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New initiative to foster intergenerational dialoguing “World Values Day: Intergenerational Knowledge Cafe”, October 12th and 19th, 2023

David Gurteen has been running the World Values Day Knowledge Cafe each year since WVD (World Values Day) began in 2016: David Gurteenand World Values Day.

This year we are planning something rather different – an intergenerational values-based conversation between “Elders” (aged over 60) and “Youngers” (young people between 16 and 18).

We are working with Hank Kune of Educore, co-founder of Time’s Arrow, Global Lab for Social Innovation and other societal innovation initiatives, and other partners in countries around the world.

We’d like help in recruiting around 10 to 12 schools in the UK/European/Indian/African time zones who might be interested in putting forward 4-6 pupils each.

If you have any suggestions please let us know at and we will follow them up with you or with the suggested contact as appropriate.

What are we aiming to achieve?

  • Enhancing the capacity of young people and elders to understand each other
  • Discovering what is important for both groups (young people and elders)
  • Exploring new ideas about how values are important for renewing society
  • Reducing Intergenerational Illiteracy

What do we really know about what other generations think? What do they think about? What’s important to them, when thinking about the future they want to live in?

Our two target groups – young people 16-18 years old and elders older than 60 – are groups in society that rarely talk to and listen to – and learn from – each other. We believe that they have lots to say to each other: sharing their questions about what’s important in life, and their ideas questions about what they value.

But how to support their conversations?

Many teenagers don’t know any seniors except their own family members. Most elders have little or no contact with teenagers except for their own grandchildren. And not only don’t they speak with each other, they are two groups in society whose voices very often don’t get heard in discussions about improving society. Teenagers don’t vote yet, and haven’t been to university – and far too often once elders retire, their opinions no longer ‘count’, and they are put into boxes called grandparenting (“you’ve done enough, spend time with your grandchildren, there’s no reason for you to continue contributing to society’s well-being”).

This initiative aims to put these two generations together. We want to help people learn to dialogue: across ages, across cultures, and across continents.

In September 2021, the United Nations Secretary-General released his Our Common Agenda report. It contains a clear focus on the future, including ‘solidarity between generations’, and a ‘deepening of solidarity with the world’s young people and future generations.

We ask again: what do different generations know about each other? How do they communicate with each other? How can we work for integrational solidarity unless they begin the talk with each other, across borders of every kind?

We’re prototyping this Intergenerational Knowledge Cafe on World Values Day, October 19th, 2023, with another similar Cafe a week before on October 12th. The potential participants will be from different parts of Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa, to help bridge this intergenerational divide.

Ideally, they will be the first in a series of intergenerational conversations of this kind, with different groups and in different time zones.

Attributes that will enable organizations to target the most suitable participants:

  • 16 – 18 years old
  • Mix of genders
  • English-speaking
  • Curiosity
  • Interested in crossing borders (of every kind)
  • [Perhaps] Thinking about big decisions in their lives (e.g. what to do after graduating)

Main topics to be discussed:

  • What’s important to you (and why)
  • What are the values that bring us together
  • What kind of world they’d like to see in 10 years

How – logistics

As part of the World Values Day campaign, the Cafe is planned for two dates: October 12th (one week ahead of World Values Day) and October 19th which is World Values Day itself.

The conversations will be held online, using Zoom as a platform at

  • 09:30 in the UK and Ireland, and parts of Africa
  • 10:30 in Continental Europe, and parts of Africa
  • 12:30 in the Middle East
  • 14:00 in India

On each of the two dates we want to target: 50-60 attendees: 30 Youngers, and 30 Elders from several countries. As the Cafe will be during school term time, ideally, we would ideally like five to six schools from a few different countries to participate in each session, with each school contributing five students with a mix of genders.

Knowledge Cafe format:

The Knowledge Cafe is a conversational process that brings people together to share experiences, learn from each other, build relationships, and make a better sense of a complex, rapidly changing world. It is a simple but flexible conversational event. At its purest, the Cafe allows people to have a conversation on topics of mutual interest, in order to better understand an issue. It is, at its best, a powerful sense-making experience.

