A Dazzlingly Delicious Taste of the Future in Liége

The following day, in Louvain-le-Neuve, Olivier de Schutter gave a presentation in which he used the term ‘Partner State’, his vision of the state getting alongside bottom-up community action, allowing the ideas and inspiration to rise up from below, and seeing their role as being to remove obstacles and to help things to flourish.  My strong sense from everyone I spoke to in Liege was that that looks like the very model that is unfolding in Liege.