DRIFT is a leading research institute on and for sustainability transitions. We support people, cities, sectors and organisations to engage proactively with transitions.
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The DRIFT team is an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers and advisors. We are a socially committed, open minded, curious and – at times – provocative bunch.
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Creating and using knowledge for transition goes beyond simple theory building: we aim to develop knowledge that is critical of the status quo, contributes to fundamental change, and generates sustainable futures.
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Each year our international masterclass on societal transitions combines deep critical reflection with applied action learning in the vibrant quarters of Impact Hub Amsterdam. It invigorates participants to lead change in their professional and personal environment.
go to course and engage in public debate. debate Arena The DRIFT Arena encompasses all our activities that explicitly aim to spark dialogue, reflection and debate. Join us in one of our upcoming public events or lectures, read opinion pieces and challenge us on social media.
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Together we accelerate transitions towards more just, sustainable and resilient
DRIFT works on achieving more just, sustainable and resilient societies. We seek to envision and empower new futures within the ecological, social and economic boundaries that our societies face.
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