ECOLISE launches open online knowledge and learning meeting series

(21 May 2018) – The ECOLISE Knowledge & Learning Working Group is launching an open monthly online meeting series in June. The aim of the series is to seed further collaborative developments that help advance the implementation of ECOLISE’s strategy.

Each meeting will focus on a specific topic and will bring together people, initiatives and projects that are already working on some aspect of the chosen topic.

Among various suggestions from interested parties, topics have been prioritised according to their potential to synergise currently separate efforts.

The first meeting, on 21 June, will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will allow participants to explore together how to better connect research, education, advocacy and outreach activities related to the SDGs that are distributed in our network.

The new ECOLISE wiki page on community-led initiatives and the SDGs will serve as a resource for the meeting.

Please find below the dates and topics as currently envisaged. Each upcoming meeting will be specifically announced again in the ECOLISE newsletter. Later dates are subject to changes as opportunities and needs arise. As the process of finding and prioritising new topics will be reiterated, we are always happy if people suggest topics they believe are of wider interest and relevance.

• 21 June 2018 2.30-4.00 pm CEST


Sustainable Development Goals 
exploring together how to better connect research, education, advocacy and outreach activities related to the SDGs that are distributed in our network

• 19 July 2018 2.30-4.00 pm CEST


Introductory online course exploring together how to introduce newcomers to the ECOLISE universe of activism, learning and research by means of a MOOC or other online course

• 17 August 2.30-4.00 pm CEST


Educational Portal 
exploring together how to best pool existing and co-create new educational offerings across initiatives and countries

• 20 September 2.30-4.00 pm CEST

Status Report
 exploring together how to use and co-produce content reflecting evidence about community-led initiatives

• 18 October 2.30-4.00 pm CEST

Sustainable Communities Programme
 exploring together how to prototype aspects of ECOLISE’s strategic initiative with existing resources

• 15 November 2.30-4.00 pm CET

Mapping and Matching exploring together how to best collect, display and share data concerning locations, activities, and expertise of the many people and initiatives in our network

• 13 December 2.30-4.00 pm CET

Systemic Intervention exploring together what it takes to build joint systemic intervention capacity based on system change approaches

For more information, questions and registration, please contact ECOLISE’s Knowledge & Learning Coordinator at markus.molz@ecolise.eu.