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  • 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 of 12 finalists in an […]

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  • 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 proceedings. “This was self managed […]

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  • 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, started off the conference with […]

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  • ECOLISE participates in 2019 European Rural Parliament, Asturias, Spain

    ECOLISE co-presidents, Davie Philip of Cultivate, Ireland, and Francesca Whitlock of GEN Europe, recently represented the network at the European Rural Parliament, in Asturias, Spain. Francesca gave one of the main stage inspirational speaker addresses, entitled ‘Rural renaissance: the transformative potential of #communityled responses to #ClimateEmergency‘. She told the story of how the regional government of […]

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  • New transformative adult education project kicks off

    A project dedicated to blended adult learning for the socio-ecological transition kicks off in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Ireland, this month. Blended learning combines the best aspects of digital learning opportunities and place-based experiential learning. This project will help adult educators to improve their ability to deliver blended transformative learning for civic engagement. It will increase the […]

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