What is different about the Knowledge Cafe, compared to similar methodologies, is that no attempt is made to make decisions or reach consensus as part of the Cafe. The real outcomes are what people take away in their heads and the relationships that are developed.

On both the 12th and 19th of October, the Intergenerational Cafe (IGC) will have the following structure:

  • Plenary Beginning
  • Three rounds of small group conversation, each with different people, about a related question
  • Plenary sharing of ideas and conclusions
  • Questions like the following will be posed to the small group participants (tentative)
  • What do I see in the world when you look around?
  • Why is it important to me?
  • What can we do about it?

This plan is tentative. We intend to involve young people in the detailed design of the Cafe. Please contact us for further information or with any suggestions at

NCP Summer Meeting + General Assembly and 24th ECKM, Lisbon, 7-8 September, 2023

The NCP General Assembly will take place on September 8th, 13:00 – 15:00 Lisbon time (14:00 – 16:00 CEST), and can be joined either onsite or online. Those willing to join the Zoom session will find the link in the 11th NCP Newsletter (distributed in early July).

The onsite program in Lisbon:

7.9.2023 – 8.9.2023 (ISCTE – Instituto Universitario de Lisboa) ECKM – 24th European Conference of Knowledge Management. Participation and publication discount for the NCP members – 25%. More information about the conference:

7.9.2023, 16:00 – 18:00 Lisbon time (ISCTE) Round table discussion “Futurizing IC for better society”. Keynote speakers: Leif Edvinsson (NCP), Stefan Gueldenberg (NCP), representatives of the city of Lisbon, and representatives of the ISCTE. Moderator: Florinda Matos.

7.9.2023, 19:30 Lisbon time (“Casa do Alentejo” Restaurant, Rua Portas de Santo Antao, 58, 1150-268 Lisbon) Gala Dinner: Dinner for ECKM participants and NCP GA members. The dinner fee is 55 euros per person for non-ECKM participants.

8.9.2023, 10:00 – 12:00 Lisbon time (ISCTE) NCP Board Meeting + Invited members

8.9.2023, 13:00 – 15:00 Lisbon time (ISCTE, Building 1, Auditorium ONE01 – aquete de Oliveira) NCP General Assembly (onsite and online)

8.9.2023, 17:00 – 18:00 Lisbon time (ISCTE) Closing event for NCP members only “Portuguese IC 5.0”.

For non-ECKM participants, the fee for lunch and coffee breaks is 20 euros per person for each day.

NCP members attending the NCP Summer Meeting are kindly asked to fill out the following form:

For more information on organizational issues please contact Florinda Matos at (+351) 965 062 599



Lisbon Airport is the nearest airport to ISCTE – IUL
Contact: (+351) 218413500

To get from Lisbon Airport to ISCTE – IUL, there are multiple types of transport available:

  • Taxi – costs between 10 euros and 15 euros.
  • Uber / Bolt – costs around 6 euros.
  • Subway – from station “Aeroporto” to “Saldanha” (Red Line – S. Sebastiano direction) and then from “Saldanha” to “Entrecampos” (Yellow Line – Rato direction).
    One-way subway ticket costs1,65 euros (it is valid for multiple lines).
    More information here:
  • Train – “Garedo Oriente” train station – You need to catch the subway from “Aeroporto” station to “Oriente” station (Red Line – S. Sebastiano direction) and then catch a train that stops at “Entrecampos” station (most urban trains stop there).
    A one-way train ticket costs 1,35 euros.
    More information here:
  • Bus – You need to catch a bus that stops near “Entrecampos”.
    Costs between 1,65 euros and 2 euros.
    More information here:

NCP Fall Meeting “Creating Sustainable Wealth in a Global Knowledge Economy”, Barcelona, 20-21 October, 2022

The NCP Fall Meeting took place on October 20-21, 2022, in Barcelona. The meeting was initiated by the club members Professor Jose Maria Viedma Marti, Julia Manzanas Mondejar, and Dr. Heloisa Oliveira. Many thanks to them for the excellent reception of the NCP community and the possibility to meet representatives of the Collegi d’Economistes de Catalunya, Associacio Catalana de Compatabilitat i Direccio ACCID, and Generalitat de Catalunya ACCIO.

