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Country: France
Name: Mrs. Violaine Hacker, PhD
Organization: Common Good Forum


  • Phd in Law and Public Policies, European Studies Department, Sorbonne, summa cum laude. Thesis on the political Identity and the European Integration (Institutionalist analysis of decision-making).
  • Master, Political Philosophy and Sociology, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lille, Cum laude. Thesis on the building of Political Identity.

Head of Common Good Forum (2011-2013): President, organization of seminars and project on the governance of the Commons and Cultural issues. Project Management, networking, coordination and bridge-builder.
Consultant in Project Management: Development/Philanthropy and Public Policy within: Fondation JDB-Ligue contre le Cancer; UFSBD-World Health Collaborative Centre, Afnor (CEN/ISO), SFDO.
Research for: Think tank Lépac, Institut de recherche et formation en géoéconomie (cf. Programme Le Dessous des Cartes sur Arte), CNRS (Institut Communication et Politique), Think Tank Confrontations Europe.
Lecturer: European Law and Public policy, international relations, within: Sorbonne (European Studies Department), Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris; I.E.S.E.G., Ecole supérieure de Commerce ; Université Charles, Prague ; Université du Temps Libre; Institut Communication et Politique).

Networks: Young Philantropist of Collège des Bernardins (; Territoires et Créativité : innovation et créativité au niveau local et national ; Design Me a Planet : réseau d’ONG pour la ‘co-création’ de programmes en matière de développement durable ; UACES : International network on European issues ;  ISA : International Studies Association; Cedimes: Développement International/Mouvements Economiques et Sociaux; Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative

The Common Good Forum was set up in 2011, 4 people, with main area of activities: events and coordination of networks (project management)

The Common Good Forum represents an initiative to bring together experts and practitioners in various fields to reconsider economics and other areas of human enterprise with an emphasis on the common good. This supposes to take into account cultural issues. It aims to empower people to engage in actively re-thinking economic, political and cultural issues for the benefit of the global and local common good. 

As a Bridge-Builder, the Common Good Forum promotes cross-cultural understanding and cooperation among local and global communities.

It brings together Thinkers and Practitioners for Innovative Commons-Based Solution:

1. to facilitate exchange of information and best practices and build synergy between local civil society organisations with decision-makers.
2. to raise the profile and the visibility of innovative policy and practices of local actors on the global scene.
For instance, the common good forum has organised monthly meetings, has recently created a newsletter/small magazine showing the position, activities or testimony of bridge-Builders, thinkers or practitioners, and contribute to working groups. See also a recent international conference organised in Paris : Imagine the Common Good (20 nationalities), with a particular emphasis on ‘Unity in diversity’ and the notion of Capabilities and Education to empower people integrated in communities (as Aristotle described the notion of Common Good).