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  • European Ecovillage Conference attracts record numbers

    The annual European Ecovillage Conference, held this summer in Italy, attracted over 400 participants. The organiser, ECOLISE member Global Ecovillage Network Europe, has published a report of the gathering: European Ecovillage Conference Report 2019

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  • Win a trip to the European Rural Parliament by telling your story

    The European Rural Parliament (ERP) in cooperation with ECOLISE is offering a chance to win an expenses paid trip to its fourth gathering 6-9 November 2019 in Candas, Asturias, Spain. Is your community at the forefront of the transition to low-carbon ecological future? Have you taken steps to reduce your carbon or ecological footprint? Have […]

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  • Community-led social solidarity economy initiatives deliver SDGs

    Community-led initiatives are using social solidarity economy as a way of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new academic paper co-written by several ECOLISE members and partners. The paper includes case studies of permaculture enterprise in the UK, Tamera ecovillage, solidarity markets in Latin America, and Gaia Education’s work supporting Senegalese smallholders […]

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  • Atlas of Utopias features 33 community-led transformations from 24 countries

    The 2019 edition of the Atlas of Utopias is a unique collection of community-led transformations of water, energy, food and housing systems, featuring 33 stories from 24 countries. An initiative by Transformative Cities, the atlas is now live online. The cases show how public solutions based on principles of cooperation and solidarity rather than competition […]

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  • Insights from Heidelberg: ECOLISE’s Tom Henfrey reflects on international Climate conference

    In late May, I visited the beautiful city of Heidelberg, taking up an invitation to represent ECOLISE as a keynote listener at the ICCA 2019 conference on Collaboration for Climate Action. ICCA 2019 was a partnership of the three main levels of German government, federal, regional and local: the national Environment Ministry, the State of […]

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