The meeting discussed issues related to the creation of sustainable wealth in the global knowledge economy. Discussions focused on the role of institutions, changes in regional intellectual capital, the impact of emerging technologies, as well as trust, ethics, and negotiation.

Many thanks to the Collegi d’Economistes de Catalunya, Associacio Catalana de Compatabilitat i Direccio ACCID, and Generalitat de Catalunya ACCIO for their cooperation with the NCP and active contribution to knowledge capital development in the region.

Also, NCP members visited the Barcelonian Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) which is an international biomedical research institute of excellence in the region. The latest genetic engineering solutions that save humanity from the most complex diseases are developed here. More than 500 people implement their research including a lot of ERC grantees developing their ideas here in the center. Many spin-offs are born here thanks to doctors, engineers, mathematicians, microbiologists, genetic engineers, and entrepreneurs. Well-organized talent management, knowledge transfer, and intellectual capital development solutions contribute enormously to the progress of the region.

On behalf of the NCP community many thanks to the director of the CRG Luis Serrano Pubul and the head of the infrastructure Eduard Sabido for exchanging know-how with the NCP community visiting the region. And big thanks to Julia Manzanas Mondejar, Dr. Heloisa Oliveira, and Jose Maria Viedma for this wonderful opportunity.
















NCP Fall Meeting “Creating Sustainable Wealth in a Global Knowledge Economy”, Barcelona, 20-21 October, 2022



Day 1

Day 2

To connect remotely, please contact Mr. Julia Manzanas at

Venue: Collegi d’Economistes de Catalunya,

Gala Placidia Square 32,


Hotels near the venue:

NCP Board member – Waltraut Ritter

Waltraut Ritter is the founder of Knowledge Dialogues, and works on transdisciplinary, applied research projects on societal transformation which requires new forms of engagement and communication between different stakeholders, organizations, institutions, and individuals.

Ritter is an information scientist specializing in applied research on knowledge-based society at Knowledge Dialogues, which she founded in 1997. Research areas include urban and regional innovation systems, public sector innovation, data governance in digital/smart cities, and sustainable urban mobility. She regularly contributes on these topics to working groups of international and multilateral organizations within the UN system.

She is a member of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Organisation (EAMSA), the European Women’s Management Development Network (EWMD), the International Council on Knowledge Management (ICKM), and is a founding member of the New Club of Paris.

NCP Summer Meeting + General Assembly and 17th ICKM, Potsdam, 23-25 June, 2022

The NCP Summer Meeting and the General Assembly took place on the 23rd-25th of June in Potsdam along with the 17th ICKM conference held there. The NCP community had a great opportunity to meet face-to-face again after more than 3 years of the Pandemic period.

The remote initiatives and workshops held during the Pandemic were discussed in the meeting acknowledging that the NCP Working groups were successfully moving forward in their activities during that period.

The survey results regarding the NCP’s vision were discussed. The NCP Board was renewed. Three new members were invited to join the Club as full members.

The members were engaged in participating and presenting their research at the ICKM. Lots of live discussions and talks with the international community on the latest issues of the knowledge economy took place.

Two round table discussions with the Potsdam city administration and the Potsdam community on how to transform the City from a Science City to a City of Knowledge in order to foster its development were initiated by the NCP. An excellent city tour around Potsdam was organized.

And last, but not least, the NCP community had a lot of enjoyable moments together after three years of not meeting in person. The photos below capture just some of them.






