Collaboration for transformation (booklet)

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Collaboration for transformation is a booklet being produced to mark the second European Day of Sustainable Communities on September 22nd 2018.

Its format will be 16 B5 pages, including pictures and graphics, making the maximum word count 350 words per page.


Page 1. Front Cover
(need to agree full title)
Collaboration for transformation: (need to include sustainability, low carbon, Municipalities, etc…???)
(Community sustainability action to a regenerated Europe/World)
Page 2. Table of Contents
Page 3. Overview
Frame within our asks and include a summary of recommendations (contextualise the recommendations); CLIs and networks all over Europe - ECOLISE and wider (1 par overview)ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, is a coalition of national and international networks of community-led initiatives on sustainability and climate change, as well as organisations that support a community-led transition to a resilient Europe. ; meta-analysis
Page 4. Growing the knowledge base
An overview of the Status report, including the process, the ECOLISE wiki, open online meeting series etc, research as learning, we all have to learn together - try to break the paradigm of one direction (student, prof) [ possibly at the end]
Pages 5-11. Communities in action
[Each these sections key information (benefits, barriers, potential) - could be summaries highlighted in a box or similar.], Likewise, for each of these 'XX Communities' sections I would suggest we try to include as much factual information as possible (scale, impacts,etc..):
c200 words core text, 1 or 2 sentences for each of benefits, barriers, potential
ensure continuity of narrative that shows these are different lenses (with an incremental relationship - successively becoming more systemic)
Page 5. Growing communities
different types of food-based community initiatives,
Page 6. Energy communities
community energy projects and similar
Page 7. Enterprising communities
solidarity economy, co-ops, community currencies, Reconomy, permaculture/regenerative enterprise, ecovillage enterprise
Pages 8-9. Centre spread
Map of Europe with 7 highlighted CLIs
Page 10. Democratic communities
degrowth critique of democratic deficit - questioning the growth question
commons-based forms of ownership and organisation
democratic alternatives:
decision- making processes
Page 11. Regenerative communities
overcoming disempowerment, healing social divisions,
Refugee solidarity - We are here (Amsterdam), Gaia Education projects in Sicily?
Resilient Communities (Germany)
Page 12-13. Collaborations;
including MiT, Sustainable Communities Programme and action at other levels (national and EU)
community appointments to local authorities in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, etc.)
Pages 14-15. Recommendations (for policy and for practice, research?)
co-creative process, join our wiki and Status report; 2021-2027 pathway where people could envision the links of our pathways (could be part of P.4)
SDG implementation needs to give more response to Communities;
Climate change - comm offer alternative trajectories for Paris not just implementation but whole articulation and framing of the issues to become much more realistic
Page 16. Back cover Need high quality logos of partners.