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  • A Potato Revolt begins in Sweden in response to covid-19

    On 11th April 2020 a handful of local citizens in the north Swedish town of Söderhamn marched to the city hall demanding action on food production in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Their actions have sparked similar protests around Sweden, reminiscent of the Potato Revolt of 103 years ago. At the end of World War […]

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  • New report: the untapped climate action potential of EU regional development funds

    A new report highlights how little EU countries are using existing EU regional development funds to transition to climate neutrality. Published by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, of which ECOLISE is a member, the report shows how Member States must make climate action a much bigger priority of future EU funds spending. Funding climate and […]

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  • Call for Smart Rural 21 project extended to 11th May

    The Smart Rural project is a two and a half-year project supported by the European Commission (DG AGRI). Its overall aim is to promote and inspire villages to develop and implement smart village approaches and strategies across Europe, and to draw conclusions and support future policy interventions on smart villages. Seventeen villages will receive guidance […]

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  • ECOLISE General Assembly shows the strength of communities at a time of crisis

    Over 50 people from across Europe gathered online at the annual ECOLISE General Assembly recently, in a remarkable show of social connection at the height of an unprecedented global crisis. “The pandemic accentuates that what we have been doing for the last five years is gaining relevance all the time,” said Eamon O’Hara, executive director. […]

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  • An intern’s take on ECOLISE – flexible, caring, experimental

    Lilian Seidler recently brought her can-do attitude, good humour, intelligence and creativity to the ECOLISE team for an action-packed internship. Here she tells us how she found the experience: My Master’s degree in peace and conflict studies at the Phillips-University of Marburg required me to do a three month international internship in a foreign country. […]

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