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ECOLISE is the European Network for Community-Led Sustainability Initaitives. It arose from an initiative by Eamon O'Hara, a consultant for AEIDL (the European Association for Information on Local Development), who wrote a Masters thesis on community-led action on climate change in 2009. Based on consultation with people active in community-based climate change initiatives in several EU countries, Eamon compiled a report, Europe in Transition, scoping out the field and making the case for coordinated action at European level via a new organisation and meta-network. Subsequent discussions led to the establishment of ECOLISE as a not-for-profit association under Belgian law (AISBL) at a legal ceremony in Brussels on May 14th 2014.