• How is the Covid-19 pandemic changing our relationship with food?

    A questionnaire on our changing behaviour and attitudes to food during the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched by research institutions and other organisations including ECOLISE. There is much anecdotal evidence that food is becoming more central to many people’s lives during the crisis. The purpose of this survey is to provide strong scientific evidence in […]

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  • ECOLISE is recruiting a Network & Outreach Assistant

    ECOLISE is now at an exciting stage in its development and is currently establishing the new post of Network and Outreach Assistant. The new post-holder will assist and support the Network and Outreach Coordinator with network development and outreach work. Are you inspired to play a leading role in a fast-developing organisation focused on supporting […]

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  • Do collective energy initiatives support ‘strong sustainability’?

    Researchers involved in a project on collective action on sustainable energy (COMETS), including ECOLISE’s Research Coordinator, Tom Henfrey, have released their first academic publication, a book chapter entitled Collective Action Initiatives in the Energy Transition. Supporters of a strong sustainability paradigm? It is available for download from ResearchGate. The chapter emphasises the need for ‘strong […]

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  • A Potato Revolt begins in Sweden in response to covid-19

    On 11th April 2020 a handful of local citizens in the north Swedish town of Söderhamn marched to the city hall demanding action on food production in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Their actions have sparked similar protests around Sweden, reminiscent of the Potato Revolt of 103 years ago. At the end of World War […]

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  • New report: the untapped climate action potential of EU regional development funds

    A new report highlights how little EU countries are using existing EU regional development funds to transition to climate neutrality. Published by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, of which ECOLISE is a member, the report shows how Member States must make climate action a much bigger priority of future EU funds spending. Funding climate and […]

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  • Call for Smart Rural 21 project extended to 11th May

    The Smart Rural project is a two and a half-year project supported by the European Commission (DG AGRI). Its overall aim is to promote and inspire villages to develop and implement smart village approaches and strategies across Europe, and to draw conclusions and support future policy interventions on smart villages. Seventeen villages will receive guidance […]

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  • ECOLISE General Assembly shows the strength of communities at a time of crisis

    Over 50 people from across Europe gathered online at the annual ECOLISE General Assembly recently, in a remarkable show of social connection at the height of an unprecedented global crisis. “The pandemic accentuates that what we have been doing for the last five years is gaining relevance all the time,” said Eamon O’Hara, executive director. […]

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  • An intern’s take on ECOLISE – flexible, caring, experimental

    Lilian Seidler recently brought her can-do attitude, good humour, intelligence and creativity to the ECOLISE team for an action-packed internship. Here she tells us how she found the experience: My Master’s degree in peace and conflict studies at the Phillips-University of Marburg required me to do a three month international internship in a foreign country. […]

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  • Call open! Join Barcelona UrbanA Arena ‘Justice Challenges in Urban Sustainability’, 4-5 June

    Are you passionate about justice and sustainability in cities? Are you happy to step outside your comfort zone? On 4-5 June the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is hosting the second UrbanA Arena.  Join the UrbanA community of practice for a challenging event. There are 15 places open, with […]

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  • ECOLISE joins Irish climate justice seminar

    ECOLISE communications coordinator Iva Pocock recently attended a seminar in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, entitled ‘Towards Climate Justice, exploring community work and human rights perspectives on climate justice’. Organised by Community Work Ireland (CWI), which works for social change that will contribute to the creation of a just, sustainable and equal society, the event drew community […]

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