Ecolise: Working towards a Europe of dynamic, resilient communities
ECOLISE is a coalition of organisations engaged in promoting and supporting local communities across Europe in their efforts to build pathways to a sustainable future. The members of ECOLISE include international, national and sometimes regional networks of community-based initiatives, as well as other bodies engaged in European-level research, training, communications or other activities to support community-based action on climate change and sustainability. By bringing these organisations together, ECOLISE seeks to establish a common Europe-wide agenda and a platform for collective action.
ECOLISE’s vision is of a Europe where the members of every local community have taken a lead role in ensuring local economic, social and environmental sustainability. Through their actions, they have achieved a net zero carbon footprint and in so doing have made a major contribution to the establishment of a post-carbon, ecological society in Europe.
To support its member organisations in achieving this vision, the mission of ECOLISE is to be a shared platform for learning, action and advocacy of community-based initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe.
Through its activities, ECOLISE seeks to raise the profile of community-based action on climate change and sustainability in Europe, to facilitate exchange, cooperation and knowledge development and sharing among stakeholders across Europe, and to strengthen the collective influence of its members in EU policy making.