• European Solidarity Corps launched

    (07 December 2016) – The European Commission is today launching the European Solidarity Corps, a scheme for young people between the ages of 18 and 30. With the new European Solidarity Corps, participants will have the opportunity to be placed with a project either for volunteering or for a…


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  • Going local: Empowering cities to lead EU decarbonisation

    (05 December 2016) – Cities have the opportunity to be the key drivers of decarbonisation, but this will require the implementation of a new bottom-up governance system. A paper, published by Bruegel, outlines a four-step mechanism in order to achieve decarbonisation at city level. Decarbonisation and digitalisation are reshaping…


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  • Land and Soil Management Award

    (28 November 2016) – The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) has launched the 2016-2017 edition of its Land and Soil Management Award. Sustainable land and soil management is central to improve our food systems, maintain a healthy environment and ensure European rural development. Indeed, soils, through their structure and the great…


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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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  • Sustainable development: a glance at where the European Union stands

    (22 November 2016) – Today Eurostat issues the publication “Sustainable Development in the European Union – A statistical glance from the viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”. It provides an overview of the current situation of the EU and its Member States in relation to the 17…


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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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  • Climate action facing stronger headwinds at COP22

    (15 November 2016) – Donald Trump’s election appears to have stalled the momentum of the Paris Agreement. Concern over the future of the deal is palpable among participants at the COP22 in Marrakesh. “After a difficult year, we have things to celebrate,” said EU Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete….


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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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  • Energy, transport and environment statistical book

    (10 November 2016) – Eurostat today publishes the 2016 edition of the Energy, Transport and Environment Indicators Statistical Book. The publication opens with a general data chapter which offers a first macroscopic overview of the main characteristics of the EU and its position with regard to the…


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