• ECOLISE is recruiting!

    ECOLISE is now at an exciting but challenging stage in its development. We are on an ongoing transformation journey to address challenges, build the team and develop our organizational structures and practices. Are you committed to demonstrating the critical role that bottom-up, community-led action can play in creating positive change?

  • ECOLISE joins #30yearsLEADER celebration

    ECOLISE recently joined the celebrations to mark 30 years of the EU LEADER programme. Former Council member and policy intern, Amelie Krug, represented the network at the event and spoke on the panel of ‘Future Leaders’. Amelie drew attention to ECOLISE’s new action programme, Communities for Future, which is an

  • ECOLISE EGA approves 2021 workplan, budget, new members & Co-President

    ECOLISE’s first electronic and extraordinary General Assembly concluded Monday 5th July with the announcement of the results of the voting. All the documents which were presented to ECOLISE members on Thursday 1st July were approved by electronic voting. They included the 2021 Workplan and Budget, changes to the ECOLISE statutes

  • ECOLISE Council issues statement regarding the Appeals Board review of the ‘Report on Allegations of Gross Misconduct’

    The ECOLISE Council issued the following statement to members on 31st May 2021. ECOLISE Council decision regarding the Appeals Board review of the “Report on Allegations of Gross Misconduct” Part 1 – Appeals Board Systemic Analysis The Council wishes to acknowledge the multilayered conflict among ECOLISE contributors, not limited to

  • ECOLISE & partners launch the 5th European Day of Sustainable Communities

    Transformation through local community climate action A diverse European network of grassroots movements and organisations today launched the 5th European Day of Sustainable Communities (EDSC). They made a special call to young people, who a recent survey shows are more concerned about climate change than the threat of infectious disease(1),

  • ECOLISE elects new Council, agrees participatory evaluation process

    Over 70 people from across the ECOLISE network gathered online in mid April 2021 for the organisation’s annual General Assembly. After an opening session which included a whistle stop tour of members’ activities, the meeting brought to light significant challenges and conflict within the organisation. The following documents were formally

  • What legal challenges do Ecovillages, the Permaculture and Transition Town movements face?

    ECOLISE is working with a Europe-wide survey to map the legal challenges and successes related to construction, ownership and administration of Ecovillages and Permaculture and Transition Town initiatives. Many such  community-led initiatives encounter administrative and bureaucratic hurdles in the course of their work. These obstacles impede their unique role in

  • ECOLISE is recruiting!

    ECOLISE is seeking candidates for three positions: Social Media Officer, Administrative Office and Project Manager. All positions are internet-based and independent of location, but with possibilities to work from the ECOLISE Office in Brussels. The positions are all part time, either 40% or 60% Full Time Equivalent. Applications are invited

  • Save the Date! ECOLISE annual General Assembly, 16th-18th April 2021 ONLINE

    The 2021 ECOLISE General Assembly (GA) will take place virtually from April 16th-18th 2021. ECOLISE’s annual General Assembly is the ideal gathering at which to meet other ECOLISE members and review the work of our network in the year gone by. We will explore how we best collaborate and accelerate

  • ECOLISE delivers workshop on participatory action research for energy Collective Action Initiatives

    ECOLISE’s André Vizinho recently facilitated a successful day-long training workshop for the other partners in COMETS, a participatory action research project, to use a method called Consortium Benchmarking to learn about Collective Action Initiatives for the energy transition. “The method is used to join a group of peer initiatives that