First SCP workshop

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The first SCP workshop took place on September 6th and 7th in Križevci, Croatia, immediately before the 2019 ECOLISE General Assembly. It was attended by about 15 on-site participants.

Finding a common ground

The first session was about finding a shared understanding of SCP and ECOLISE as its context.

Key points

What is the SCP?

The SCP is along-term program, coordinating the learning of many diverse SCP projects. It aims at launching macro-grant regional pilot projects with parallel community action in different states.Those will create action learning networks at multiple nested levels.

The SCP's purpose and aim

The SCP can be a meeting ground for different networks, where they can find more ways to collaborate and support each other. This will facilitate system shifting of regional and inter-regional networks and net-weaving. Doing that it will enhance collaboration across sectors, territories and regions. Members of the networks will support each other on different levels, such as collaborative accessing of funding for projects, but also by mutually giving hope.Together that will illuminate and accelerate responses on sustainability challenges, developed by collaborative community initiatives.

In addition to the network development the SCP focuses on the enhancement of alternative modes of learning. Examples are:

  • localising and grounding good practice from across Europe and beyond in regional and translocal hubs.
  • enabling regional facilitators for transformative change.
  • Exchange of good practices and creation of a shared knowledge base.
  • Create new types of learning processes, such as
  • facilitation of community-led tranformative change and the forming of a harmonious community.
  • travel/learning hubs.
  • mentorship.
  • online and in person courses by members for members and others.

The role of ECOLISE

ECOLISE functions as an umbrella under which a diverse variety of projects is working and experimenting. Taken together, the different approaches under the umbrella will create prototypes for a support system, the creation of livelihoods working in the field of social transformation. The relationship between the single projects and the umbrella is marked by mutual learning. The role of ECOLISE is to ensure that knowledge can be shared among the network in a coordinated, easily accessible and dynamic way.

Examples and connected networks

Examples for networks of community led initiatives on a regional and inter-regional level were collected.

Inter-regional networks
Regional networks

Communities of Practice

Creating a shared understanding

Good practice

Collaboration and resourcing