A European Gathering for Building Connections & Capacity
19-20 September 2023
(Zoom Links and Conference Resources Below)
Are you a practitioner or part of an initiative and organisation in Europe that is catalysing the transition of local communities towards sustainable & regenerative futures?
Then come and join us this September for a unique international gathering in Brussels! This three-part blended event gives you a chance to meet European policymakers and like-minded individuals who're working towards socio-ecological changes.
Learn about active community-led initiatives and resources available, discover how the European Green Deal could advance our work and let's discuss changes needed in order to create real change! This gathering will create a harmonious space where we can come together and strengthen Europe's resilience and social contract through building connections and community.
Details of each part of the event are as follows:
- Part A, 19 September 9.00-13.00 CET @ Mundo Matongé (Mundo B building) in Brussels & online: To share the successes of community-led and youth-led initiatives and the latest resources and approaches about catalysing communities through regenerative practices, socially inclusive interventions and place-based demonstration centres.
- Part B: 19 September 14.00-17.00 CET @ Mundo Matongé (Mundo B building) in Brussels & online: To discuss the roadblocks that practitioners meet recurrently when catalysing community transitions: what structural barriers need to be removed, what policy changes claimed, what support gathered?
- Part C, 20 September, 08.30-12.30 CET @ European Parliament & online: To scope how community-led initiatives, the emerging catalysing professions, and the European Green Deal could advance each other’s objectives.
We will be streaming the event live online from Brussels for anyone who is unable to make it in person! Please sign up as soon as possible for any of the complementary parts of the event here.
This event is made possible through the cooperation of the following groundbreaking Erasmus+ projects: the Community Catalysts project series, Community Climate Coaches, iACT (Activating Community Transformation) and Youth Action For Nature and Wellbeing.
Gathering Technical Details
19th September - PART A and B
20th September - PART C - EU Parliament
General Resources Center
Catalysing Communities Definitions Poster - Download Here
Catalysing Communities Projects Canvas - Download Here
Resilience Earth Regenerative Spiral - Download Here the Poster
Project Flyers, Posters and Resources
Project Website: https://www.catalysts.community/
Community Catalysts Toolkit Cards in English - Click to generate a set of cards.
Project Website: https://communitiesforfuture.org/community-climate-coaches/
Community Climate Coaches Competences: Download Here
Two Waves: Download Here
Project Website: https://www.yafnaw.eu/
YAFNAW Pedagogical Guide: PDF Download
YAFNAW Free Online Course: Start here