EL4DEV positive social engineering.pdf

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EL4DEV program’s positive
social engineering
« Changing the world requires methodology, rigor and
determination - It requires a process »
Our societies are in reality social constructions (notion of
"social constructivism"). This means that social reality
and social phenomena are constructed, that is, created,
objectified or institutionalized and, subsequently,
transformed into traditions. Their existence depends only
on a tacit agreement between people. Any redefinition or
improvement of an existing social construction
(regardless of its anchoring in mentalities) is easily
achievable provided that adequate processes are designed,
tested on a small scale, implemented on a large scale and
continuously evaluated and maintained in their
performance. The goal to be achieved is the selfregulation of a complex global system.

Processes are the key to