Talk: 10th October > ‘‘Communities for future – Climate action through deep collaboration”

Thousands of ecosocial community-led initiatives are experimenting at a local scale, developing innovative responses to the climate emergency and social crisis. Movements such as Ecovillages, Permaculture, Transition, and many others, are good examples of that, and have a long experience building alternatives at community level. How can we foster collaboration and mutual learning among them, and with other key stakeholders, to increase the positive impact? How can we create healthy and transformative networks? ECOLISE, The European Network of Community-led Initiatives on Climate change and Sustainability, brings together many of these movements, and works on these and other important questions through the Communities for Future programme: an action programme that aims at the widespread mainstreaming of regenerative and transformative community-led action on climate change and sustainability in the period up to 2030 and beyond.


Juan is the ECOLISE Network and outreach coordinator. He is an international facilitator of community transformation and ecosocial transition, with more than 15 years experience designing and implementing collaborative projects and trainings on local resilience and sustainability in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He is co-founder of Transition Spain and member of the project Municipalities in Transition. He is also the author of “Guía del movimiento de Transición”, and codirector of the film ALTER NATIVES. Juan holds a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Sustainability. He lives in Cardedeu, Spain, where he has a permaculture garden.

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