• 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

  • 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

  • Meeting in German community focusses on upscaling ecovillage solutions

    Participants in the Ecovillage Transition in Action project recently gathered in Schloss Tempelhof community in Germany  to continue to develop a methodology for upscaling ecovillage solutions. Funded by ERASMUS+, the project looks at solutions and best practices applied in ecovillages and their cousin community-led initiatives to address complex social problems.

  • ECOLISE is hiring! Seeks Deputy Director & Policy Assistant

    ECOLISE is recruiting for the posts of Deputy Director and Policy Assistant ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, is now at an exciting stage in its development. It will soon be opening an office in Brussels and is currently recruiting for the posts of

  • Communities for Future Online Summit

    The Communities for Future Summit is a rich online experience hosted by ECOLISE member Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). It features 32 leading-edge thinkers and leaders from around the globe who are engaging in concrete action for a just and regenerative future. From former UN Human Rights Commissioner, Mary Robinson, to

  • ECOLISE brings experience of community and municipality collaboration to Asian project

    ECOLISE representatives Juan Del Río, Network and Outreach coordinator, and Cristianno Bottone from Municipalities in Transition (MiT), recently travelled to Jakarta, Indonesia, for the launch of a project focussed on Asian cities’ efforts to protect their citizens and cities from the impacts of climate change. The Climate Resilience and Inclusive Cities

  • City makers from across Europe gather at first UrbanA Arena, in Rotterdam

    Some 60 people from all corners of Europe and beyond gathered in Rotterdam recently for the first UrbanA Arena. It was a lively, energetic event, reflective of the passion, knowledge and creativity of those present, both in person and online. The core focus was ‘What makes cities just and sustainable?’

  • Citizen-led initiatives from three continents win 2019 Transformative Cities People’s Choice award

    Citizen-led initiatives from four cities in Africa, Europe and Latin America were this month declared winners of the 2019 Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award.  Their work on water, energy, housing and food systems was applauded at a public award ceremony in Amsterdam. The four initiatives were chosen from a selection

  • ECOLISE brings voice of community-led climate action to COP25

    ECOLISE members from Spain and Portugal, in addition to Network and Outreach Coordinator, Juan Del Río, brought the voice of community-led initiatives on climate change to the COP25 climate negotiations in Madrid. They participated actively at the Cumbre social por el Climate (the Counter COP), which ran alongside the official

  • Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons conference hopeful yet critical

    A hopeful yet notably system-critical atmosphere similar to that of Degrowth movement gatherings was tangible at the second international conference ‘Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons’, held 6th to 8th of November 2019 at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal. Donatella della Porta of Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy,