European Day of Sustainable Communities
The European Day of Sustainable Communities is a celebration of local communities taking action for a better, more sustainable world. It gives local communities an opportunity to join with others to showcase their work and inspire the wider public.
The European Day of Sustainable Communities was first held in 2017. That year communities and organisations from 15 countries across Europe held registered events. Repeat events have been held ever year since, in September 2018 and September 2019.
In 2017 the day was also marked by a conference on sustainable communities in Brussels, hosted by ECOLISE in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee. In 2018, ECOLISE co-hosted a second conference on the theme of municipalities and community-led initiatives, in collaboration with the Municipalities in Transition project.