ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, is a coalition of 43 member organisations engaged in promoting and supporting local communities across Europe in their efforts to build pathways to a sustainable future. Members of ECOLISE include international networks of community-led initiatives such as the Transition Network (representing over 1200 Transition initiatives), the Global Ecovillage Network (15,000 ecovillages) and the Permaculture movement (3 million practitioners globally); ICLEI, the association of local governments for sustainability; national and regional networks; and other specialist bodies engaged in European-level research, training and communications. By bringing these organisations together, ECOLISE seeks to establish a common, Europe-wide agenda and a platform for collective action. ECOLISE is registered as an international non-profit association under Belgian law (AISBL). The activities of members extend to all EU member states, as well as internationally.
The European Day of Sustainable Communities is an ECOLISE initiative, organised in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Let’s Do It! World Clean Up Day and La Fête des Possibles. The 22nd September 2018 marks the second edition of the day, when individuals, communities and organisations across Europe are invited to celebrate together and organise events that showcase their pioneering efforts to create new models for sustainable living. Ecovillages, Transition initiatives, permaculture projects, the agroecology movement, and many others are opening their doors and inviting the public to observe, discuss and be inspired by a diverse range of projects, covering everything from community energy to local food, sustainable mobility, resource management and much more.
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