. Report online

16.10.15 Flussparlament in Berlin

6.10.15 Webinar Municipal Housing in Vienna

15.10.15 Call for Papers Special Issue Social Innovation

6.-8.9.15. Special Session @ ISIRC 2015 Yorck

20.7. Getting on track for the future - the case for climate neutrality

13.7. 15 European Rivers Parliament, Brussels

23.-25.7.15. WaterEthics @ ISEE 2015 Kiel

7.5. Moving water messages

5. 5.15:  Call for Papers Special Session Economic underpinnings of social innovation

24.-27.3.15.  WassErleben Berlin

Register your Jump for the Big Jump Challenge by 22.3.2015

19.2.15. GETIDOS @Flussgebietsmanagement 2.0 Hannover

30.1.15. GETIDOS @ThinkShop des Laboratorio Expo

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