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SQM Framework Overview

The SQM analysis framework consists of three groups of aspects. The table below gives an overview. For more detailed definitions see the links on the left hand side. 


sustainable development

Transformation DYNAMICS

O1 Environment D1 Enhancing problem understanding
O2 Economy D2 Open collective learning
O3 Socio-Culture D3 Negotiation and co-decision
O4 Equity between individuals D4 Creation of a shared vision
O5 Equity between communities D5 Client orientation
O6 Equity between generations D6 Result orientation
O7 Diversity  
O8 Subsidiarity
O9 Networking and partnership
O10 Participation

SOCIAL POTENTIAL of the territory

P1 Perception of a variety of development approaches
P2 Creativity and innovation in an entrepreneurial culture which emphasises responsibility towards the community
P3 Capacity to cope with complexity and ambiguity and to anticipate change
P4 Openness to enrich the own culture and enhance multicultural cohesion
P5 Discovery and re-encoding of territorial specificities & local knowledge
P6 Ability of each to reach their optimum level of attainment and fulfilment
P7 Fractal distribution of competence using the counterflow principle
P8 Autonomy of strategic decision making within a facilitating infrastructure
P9 Primary reliance on own resources without compromising the ones of the others
P10 Shared value system taking into account environmental, socio-cultural and economic interdependencies
P11 Social cohesion
P12 Opportunities and room for equitable interaction
P13 Capacity of creating shared visions
P14 Integration of social & technical skills into the innovation process
P15 Access to information and to the arena of dialogue and debate
P16 Multiplicity of interactions, enhanced by local animators

Last update: 03.11.03