Join us in designing the policies for the communities of tomorrow.

Community-led initiatives as catalysts for societal transformation

Community-led initiatives across Europe and elsewhere are actively envisioning, creating and living within alternatives that strive for sustainability, equality and social justice. They represent promising working models of how a sustainable and fair society under current global circumstances might look. Yet these initiatives face multiple challenges, limited by material, cultural, institutional and structural constraints. To support the mainstreaming of innovative community-led approaches, ECOLISE, the European Network of Community-led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability, has initiated Communities for Future – a platform and action programme responding to public demands for more ambitious climate and environmental action.

Towards a shared vision of sustainable regional development

It’s time to bring a stronger voice of community-led initiatives into EU policy. Together with partners, we aim to call for transformational local and regional development policies that enable a society-wide, community-led response to the ecological crisis. How can Europe’s rural stakeholders be enabled to drive such a transformation? What barriers need to be overcome and what opportunities can be harnessed across different governance levels. We’d like to explore these questions further with the European Parliament and invite you to become partners in formulating a joint policy position that promotes collaborative action in Europe towards the well-being of current and future generations.

Join us at ERP2022:

  • Communities & the European Green Deal: Help us design the transformational local development policies of tomorrow. 14 September 2022, 13:45 – 15:15 CEST [in person].
  • Community Climate Actions: introducing the Community Climate Coaches project. 14 September, 15:30 – 17:00 CEST [in person]
  • CONVERSATION CAFÉ. “The European Green Deal: What’s in it for communities and locally led environmental action? Hosted by Forum Synergies and ECOLISE. 14 September 2022, 17:30 – 19:00 CEST [in person].

Join our Policy Consultation Process Kick-Off:

Let’s build a united voice for Community-led Initiatives.  28 September 2022, 15:00-17:00 CEST [online].
To find out more and join our upcoming events, visit or reach out to:

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We are working on a new website for ECOLISE.

Meanwhile you can follow our work on the Communities for Future website.

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