Bylaws and constitution of the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation
International Public Utility Foundation (PUF)
Namur, 26 May 2012 - 28 August 2015
1. Context of Millennia2015 for women's empowerment and equality
Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" is a foresight research process launched and implemented in 2007 by The Destree Institute, the Wallonia Policy Lab, independant European foresight research centre, NGO official partner of UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (consultative status) and in special consultative status with the ECOSOC, United Nations Economic and Social Council since August 2012. The Millennia2015 process, built with its international partners, is structured through three phases: "Information transfer", "Knowledge process" and "Intelligence platforms".
These phases are regulated by international conferences organized by The Destree Institute since 2008, in collaboration with the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation since 2012, amon which: in Liege Convention Centre in March 2008 for for the first International Conference Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" about the Information transfer, at the United Nations in New York with the International Organisation of la Francophonie in March 2010 for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW54), prensenting the concept of "Information society in solidarity", at the World Future Society with the Millennium Project Planning Committee in July 2011 in Vancouver, Canada, to present the foresight exercise and strengthen the international collaborations, at the Ecole des Mines in Paris in November 2011 about the Millennia2015 foresight exercise and a WeHealth session , with the patronage of the UNESCO at its Headquarters in Paris in December 2012 (including Foresight research methodology qualifying trainings) for the second International Conference Millennia2015, An action plan for women’s empowerment, at the University of Namur in April 2015 about the concrete action Millennia2025 Solidarity-Women producing a Memorandum and Resolution, and … at the United Nations in New York in 2023 for the global results of the Action Plan at the horizon 2025.
Millennia2025 acts in a view of digital solidarity with those who do not access communications tools and who nevertheless are drivers of changes. Millennia2025 gives a voice to those who need it the more and pass it on to decision-makers who have to take it in consideration. Multiculturalism induces an open debate and structured actions benefiting women and the humanity in the respect of diversities. Millennia2025 strength consists in the creativity of its human capital. Women are at the same time bearers of rights, builders of alternative futures, drivers of change and mediators. Essential within Millennia2015, complementarity between women and men is an evolution driving force for an equitable society strengthened by mutual respect and valorization of differences.
The interaction between the members of the Millennia2025 International Voluntary Researchers' Network, coming from different origins and cultures, with diverse educational and professional backgrounds, contribute to the stimulation of a collaborative intelligence consolidated by a rigorous foresight method. Mutualization of knowledge, experiences and good practices within Millennia2015 Think and Action Tank strenghtens confidence in the network, creativity and will to act among the partners concerned about equality and women’s empowerment. Millennia2025 goals are to federate energies, to generate ideas and solutions, to add value to the work realized in the studied areas, to produce strong results under the aegis of the UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
2. Objectives of the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation
In order to reach its goals and to organize the international conferences, Millennia2025 needs to gather fundings. Due to the economic crisis, some significant financial supports active since 2008 have not been renewed yet. Several other fundings sources have been called upon at all levels.
Based on the values detailed in the Millennia2025 Charter, the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, international public utility foundation, is dedicated to collect funding in order to implement the activities of the Millennia2015 foresight research process led by The Destree Institute for gender equality and women's empowerment. It is in charge of their implementation and of monitoring the action plans with the local partner organisations of Millennia2025.
To this end, the Millennia2025 Foundation will mainly raise funding to finance the action plans resulting from the foresight exercise; establish partnerships and collaborations with universities, NGOs and private sector, in order to empower women through digital solidarity; provide services, training, consulting, expertise, publications, conferences and seminars in the framework of the objectives of Millennia2025.
The short name of the Foundation is "Millennia2025" and the abbreviation for the new online tools is "M2025".
The URL of the multilingual website is www.millennia2015.org.
The URL of the Millennia2025 Foundation is www.millennia2025-foundation.org.
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v Header photo by Marie-Anne Delahaut : UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 30.06.2015.