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We think it is time to bring the voice of community-led initiatives into EU policy more strongly. Together with partners, we aim to make a call for transformational regional and local development policies, which enable a widespread community-led response to the multifaceted social and ecological crisis.

We invite you to become part of this policy positioning process that will target EU policies such as the European Green Deal and LEADER/Community-led Local Development as potential catalysts for a regenerative societal transformation that puts communities at the centre.

How do we find a united voice within the ECOLISE network? And with core partners such as ELARD (the LEADER associations which represents 3,000+ Local Action Groups), the European Rural Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee? This is what we want to experiment with this year.

ECOLISE has done a lot of advocacy work in recent years – from the 2019 Status Report to the “Pathways” presented in 2021. Our plan is to first create a baseline from these existing papers and projects to position ECOLISE towards the European Green Deal and then gather inputs from members and partners.

We invite partners and members of ECOLISE to take part in this policy positioning process of community-led initiatives towards the European Green Deal and
  • give input to the 10 theses towards transformational community-led local development policies by the end of October 2022
  • signal us your interest in becoming a partner in this process
Here is how you can participate:
  1. Have a look at the 10 theses and read through them
  2. Comment on the 10 theses by inserting comments into the google document below, giving your name and organisation (anonymous comments will not be taken into account)
  3. AND fill in this short survey (which gives us your contact details, so we can be in touch)
  4. Take part in the follow-up event on 19 October 4:30 – 6 pm CET (where we will discuss the input given) and register here
  5. Save the date for our main policy stakeholder event on 28 November 2:30 – 5:30 pm CET and register here
  6. Optional: Get in touch with the ECOLISE policy team during our open office hours: We’re open for conversation each of the last three Thursdays in October from 5 – 6 pm CET (starting on 13 Oct.) – to be part of this, please indicate this in the survey (see above) and click here to add it in your calendar

You can find below the recording of the Kick-off session.

Sep 2022
28 September 2022

Policy Consultation Process Kick-Off. Let’s build a united voice for Community-led Initiatives

We at ECOLISE think it is time to bring the voice of community-led initiatives into EU policy more strongly. Together with partners, we aim to make a call for transformational regional and local development policies, which enable a widespread community-led response to the multifaceted social and ecological crisis. We invite you to become part of this policy positioning process that […]

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Oct 2022
19 October 2022

Policy Consultation: 10 theses on transformative community-led local development

How can we make regional and local development policies which support transformational change – driven by communities – a reality on the ground? As part of a series of conversations, we invite you to become part of the policy positioning process toward transformative regional and local development policies that put communities at the center.   Following the Policy Consultation kick-off […]

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Nov 2022
08 November 2022

Policy Members Hour: Validation of the 10 theses on transformative community-led local development policies

ECOLISE has embarked on this policy positioning process of CLIs & the European Green Deal, together with partners, since this June 2022, and is aiming for a strong voice of community-led initiatives when it comes to improving the European Green Deal and implementing it locally, highlighting the role of citizens and communities into collective action. This session aims at assessing […]

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28 November 2022

Community-led initiatives and the European Green Deal: towards transformational local development policies

On 28 November 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), in collaboration with ECOLISE will host ECOLISE's main policy stakeholder event, Community-led initiatives and the European Green Deal: towards transformational local development policies, to hold conversations about the role of communities and EU policies on the path to transformational systemic change. Click here to register to join the conversations […]

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