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The power of localisation: exploring transformative community-led initiatives

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CEST

We are excited to offer you an online session to discover and explore the potential of Localisation in strengthening and mainstreaming community-led approaches as a response to the climate emergency. We will discuss what is localisation, and what type of localisation is needed, exploring what opportunities can bring, diving into how ECOLISE is approaching it, and showcasing a few key examples from the ECOLISE network. This event is part of the World Localization Day promoted world wide by Local Futures.
Let’s meet together at our next online Communities for Future (CfF) session on the 22nd of June, from 15h to 16h30 CET.

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We will have as guest speakers:


Ad Vlems is initiator of Boekel Ecovillage, that consists of 36 circular climate positive and climate proof houses in the Netherlands. Boekel Ecovillage has received three Dutch sustainable building awards because they integrated solutions to reach all sustainable development goals. Boekel Ecovillage may call itself the Most sustainable organisation of the Netherlands. In the Hildur Jackson award 2021 the ecovillage got third place because the project acts as a Living Lab, a real-life test and experimentation environment for a sustainable future. The 47 members of the ecovillage are users and producers, co-creating innovation and fostering user-driven open innovation.

Cristiano Bottone, class ’67, cofounder in 2008 of the first Italian Transition Initiative in Monteveglio (near Bologna). In the same year he brings together, with another group of national experimenters, Transition Italia, which is now the national hub of the movement. Much of his work focuses now on the involvement of municipalities, businesses and institutions in the Transition process. He still does not know if Transition is really the way to solve the enormous problems we have created, but experiencing it is one of the most interesting and fun things that ever happened to him.


Filka Sekulova is based at ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She holds a doctoral degree in ecological economics with a specialization in happiness and climate change UAB. Presently she is doing a post doctorate research on the success factors of community-based initiatives, part of the  European research project TESS. Her research interests center around the economics of happiness, income and degrowth. She is a member of Research & Degrowth and the international community working on the establishment of the international scientific conferences on degrowth.





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June 22
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CEST
Event Category:


online zoom
Brussels, Belgium

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