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  • ECOLISE members reiterate the need for government and EU support for community-led initiatives

    Hollenfells, Luxembourg (28 March 2018) – ECOLISE  member organisations have reiterated their call on policy makers from the local to the European level to recognise and support the vital role that grassroots organisations are playing in the transition to a healthy and sustainable zero-carbon society. The 43 leading networks and organisations supporting community-led initiatives for […]

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  • EESC pushes for European dialogue on citizen-led climate action

    (28 February 2018) – The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) continued its support for grassroots climate action by recently calling for a European dialogue to strengthen and increase the scope and scale of European-based climate initiatives led by citizens, innovative businesses and various civil society stakeholders, collectively referred to as non-state actors. “The proposed […]

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  • EU climate diplomacy statement recognises the role of local communities

    (5 March 2018) – In a policy statement on climate diplomacy the Council of the EU has for the first time acknowledged the role of local communities in dealing with climate change. The Council’s conclusions  issued on 26 February state that the EU “stresses the role to be played by local communities in tackling the […]

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  • Le nouvel appel à projet de mobilisation collective pour le développement rural en France est publié

    (23 January 2018) – Le second appel à projet (AAP) de mobilisation collective pour le développement rural a été officiellement publié. Initié par le Réseau rural national, cet appel à projet vise à soutenir des projets collectifs, nationaux ou interrégionaux en faveur de la ruralité et qui entrent dans les objectifs de la politique de développement […]

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  • Have your say on the EU’s long-term budget!

    (23 January 2018) – The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU’s long–term budget after 2020, inviting citizens to give their opinion on past and future programmes, many of which deal with environment, climate and energy. During 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes. This […]

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