• Free training course on financing local development projects

    (04 October 2016) – The Covenant of Mayors and Eurocities are organising, in Brussels on 28-29 November, a training course on financing sustainable local development projects. The two-day training is open to representatives of cities signatory to the Covenant of Mayors initiative and currently working on a development…


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  • The large scale roll-out of electric cars on EU roads…

    (30 September 2016) – The large scale roll-out of electric cars on EU roads will help fight climate change but more electricity will have to be generated to power the vehicles which, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned, could have its own impact on global warming. The European…


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  • Swedish break-through for community-run micro-biogas in Europe

    Biogas is a renewable energy source that is slowly getting more traction in Europe. It is freshly-produced methane, the ecological equivalent to its more well-known sister product, fossil-fuel natural gas. While much of Europe is heated by non-renewable natural gas, industries are run on natural gas and cars are…


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  • Energy in the European Union

    (20 September 2016) – Statistics can help to make the complex process of energy more understandable. This is the aim of the digital publication Shedding light on energy in the EU – A guided tour of energy statistics issued today by Eurostat. This digital publication will serve in…


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  • Linking Schools with Communities – A European Training Seminar

    (19 September 2016) – The School for Resilience! project (SfR) organises in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, County Tipperary, Ireland, on 10th and 11th of October 2016, a European Training Seminar. This seminar will introduce a new approach in environmental education for schools, development education and Education for Sustainable Development, using a Place…


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  • September Permaculture News

    (15 September 2016) – The September issue of the Permaculture Association’s newsletter focuses on Convergence 2016. More than 325 people came together at the Nell Bank Centre for this year’s Convergence. It was a weekend of learning, conversing, organising, laughing, and dancing. Photos have been added to Flickr, and a short…


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  • TerraFest Eko march 2016

    (12 July 2016) – CESNET-Italy-Slovenia-Croatia has launched an invitation to participate in the TerraFest Eko march 2016, on 1-6 August, between Rijeka and Karlovac. The march will be complemented with seed exchange, bioregionalism and permaculture workshops. Earth festivals exist in many cultures, ancient and modern, from mountains to the oceans….


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  • Three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

    (05 July 2016) – The European Commission today launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, the prizes will reward innovative approaches to…


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  • ECOLISE at ENRD seminar

    (04 July 2016) – On 1 July the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) invited ECOLISE to participate in a seminar interestingly entitled “Changing our Mindsets – Seizing opportunities in the Green Economy”. The seminar was part of the ENRD’s work where the main objective is…


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