Stories of Collective Action

Check our stories of collective action and get inspired to sign the Time for Collective Action Manifesto.

Stories possess the unique ability to humanise statistics and policy debates, making them relatable and understandable to policy makers and the public alike. Whether it’s by sharing personal experiences, highlighting community struggles, or showcasing solutions over adversity, narratives have the capacity to evoke empathy, inspire action, and shape policy decisions. Moreover, we are confident that storytelling can drive momentum for policy reform and systemic change.

This is why we are committed to sharing real stories of collective action, aiming to inspire EU policymakers and citizens alike to recognise citizen-led initiatives as laboratories for transformative social innovation. These stories will show that citizens can be, and already are, agents of change for strong sustainability. They will illustrate that, at present, there are too many barriers which stand in the way of living a good life within planetary boundaries. Moreover, they will bring awareness that a majority of citizens unequivocally support a strong and ambitious European Green Deal. 

If you would like to tell your own story of collective action, we invite you to have a look at the Communications & Storytelling Toolkit before submitting it, in order to make sure your story is aligned with the key messages of the Time for Collective Action Manifesto.

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