Calls for papers on Digital Strategy and Digital Leadership

Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice on Rethinking Leadership in the Digital Age

(submission deadline: 1 October 2022):


Journal of Digital Economy on Digital Strategy, Artificial Intelligence and the Platform Economy

(submission deadline: 30 November 2022):

NCP Board member – Lina Uziene

Lina Uziene is an associate professor at the School of Economics and Business, the Kaunas University of Technology, where she implements research and consulting projects and delivers courses in Intellectual Capital Management, Strategic Management, Digital Organization Management, Business Valuation & Investor Relations Management, and others. Since 2005 she holds a Ph.D. degree in Management and Business Administration. Since 2009 she works as an associate professor at the University. She has been acting as a director of Management Study Programs at the university in the period of 2016-2019. She is one of the coordinators of the Open Innovation Research Cluster at the University, responsible for the research stream on open innovation measurement and metrics. Her research activities focus on national policy-making based on the effective management of intellectual resources and the development of innovation-oriented infrastructures. Societal innovation and digital transformation are the key issues of her recent scientific research.

Lina Uziene is a member of different scientific committees and bodies responsible for the development of methodologies and transfer of knowledge from educational systems to business practice, such as the Baltic Management Development Association, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, the International Association of Knowledge Management, KM4Dev, as well as the board member at the New Club of Paris.

She acts as a national and international expert on knowledge and intellectual capital management. Lina is an author of more than 40 academic publications, books, and chapters, a consultant, a research project manager, and a speaker to promote the knowledge economy and intellectual capital development via educational forums and platforms.

Professional expertise: Associate Professor in Intellectual Capital Management, Knowledge Management, Corporate Digital Transformation, Strategic Management, Business Valuation & Investor Relationship Management, etc., Director of Management Study Programs, Researcher, Project Manager, and Business Consultant.

Institution: Kaunas University of Technology.

NCP Summer Meeting + General Assembly and 17th ICKM, Potsdam, 23-25 June, 2022

The NCP General Assembly will take place on June 24th, 13h30 – 15h00 (CEST) and can be joined either onsite or online. Those willing to join the zoom session please find the link in the 6th NCP Newsletter (distributed on June 6th).

The onsite program in Potsdam:

23.6.2022 (Fachhochschule Potsdam – University of Applied Sciences, Kiepenheuerallee 5, D-14469 Potsdam, Building D)
Meeting and greeting at ICKM coffee breaks, lunch breaks, and dinner

24.6.2022 (Fachhochschule Potsdam – University of Applied Sciences, Kiepenheuerallee 5, D-14469 Potsdam, Building D, Room D/228)
10h15 – 11h45 NCP Workshop about the Future of NCP
13h30 – 15h00 NCP General Assembly
15h30 – 17h30 NCP Workshop about the Ongoing Projects including the Barcelona Fall meeting
18h00 NCP Dinner (location will be announced on-site)

25.6.2022 Wissenschaftsetage Potsdam, Am Kanal 47, D-14469 Potsdam
13h30 – 15h00 Special NCP Event: Potsdam: From Science City to City of Knowledge Transfer? A discussion on knowledge/science city development
15h15 – 17h15 Potsdam City Tour

In parallel, we kindly invite you to take part in the 17th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) on “Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Risks: From individual to a global scale”. The NCP members Susanne Durst, Ortwin Renn and Dave Snowden will present their research and insights at the conference. More information on joining the ICKM is available at: and in the 6th NCP Newsletter.

More information on accommodation and traveling is available here:

Positive Cartography’s Mapathon 21 on 23 – 25 September 2021

How can we map desired futures together?

Positive Cartography’s Mapathon 21 is launching in less than 4 weeks.

Dates: 23 – 24 – 25 September 2021 

 A three-day event that invites people and groups from different countries and backgrounds to organize Positive Cartography sessions around the question:

What does the world look like in 2025, beyond Covid-19?

This Mapathon invites you to think in a positive way about the world you would like to live in – in 2025, beyond Covid-19 – and about the steps needed to get there.

Let’s over-voice together the negative images of the future so prevalent in the media. So many people are disheartened by the negative prognosis of many recent attempts to anticipate the future. Dark and frightening predictions are a wake-up call, but they can also scare people into apathy. Positive images focus the imagination, and can move us to action. Positive maps help us navigate the future.

Get in touch for more information and join Mapathon 21.

Find all event information at: