Right Livelihood College


Since 2012 the Youth Future Project ist official Partner of the Right Livelihood College.

RLC CollegeThe Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global capacity building initiative of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation. Since its inception in 2009, the RLC aims to make the knowledge of the Laureates accessible to all and, by linking young scholars, academics and civil society organisations with the Laureates, hopes to make their “winning ideas” succeed and multiply.

The College links with excellent like-minded institutions worldwide that can become campuses of the RLC. Currently, the college has four campuses at universities in Sweden, Ethiopia and Germany. The RLC’s global secretariat is based in Penang, Malaysia.

The RLC’s activities include lectures by Laureates, research grants for students and young scientists, international seminars and workshops, publications and days of action. The College’s Director is Right Livelihood Award Recipient Anwar Fazal.

Goals of the RLC

The main goals are to:

  • make the knowledge of Laureates accessible to all, the general public as well as individuals and selected groups with the potential to make the “winning ideas” of Laureates succeed and multiply, foster the injection of external know-how into Award Laureates’ projects that need it most to develop and flourish effectively and sustainably for experiential learning,
  • connect the global community of Award Laureates to help release synergies,multiply tested know-how and create the critical mass to help bring their common goals forward,
  • provide a ‘hub’ and an incubator for promoting and multiplying the most successful solutions to urgent global problems through the development of information, communications and education activities including web based learning materials, meetings, networking and an internship and research scholarship programme, and
  • actively link with the most excellent like-minded institutions that foster programmes that resonate with the goals of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation as well as with other top educational institutions.

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