Over ninety participants from twelve countries travelled to Stuttgart, Germany for the International General Assembly of the Economy for the Common Good (ECG). Delegates from Argentina, USA and Sweden took the long journey to be able to represent their countries. The ECG representative from Kenya could not be present because of the long delay of the visa.
The Internation Delegates Assembly is the movement's decision-making body, which meets once a year. Important and controversial issues are voted on by systemic consensus: New working groups were created, active participation as an online convention will be possible in the future and the topic of cooperation has also been intensively discussed.
The event took place at the Volkshochschule (vhs) (adult education center) in the city center of Stuttgart. The vhs and Café Rudolfs provided extraordinary support for the Economy for the Common Good.
On Friday evening, the City of Stuttgart invited the participants to town hall: A talented string trio framed the extremely interesting speeches, the current status of the ECG project of the state capital was explained and the movement showed their recognition to Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg, the key person for the pioneer position of the city of Stuttgart.
Many of the participants took advantage of the evenings to share personal experiences in and around Stuttgart. On Sunday afternoon, they travelled home inspired and motivated.