• 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

  • Communities for Future launches with strong endorsement from across Europe

    Over 150 people from European Commissioners to MEPs, EU officials and local community organisers from across Europe attended the online launch of Communities for Future, the new action programme to inspire, empower and enable local community-led responses to the climate and ecological emergency. Speaking at the launch Dubravka Šuica, Vice-president,

  • Recruitment: ECOLISE seeks a Brussels-based Administrator

    ECOLISE is recruiting for the post of Administrator ECOLISE has just opened an office in Brussels and is currently recruiting for the post of Administrator. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter, eager to learn and contribute to ECOLISE’s work. The Administrator will assist and support the Executive and

  • ‘Communities for Future’ launches across Europe with a series of online workshops

    A new action programme to inspire, empower and enable local community-led responses to the climate and ecological emergency is being launched via a series of events from 21st September, culminating in the ‘Brussels’ launch on Tues 29th September. Online workshops to launch Communities for Future are being hosted in Croatia,

  • Save the Date! Launch of Communities for Future

    Tuesday 29th September 2020, 9h30-12h CEST (8.30am-11am BST) Communities for Future is a new, integrated Europe-wide programme to inspire, empower and enable local community-led responses to the climate and ecological emergency. The launch of Communities for Future will explore the potential of communities to revive local economies as we emerge

  • Call for Communities for Future artwork! 

    ECOLISE, with its members and partners, is launching the new Communities for Future action programme on Tuesday 29th September 2020. Artists are asked to join in! How? By designing a poster showing how communities contribute to change. How are communities responding creatively to the climate and ecological emergency, and now