Strengthening collaboration between community-led initiatives and local authorities for regional sustainability
ETiA is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership running from 2019-2021, involving the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), ECOLISE, GEN Germany, Hurdal Ecovillage (Norway) and the University of St Andrews (UK).
The ETIA project is about spreading and scaling up an ecovillage approach to local development and regeneration, by developing materials, curricula and a training designed to use and apply the Ecovillage approach in different contexts and in collaboration with a diversity of stakeholders. We explore how ecovillages, community-led initiatives, local government and local academic institutions can collaborate to scale both horizontally and vertically in order to catalyse regional sustainability innovation.
Addressing systemic crisis will not derive only from international organisations, governments and politicians. Communities, citizens, NGOs and other forms of civil society hold many of the solutions. In a fragmented world, successful cross-sectoral collaboration is key, particularly partnerships that blur the lines between top-down and bottom-up, i.e. partnerships between municipalities and community-led initiatives (CLIs). ETiA showcases lessons learned to scale up many of the strategies developed by communities. The urgency and magnitude of the challenges that humanity faces require a greater collective response. ETiA represents a new partnership of individuals and organisations passionate about developing a sustainable future by developing a pathway of collaboration that will regenerate local communities and facilitate the emergence of flourishing regenerative regions. ETiA develops the resources, learning programmes and other tools to enable CLI-municipality partnerships to take root. In this webinar, we will hear from successful case studies that have managed to draw together collaborations between stakeholders to shift local and even regional realities. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and be inspired by exchanging in smaller groups.
We present best practice cases and exchange on how collaborations between local authorities/municipalities and community-led initiatives can be successful