[catlist id=71]

  • Energy consumption in the EU below its 1990 level, but dependency on fossils fuels is high

    (20 February 2017) – In 2015, gross inland energy consumption amounted in the EU to 1 626 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), below its 1990 level (-2.5%). However, over this period, EU dependency on imports of fossils fuels has increased, with 73% imported in 2015 compared with just over

  • Energy Poverty Handbook

    (20 February 2017) – Energy poverty is an issue in Europe. A recently published ‘Energy Poverty Handbook’ shows that eliminating energy poverty is not only desirable but also possible. Can you imagine that there are still many people in Europe in 2017 who need to choose between heating and eating?

  • Permaculture practitioners meet academics: ‘Designing Research for the World We Want’

    (17 February 2017) – In the latest edition of its newsletter the Permaculture Association has posted a report on a course that explored the ‘fertile edges’ of permaculture action-research. For a total of five days (9-13 October 2016), ‘Casa Vale da Lama’, an educational farm and eco-resort near Lagos, Portugal,

  • Green Week 2017 – Call for partner events

    (16 February 2017) – The dates are set for the EU Green Week 2017, Europe’s leading environment event. From 29 May to 2 June 2017, EU Green Week will take place in Brussels and across Europe. The theme for this year is ‘Green Jobs for a Greener Future’. The EU

  • Gaia Education Economic Design E-Learning course

    (15 February 2017) – Gaia Education’s eight-week online course on Economic Design will start on 6 March. It is time to step up our efforts to co-create a transformative response to the converging crises we all face locally, regionally and globally. One of the highest leverage points for transformation is

  • Farming for Biodiversity: Promising approaches wanted

    (14 February 2017) – The Solution Search project is looking to identify and reward the most promising approaches to conserving biodiversity on agricultural lands. You could win up to $30,000 with additional side prizes for community/social impact, food security/nutrition impact, biodiversity impact and water impact. All finalists will attend a

  • Permaculture for Farms Conference

    (09 February 2017) – The European Permaculture Network has just received a grant from the Visegrad Fund to conduct, on 17-19 July in Prague, a conference on permaculture farming and farm visits in Central Europe. The event will gather the best European permaculture farmers and experts, and participants will have

  • Resilience, Community Action & Societal Transformation

    (07 February 2017) – ‘Resilience, Community Action & Societal Transformation’, an ECOLISE publication, is a unique collection bridging research, theory and practical action to create more resilient societies. It includes accounts from people and organisations at the front line of efforts to build community resilience, cutting edge theory and analysis

  • New Economy & Social Innovation (Malaga, Spain, 19-22 April 2017)

    (31 January 2017) – ECOLISE is supporting the efforts of the Global Hub for the Common Good in organizing the first Global Forum, “New Economy & Social Innovation “ – NESI, to be held from 19th to the 22nd April 2017 in Malaga (Spain). The NESI Forum aims to bring

  • Taking a bird’s-eye view: the 4th meeting of national networks of GEN Europe

    (18 January 2017) – After Torri Superiore (Italy), Los Portales (Spain), Park Istra (Slovenia) the fourth venue for the GEN national network meeting was Lebensbogen (Germany). 21 representatives from 12 countries gathered on 13-15 January to review and celebrate activities in 2016, and to develop plans for 2017. Many countries