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A small qualitative model that you may use (import it directly from KNOW-WHY.NET) to visualize and analyze the interconnections behind the challenge of refugees in Europe.

As it is a collaborative model you may directly work on it.

The following pictures from unknown artist(s) painted for the international degrowth conference in Leipzig 2015 say "a good live for everybody". Most amazingly is the fact that the artist(s) included a group of people reflecting on interrelations in order get new ideas/solutions. That is, what we support by this kind of modeling!

versus 'more growth' showing also a barb wire fence to protect us and our gadgets!


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Kai Neumann

Kai Neumann

Here is a great example of an initiative to offer a meaningful activity to refugees:
Kai Neumann

Kai Neumann

Now I have added attributes to the factors that show the current situation. The insight matrices show through the position of a factor how effective they are and through their size the current situation. I have added a screenshot the the presenter (Menu ... Presenter) that shows that the reasons for the flow of refugees to Germany remain high while the most effective measures are not taken, yet.
Kai Neumann

Kai Neumann

I added three factors to the model to distinguish between money and goods given to refugees that come to Germany. When we now look at the insight matrices there is indeed a difference when part of the money is tranfered back to the refugee's home working like a magnet for poor people.
Kai Neumann

Kai Neumann replies Pol Staut

just click on 'collaborative link' and then add those interesting factors. don't bother about the position of the factors - as the model grows we should switch to an automatic positioning anyway and navigate the model by putting different factors into the center of perspective (clicking on a factor and then on the button on its right)

Pol Staut

Question: what drives 'International arms trade'?
I should enter some variables 'Drain of natural resources', 'Ideological and religious extremism', 'Available qualitative education'.
Possible loops:
  • the more 'Drain of naturale resources', the more 'Dominance of specific countries and multinationals', the more 'international arms trade'
  • the more 'Ideological and religious extremism', the more 'international arms trade'
  • the more 'Available qualitative education, the less 'Ideological and religious extremism'


I was surprised that the economic aid to the countries of origin would not be more what we want. While the Show Why button shows that the costs compared to the benefits are levelled I think the model lacks another aim: not just humanitarian aid but also a LLAP for everybody in the world. Or do we really just care for our own economic benefits?