Cova da Beira Converge

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Cova da Beira Converge
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Participatory Regional Development Plan
Structure collaborative project
Membership: individuals, groups, organizational, networks
Start Date: 2022-11-19
End Date:
Legal Structure: ONG
Localities: Fundão, Covilhã, Belmonte
Curator(s): Ricardo Carvalho, Filipa Costa

What is a Initiative profile

An Initiative profile is the first step for you, as a potentially transformative change-maker collective, to participate in the Regenerative Knowledge Commons.

The Main section contains:

  • a few required fields, such as brief description, email, associated localities, organization and membership types and page curator(s);
  • a summary of key relations and description of practice are provided here as well;
  • optionally there is also the ability to display multiple images, any relevant links (websites, social media, other affiliations), full social-entity name, start/end dates, a longer description, motivation for participating in RKC and legal structure (if any);

Other tabs contain:

  • and, Playlists & More section that provides a space to organize:
    • frequently used patterns and interventions
    • narratives about one's Initiative,
    • and essence entries for this Initiative from any RKC participant.
Initiative Profile for Cova da Beira Converge
Cova da Beira Converge (CBC) é um movimento de organizações e cidadãos que se unem para criarem um Plano Participativo de Desenvolvimento da Cova da Beira, com o objectivo de definirem acções concretas que aumentem a resiliência desta bio-região, fomentem a participação cidadã, impulsionem a economia local e aumentem o nível e a qualidade de vida da população.


Initiatives: -none-
Comm. of Practice:
Comm. of Place:


Status: We are Existing practice practitioners. More than half of work is in regenerative field.
Geographic Reach: Bioregion
Area(s) of Work: Bio-physical, Psycho-spiritual, Socio-cultural
Expression of Purpose: Activism/advocacy;Creative/artistic activity;Communications and information sharing;Dialogue and interpersonal communication;Events:;congresses, meetings, summits;online;Learning:;demonstration;immersive experiences;long-term study;practice-based;Organizational and group processes;Networking;Productive activity (harvest, grow, make, sell, serve, move);Project development and delivery;Provision of commoning/community services;Provision of skilled services;Research
Stakeholder Type(s): Advisors, Local community


Full Name: Cova da Beira Converge - Plano Participativo para o Desenvolvimento da Cova da Beira

Playlists & More


About Patterns Tab...

The Patterns tab allows for the compilation of an organizational playlist of frequently-used Patterns--practices, processes, frameworks, tools, capacities, livelihoods and any other elements of transformative action.

Pattern is a generative field, in that a new entry can prompt the creation of a new Pattern page, using a red link.

Pattern Type Description
Desenvolvimento Bio-Regional guiding
Participatory action research guiding
Sociocracy 3.0
Navigating RKC

About Processes Tab...

The Interventions tab allows for the compilation of a Initiative playlist of frequently-used Interventions--unique instances of potentially transformative actions.

Interventions derived from Patterns, stand a better chance to be transformative. The aim is for our Interventions to be well-conceived, context-specific and consciously applied.

Intervention is a generative field, in that a new entry can prompt the creation of a new Intervention page, using a red link.

Intervention Description
Environment&Natural Resources
Justice&Social Welfare


About Elements Tab...

The Narratives tab enables Initiatives to create relevant narrative elements about themselves, such as stories, descriptions, past experiences, and happenings.

Narrative elements created from Cova da Beira Converge:


About Essence Tab...

The Essence tab allows for anyone in RKC (including members of collective) to comment on what makes you unique along three different dimensions:
  • Aliveness: What energizes a collective that really makes it come alive, beyond the functional of everyday existence.
  • Offering: The unique value a collective offers in order to bring a higher-order of viability and vitality to, or evolve a particular system they are working to transform (this is context specific).
  • Potential: A tendency in a collective that it is continually striving to manifest into existence.

Over time, this feature can offer deeper insights to what each collective as a whole brings to this co-creative space.

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