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A pandemia Covid-19 demonstrou a importância do papel que as comunidades as iniciativas cidadãs, e a sociedade civil tiveram na busca de soluções face ás adversidades do presente; mas também, como rapidamente estas comunidades puderam mobilizar-se a si próprias e partilhar responsabilidades a nível local. Esta é a primeira evidência que as soluções e abordagens bottom-up, nascidas da iniciativa cidadã, são essenciais e complementares ás abordagens e soluções top-down. No entanto esta pandemia tem também exposto e demostrado as diversas…Find out more »
UrbanA Community Conversation: Municipalities in Transition, how can citizens and municipalities work better together?
The Municipalities in Transition (MiT) project team developed a systemic methodology to provide local communities an experiential and community-led way to develop future-oriented ecological and social solutions. Successfully tested in 6 pilots worldwide and now spreading in new pioneer communities, the MiT team aims to trigger deep and permanent cultural change where the best result is to see the system becoming completely integrated in the local environment without the need of an external support. In this conversation we will introduce…Find out more »
Compelling Online Events for Community-led Climate Action 2.00pm - 3.30pm Tuesday 13 October An interactive session for all those working to tackle the Climate and Ecological Emergency and looking for tools to engage. Transition Edinburgh - long-time advocates for a climate neutral capital city through awareness-raising sessions - will share how we flipped events online. How to achieve wide audience sign-ups? When to hold events for maximum impact? Ingredients for an empowering session Capturing all the ideas and resources. Book…Find out more »
We invite you to a virtual feast, celebrating the launch of the Communities for Future program and YOUR valuable work in community-led action groups contributing to a sustainable local and societal transition. This event is meant for displaying and celebrating together as a group of peers the big and small achievements and milestones from European community-led initiatives in 2020. For many of us at the personal level and within our movements, this year has been a tough one. That stresses…Find out more »
Monday NOV 9th 2020, 1700-1900 CET In collaboration with Humanity Rising Global Solutions Summit, we will showcase the transformative potential of community-led action on climate change and sustainability. We will give voice to the movements of Ecovillages, Permaculture and Transition, which comprise the backbone of Communities for Future, the new Europe-wide action programme spearheaded by ECOLISE. We will hear about approaches and accomplishments that local communities take in responding to the challenges of our time. We explore together what are…Find out more »
Join us to explore what is a Community of Practice (CoP) and what can be their role in strengthening community-led responses to societal challenges. In this online session we will hear stories from three Communities of Practice from the ECOLISE network. These CoPs bring people with a shared passion to learn, experiment, and innovate together. We explore what makes it inspiring to be part of a CoP, how CoPs can organize themselves effectively and how they make an impact. We…Find out more »
How do you feel after reading an amazing book? You want to share it with your friends, don't you? What about a documentary? Or an intriguing article? How to share them all with everyone you know? How do we share them together? The amount of knowledge about a better world is overwhelming. Organizing this knowledge well and making it accessible is not an easy task. That's what Communities for Future knowledge commons is about. It features community-led action on climate change and sustainability, or in…Find out more »
Local Energy Communities can play a crucial role in the energy transition by providing flexibility services and orchestrating decentralised energy resources to provide a cost-efficient and secure electricity supply and guarantee a stable grid, while at the same time promoting the consumption of energy produced at km0 and empowering local actors, thus increasing the social impact and cohesion of the communities. Local Energy Communities are becoming increasingly represented throughout Europe as they enable the different actors such as neighbours, public…Find out more »
The theme of the conference calls into question how discourses about energy transition have been put into practice. As the “world’s hunger for energy” still appears to be increasing, the transition to clean sources of energy will need to be “revolutionary”, requiring the transformation of forms of social organization (Davidson and Gross, 2018). And yet, what is actually changing? And what impacts is the pandemic and its economic effects having on energy transition?Find out more »
Translocal adventures in developing an Urban Systems Community of Practice, with UrbanA and ECOLISE.
Our TNOC "Seed Session" event with UrbanA, ECOLISE & Communities for Future will be on Monday 22nd of February at 16.15-17.45 CET About the Festival TNOC Festival pushes boundaries to radically imagine our cities for the future. A virtual festival that spans 5 days with programming across all regional time zones and provided in multiple languages. TNOC Festival offers us the ability to truly connect local place and ideas on a global scale for a much broader perspective and participation than any one physical…Find out more »
We are living with unprecedented ecological, social, economic and political crises. At the same time, community-led initiatives across the world are developing a diversity of solutions. We need to build bridges among these initiatives and movements, and the people behind them. Now, more than ever, we need to bring collaboration on climate action to another level. We need to learn together and support each other. Come explore with us how Communities for Future can enable such radical collaboration. You may…Find out more »
This is the second Meet and Greet organised by the Communities for Future policy team. The first one provided an opportunity to meet MEP Irena Joveva. This time we invite you to exchange with us on our 2021 priorities. REGISTER HERE.Find out more »