Catalysing Communities

A European Gathering for Building Connections & Capacity

19-20 September 2023

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 1: 19 September 9.00-13.00 CET @ Mundo Matonge in Brussels & online:
Sharing the successes of community-led initiatives and the latest resources and approaches about catalysing communities through regenerative practices, socially inclusive interventions and place-based demonstration centres. 

Part 2: 19 September 14.00-17.00 CET @ Mundo Matonge in Brussels & online:
Discussing the roadblocks that practitioners meet recurringly when catalysing community transitions: what structural barriers need to be removed, what policy changes claimed, what support gathered?


Part 3: 20 September 08.30-12.30 CET @ European Parliament & online:
An extended breakfast with MEPs to scope community-led initiatives, the emerging catalysing professions, and the European Green Deal could advance each other’s objectives.
Daniel Christian Wahl will give an online keynote speech at breakfast (9-9:30 am). He'll discuss the difference between sustainability and regeneration and how vital support from the Green Deal is for localised & bioregional practitioners like you! 

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 and iACT (Activating Community Transformation).


Registrations Here