• ECOLISE is recruiting for the position of Policy Coordinator!

    (23 Nov 2017) – ECOLISE is now at an exciting stage in its development and is currently recruiting for the post of Policy Coordinator. The Policy Coordinator will join an existing team, comprising an ECOLISE Executive Director, Communications Coordinator, Knowledge and Learning Coordinator, and two Research Advisers. Together, this team is responsible for helping to […]

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  • Reflection on COP23: Recognition for the role of local communities gains momentum

    By Eamon O’Hara, Executive Director, ECOLISE. (23 Nov 2017) – COP23 has drawn to a close and while there are clearly concerns in relation to the overall pace of progress, there are also reasons for optimism, especially in relation to the role of Non State Actors, including local communities. As ever many thousands of bright, […]

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  • EU’s Community Led Local Development needs reform, says ECOLISE

    (8 Nov 2017) – The European Union’s main way of financially supporting bottom-up local development needs to be altered so to make it more accessible to grassroots initiatives, ECOLISE has told the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee. Community Led Local Development (CLLD) is the EU’s main financial instrument to support bottom-up […]

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  • Italian parliamentarian hosts conference on the legal rights of cohousing and ecovillage communities

    (9 Nov 2017) – ECOLISE representative Riccardo De Amici recently joined Italian MP Mirko Busto, RIVE Rete Italiana Villaggi Ecologici co-president Andrea Stagliano and others for a conference about proposed legislation on the rights of cohousing and ecovillage communities. A docufilm entiled Abitare Sostenibile – Corto made by Prof Isabelle Dumont and her students at […]

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  • ECOLISE joins call for citizens to co-create next EU Research Framework Programme

    (3 November 2017) – ECOLISE has joined with 17 other civil society organisations in calling for citizens’ and civil society’s involvement in co-creating the structure and mission of the EU’s next Research Framework Programme (FP9). In a briefing entitled ‘Engaging​ ​citizens​ ​&​ ​civil​ ​society​ ​in defining​ ​FP9’s​ ​missions​ ​and​ ​maximising societal​ ​impact’ the organisations argue […]

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  • Call for contributions to urban resilience trade-offs database

    (24 October 2017) – In response to the growing number of research papers addressing the issue of urban resilience trade-offs, the Urban Resilience Research Network is calling for contributions to a new database. A resilience trade-off refers to actions, policies or projects that enhance the capacity to adapt to a threat, or reduce the exposure […]

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  • Invitation: Transformative learning educators gather to plan online portal

    (19 October 2017) – In mid November the prospect of a European portal for transformative education will be discussed at a two-hour online colloquium hosted by IFIS, the Institute for Integral Studies. The idea for the portal emerged at the co-creative gathering ‘Education for Sustainable Communities’ that was held last month in the town of […]

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  • ECOLISE joins Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe & SDG Watch Europe

    (19 October 2017) – ECOLISE recently joined two important climate and sustainability networks based in Europe and internationally – Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sustainable Development Goal Watch Europe. CAN Europe members’ assembly approved ECOLISE membership on 13th October 2017. It is Europe’s largest NGO coalition working on climate and energy issues, with over […]

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  • Empower community action on climate change, communities tell Scottish government

    (20th October 2017) – The results of six community consultations by Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN, an ECOLISE member) at the invite of the Scottish Government have been published in a report entitled ‘We Need More Ambition!’. The responses from 124 people who participated in the workshops held across Scotland this autumn will feed […]

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  • Transformative Cities award process launched by international think-tank

    (19th October 2017) – Transnational Institute, the international think-tank on international politics and environmental and social justice, has recently launched a Transformative Cities initiative that builds on TNI’s long work of supporting movements against privatisation and the building of accountable, effective, socially and environmentally justice services. There has been a rise in cities bringing services […]

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