• Latest TRANSIT newsletter published

    (15 December 2016) – TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) has just published the December 2016 edition of its newsletter. Though autumn is an unavoidably busy time for many, the TRANSIT researchers have been in overdrive, pushing forward their work on transformative social innovation and inching ever-closer to…


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  • Become an Ecological Designer

    (12 December 2016) – Do you want to learn to create elegant solutions carefully adapted to the bio-cultural uniqueness of this place? If you do, then becoming an ecological designer is for you. The ecological dimension of Gaia Education’s online course will give you the skills to become…


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  • ECOLISE General Assembly 2017

    (08 December 2016) – Registration is now open for the ECOLISE General Assembly 2017. Registration is now open for the ECOLISE General Assembly 2017 (deadline 15 Jan. 2017), which will take place in Amalurra, Spain, from the 6-8 March 2017. While this event is primarily for ECOLISE members,…


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  • May East: ‘Race is on to reverse climate change’

    (07 December 2016) – On 2 December The Scotsman published an article by May East, the Chief Executive of Gaia Education, on the urgent need for climate action. Recently the Commonwealth Secretariat launched a new initiative: “Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change”. An initial two-day meeting brought together…


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  • Eamon O’Hara makes the headlines

    (07 December 2016) – Eamon O’Hara, the initiator of the ECOLISE network, made the front page of La Vie Quercynoise last week. “I started from the observation that there are many initiatives on this subject (community-led climate action), but without great visibility”, explains Eamon to the journalist of this…


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  • It’s Time to Celebrate Terra Madre Day!

    (24 November 2016) – Held every year on December 10, Terra Madre Day serves as an opportunity to intensify the public awareness on the severe loss of biodiversity that is threatening food security and contributing to climate change. The Terra Madre network is made up of farmers, fishers, producers…


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  • How to amplify agroecology

    (18 November 2016) – ILEIA – Centre for learning on sustainable agriculture, an independent organisation based in the Netherlands that supports agro-ecological approaches and family farming, has published a new report on how to amplify agroecology. In May 2016, the AgroEcology Fund (AEF) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty…


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  • ECOLISE enters the EU policy arena

    (16 November 2016) – On November 8 and 9, representatives of seven ECOLISE member organisations attended a policy training event in Brussels, which included visits to the main EU institutions and meetings with senior EU politicians and officials. The event highlighted important opportunities and pathways for ECOLISE to…


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  • ECOLISE at the first European Commons Assembly in Brussels

    (14 November 2016) – The first meeting of the European Commons Assembly will take place in Brussels from the 15th-17th of November 2016 and ECOLISE will be represented by Genny Carraro, Managing Director of GEN-Europe. This event provides an opportunity for commoners from around Europe to gather in…


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  • Articles/reports wanted for GEN COP22 web section

    (07 November 2016) – The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is looking for articles or reports to feed its COP22 web section. GEN is currently working on the GEN web section for COP22. It will include a new section called something like “Climate/Ecovillage Documents and Reports” which will include a…


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